I Wish My Kids Had Cancer

I Wish My Kids Had Cancer

by Michael Alan

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ISBN-13: 9781606720707
Publisher: Publish America
Publication date: 10/20/2008
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

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I Wish My Kids Had Cancer: A Family Surviving the Autism Epidemic 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible and offensive.  I am beyond disgusted both as a parent of an autistic child and an advocate for children's cancer.  There is a boycott forming against any retailer that sells this book.
DedeS More than 1 year ago
As a childhood cancer awareness advocate, I am absolutely disgusted by the title of this book.  While I have not read the book, the title does enough for me.  I watch children and their families battle the beast everyday, and how anyone could "wish" their children had cancer is beyond my scope.  I am sure if they spent a day in the life of a child with cancer's shoes, their opinion would change.  My stomach is in knots over this.
bholland714 More than 1 year ago
The title of this book is HORRIBLE!!! I usually don't little to judge a book by its cover but hype CAn you compare autism to cancer? Both are horrible and shouldn't be compared. I wish my child was alive!!! Cancer stole my child from me. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How dare this guy compare autism to cancer. Why would any parent wish cancer on their child? This guy obviously needs to spend some time in a pediatric oncology clinic to get a reality check. Children with cancer receive torturous, barbaric treatments which may or may not get rid of the cancer. Did you know that 46 children are diagnosed and 7 children DIE every day from cancer? It is the leading cause of death by disease in children. If the child is lucky enough to beat their cancer, they still face a lifetime of side effects like hearing loss, kidney failure, heart problems, and secondary cancers (just to name a few).  Pediatric cancer is a lot more than cute, smiling bald kids. They suffer immensely - physically, mentally, and emotionally. I am sure that having autistic children is very difficult, but there are so many parents in this world who would trade cancer for autism in a heartbeat because that would mean that their child was still here. This title is just an absolute kick in the gut to any parent who has ever seen there child dealing with the effects and the after effects that cancer has on their child.  You should be ashamed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really? I am disgusted and horrified by the title of this book. My son died of childhood cancer - I wouldn't wish that horrific disease on my worst enemy. Michael Alan, the publisher and any retailer (including Barnes & Noble) who sells this book should be ashamed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't put this down once you start AND you will feel better for reading it. Michael Alan and all parents dealing with Autism are an inspiration to us all and you would do yourself good to pick up a copy. It helps me to understand what my friends and family deal with every single day.
SusanK More than 1 year ago
Amazing story of parents love for their children and their daily struggles of living with not just 1, but 2 children with autism. It is also a frustrating story to see what they have to go through just to receive medical care, sometimes substandard at best. Also, lack of good schools and therapy for them. It was also angering to read that insurance in their state will not cover any cost, causing them to always be struggling financially, when they need to just be concentrating on their children. When you read the book you better understand the reference to cancer. Very informative book to those of us who know little about autism.