by Robert Martin, Kiera Ely

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Meet Clara, a five-year-old girl that is super positive and super happy. If something disappoints, she smiles it away. If something is wrong, she does her best to fix it.

Clara learns that she has brain cancer. Her treatment requires surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Like any child, she first resists the need for radiation treatment and years of having to take medicine. She asks questions, her way of making sure that this is the best way to fix it. She reluctantly agrees, and although she is afraid, she maintains her positive attitude.

Following the radiation treatment, Clara discovers that she has special powers that allow her to connect with animals in extraordinary ways she can tell what they are feeling inside, understand what they are saying and they can understand her.

Clara's journey takes her to the dog park, where her dog Maggie is frightened by Fang the bully; the zoo where the sea lion Fuzzy is embarrassed to be seen; and the Cheetahs' den where Dash seems very angry about something. Clara quickly recognizes that, fear, embarrassment, and anger, are the same feelings she experienced with cancer and the cancer treatments. She responds to their plight with her winning attitude and special powers, helping them to overcome their negative feelings, making them happy once again.

All terminally ill victims need support from family and friends, as well as their own courage to remain positive and diligent. For children, it's even harder. The fear they have from not understanding anything that is happening to them only adds to their anxiety: "What is cancer? Why me? Did I do something wrong?"

SuperClara - A Young Girl's Story of Cancer, Bravery and Courage, presents answers in a way that instills comfort to the child battling a terminal disease and at the same time provides a much-needed injection of courage.

SuperClara's story can also be an inspiration to anyone who is discouraged for any reason; it puts life's challenges and disappointments into perspective. It helps people of all age be more appreciative of their present circumstances.

The funds generated will be directed to the Bridge to a Cure Foundation. The mission of Bridge to a Cure is to provide funds to research life-sustaining-treatments for terminally ill victims. The expectation is that the research will not only consider current and prior clinical trials, but also drugs that are off patent, and many of the alternative treatments.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162045779
Publisher: DreamChaser Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 11 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Robert Martin is Keira's and Clara's grandfather. He and Keira write international whodunits. Their first book, The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels, was a number one new release on Amazon. Robert is an advocate of building strong family bonds and active in his support of children at risk. His extensive travels to more than 80 countries, and having lived on four continents, have exposed him to the toll that the stress of everyday living is taking on the health of families, particularly children. He believes that grandparents can help they can be an emotional rock, a wise friend and a playful elder. There is no greater bond than the trust and love between a grandparent and their grandchild. Robert is also an advocate for children battling a serious disease for which a cure is not foreseen in the near future. Worse, for many of these children there is no research institution with a program whose mission is to develop life-sustaining-treatments that might provide a bridge until a cure is found. Robert is hoping to correct this void with the establishment of the Bridge to a Cure Foundation. The mission of Bridge to a Cure is to provide research funding for life-sustaining-treatments. Robert is a retired division president of a Fortune 500 company. His writings have been published in newspapers and magazines. Keira Martin Ely lives in New York City with her mom, dad, sister and Maggie, her Golden-doodle. She has been writing short stories for her parents since she was six years old. She and her grandfather, Robert Martin write mysteries. Their first book, The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels, was a number one new release on Amazon. Although young herself, Keira cares deeply about the happiness and welfare of other children. Her sensitivity and keen insight provide her with the ability to relate to a wide array of concerns faced by children. This, and a creative imagination, bring to life each scene, each feeling in her writings. Keira is the real Clara's older sister. Keira plays the classical guitar, piano and loves sports.

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