This book was inspired by my niece, Livy, who was diagnosed with a rare disease known as juvenile dermatomyositis or JM. But this work was also designed to help all children and their families struggling with chronic illness. To make this book, I worked with Livy’s family, doctors, and some perfect strangers in order to provide a small bit of hope. Here is a media segment explaining more.
To our team’s knowledge, this is the first children’s book that attempts to discuss the mental, physical, and emotional challenges that come with any serious disease. The magic of this book is that it also touches on how one heals. Livy’s grit, imagination, medicine, nutrition, and love restore her health and transform her into a leader.
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