The CAN in Cancer

The CAN in Cancer


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Eli is a young boy who finds out that he has cancer. Not knowing how to feel, his doctor tells him…

“There is a ‘can’ in cancer, so when your life seems kinda rough,
breathe in and out and clear your head and think about better stuff.”

This creatively written book of hope follows Eli’s journey through the eyes of a patient, parents, siblings, teachers, health care providers, and friends. A must read for all who are searching for their “CAN” in cancer.

“I am a St Jude cancer survivor and my story helped create this book. I think this book will help others find their “CAN” in cancer.”
Ben (age 11)

“This book would be great for explaining what I am going through to my friends and classmates. I am the “CAN” in cancer…”
Eli (age 8)

“I am being treated for leukemia at Children’s in Omaha, Nebraska. This book helped me to see that there really is a “CAN” in cancer. It also helped my family and friends understand what having cancer is really like!”
Cole (age 12)

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Allison Valentine
Audience: Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Grade Level: 2-6
Format: Paperback
Page Number: 32
ISBN: 9781937870171
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
Release Date: August 25, 2013
Language: English
Product Type: Storybook
Topic: Character

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