Saturday, April 25, 2009

Book idea?

I would like to compile a book of our stories. When Cameron was first sick, all I could find were books about the disease. Very technical. I had a hard time finding something to read about the children, the families and their experiences with chemo, radiation, transplant- good or bad. I wanted to read these first-hand experiences to help myself gain a better understanding. I can't do this alone. I have only one story.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please leave a comment, email me: or call me (I will send you my # if you don't already have it). If you are not comfortable doing the writing piece, maybe we can talk on the phone and I'll write it up for your approval. I'd also like to include pictures. I have no idea how long this will take. I would love to have at least 50 stories of our littlest warriors to include. This is open to the warriors, the parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, siblings.

You can believe that I am serious, I will follow through. I do have a publisher in mind, one used by a friend who published her journal after her son died in a tragic accident.

Also, if you think this is a terrible idea, let me know that too.

Thanks for your help,



  1. Lori, I do not have a story like you or any other parent that have walked in your shoes...but you need to contact Steph Weathers.

    I think this is a wonderful encouraging inspiring connecting idea! Do it!

    I do remember a sweet little girl...long ago whom I babysat(1983-840. She started having headaches at the age of 4. First sign was allergies...then we moved to another state. Her headaches worsened. We get a call saying she has cancer. One of our last visits to Dallas to see her I remember climbing into her bed. (Her beautiful face swollen from all the meds, Her huge brown eyes still hooking into your heart and pulling you in. Her spirit never faltered throughout her battle.) We hugged for what seemed like an hour while we were the only two in the room. I had just learned to sign "Jesus Loves Me" and taught it to her. We laughed till our tummies hurt! A nurse came in to check on her, and caught us enjoying life. She never told me to get out of the bed. She did however tell me that Lauren was the best patient on her rounds. She starting bragging on Lauren about the people she makes smile!

    That was the last time I saw Lauren. She lost her battle but has given me a lifetime of special memories...babysitting her at age 4 thru laughing w/her in her hospital bed. She would of been 24 or 25 this year. I can not wait to see her face to face one day for eternity.

    Thanks for helping me remember the sweetness of a little girl who was older than her 7 years on this planet earth!

  2. I think that's a wonderful idea!!