When I was first faced with my diagnosis and began going through chemotherapy, I started writing. I was always known to keep a journal and write every thought down throughout my life, so this process was no different. It felt like an outlet that I could produce all of my thoughts and feelings down on paper. When I first started writing, I never dreamed that it would form into a children's book. When I was young, I remember my mom bringing home plain white hardback books and I created my own stories. I wrote, "The Fighting Turtles', a book of my own poems, and a book for my friend that moved away. At the time, I pretended that I was a famous author. I actually still have those books today. I loved the idea of becoming an author. Then one day as my 2-year-old was asking about where my hair had gone, it came to me... Where are all the children's books to explain to kids what happens when mommy is diagnosed with cancer?? And that is where it all began. This book brought a sense of closure and advocacy that I have been searching to find. I wanted to give back to others that are facing this disease. Being a mommy is hard enough, but throw in being sick, losing your hair, going for treatments, it makes for a long haul. I was fortunate enough to have AMAZING people by my side which made it that much more manageable. So this book (which I am SOOOO Excited, coming out the first week in MARCH!!) is what I am finding as my therapy and I pray that it can serve as some sort of therapy for your loved ones as well.