Life Changing…a Cancer Book for Kids
A Cancer book for kids…Surviving to Thriving
The Apex Chamber of Commerce held their Women’s Networking luncheon this week at the lovely Cambridge Village of Apex. I enjoy networking at their meetings as Cam is the one who typically attends the Apex Chamber events on behalf of our office. The speaker was published author, Amelia Frahm, and her topic was “From Surviving to Thriving-Why Nausea is a Good Thing and Other Advice I Gave My Daughter”. Amelia is a cancer survivor and faced the tough challenge of trying to find a cancer book for kids that she could use while dealing with her own cancer. After much research and frustration (her search for a cancer book for kids took place before the internet was readily available to everyone) she finally came to the conclusion that there wasn’t any type of resource of this nature available. So Amelia started her own publishing company, Nutcracker Publishing, and brought her cancer book for kids to market. The book is called “Tickles Tabitha’s Cancer-Tankerous Mommy” and helps parents relate with their children during the treatment and trials of cancer. Amelia shared her ups and downs of getting her company created and launched at the luncheon. She was a very good speaker and her topic is one that really reaches out to so many women, especially many in the room today. Amelia also has another book called “Nuclear Power, How a Nuclear Power Plant Really Works!” She was selling both of her books at the luncheon today and the response seemed very positive. The quote from Amelia that stuck with me the most is “Surviving is the easy part…Thriving is the hard part”.
Since publishing her cancer book for kids, Amelia has been endorsed by The Susan B. Komen Foundation, invited to talk on live national TV shows, been a highly sought-after radio guest, and has been invited to join some major cancer-support speaking bureaus. Thank you Amelia for a very heartwarming and moving presentation today!
The Executive Director from Cambridge Village of Apex, Mark Wilson, greeted us during lunch and gave a brief overview of the lovely facility. The sponsors for the luncheon were Apex Obstetrics & Gynecology (Dr. Peck) and Primrose School of West Cary. Apex OBGYN is the first and only OBGYN office in Apex and Dr. Peck attended the luncheon today with this wife, Judy and their office assistant, Keisha. Tony and Tori Scuderi are the franchise owners for Primrose School and Tori was there for lunch. My Girlfriend’s Closet and Abloom’n Garden provided door prizes for the event. I was happy to sit with Rosemary Gray and Joy Wilkes. Rosemary works at Daniel’s Florist, which is owned by, Daniel Wakeley, who also owns Abloom’n Garden. Joy is the owner of New Neighbor Welcome.
Have you ever heard of a cancer book for kids? I love how Amelia was persistent and followed her desire to reach a market that was untapped. She truly is a pioneer in this area!
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