Teaching kids how to use their mountain moving faith
Childhood Cancer Statistics
46 kids are diagnosed with cancer everyday
7 kids die everyday from cancer
An estimated 300,000 children will die from cancer this year
Only 4 drugs have been approved since 1980 for childhood cancer
Only 4% of funding has been dedicated to childhood cancer1
According to the American Cancer Society, "because of major treatment advances in recent decades, 84% of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more. Overall, this is a huge increase since the mid-1970s, when the 5-year survival rate was about 58%."2 Thankfully, I was one of the 58% that survived.
Fast forward 45 years, and I've written a children's book to help kids with cancer and another book written exclusively for parents with children who have cancer.
Heal My Baby! Waiting Room Reading for Parents Needing Impossible Faith is an injection of encouragement for parents of sick children. It provides biblical and real-word examples of how God heals children.
Cross Eyed is the story of a 6-year-old’s battle with stage IV retinoblastoma. This children’s book empowers young readers, diagnosed with cancer and other rare diseases, to use their childlike faith to fight and beat the disease, deal with bullies, and see themselves as healed, healthy adults.
Incrementally impossible changes for kids with Down's.
Down's Syndrome Statistics
According to the Centers for Disease Control "Down Syndrome remains the most common chromosomal condition diagnosed in the United States. Each year, about 6,000 babies born in the United States have Down syndrome. This means that Down syndrome occurs in about 1 in every 700 babies."
Because Down's is often considered incurable, God put it on my heart to write, Down But Not Out: A Message of Hope for Parents Raising Down's Syndrome Rock Stars which walks parents through the scriptures in search of children, who recovered from intellectual disabilities. It reaches parents how to use their mustard seed so that they can see small, incremental changes in their child’s growth and intellectual ability.
There's also a companion Recovery Journal for Parents Raising Rock Star Kids which is a thankfulness journal that allows parents to record their child’s small victories so that they can be reminded of and celebrate the tiny breakthroughs when faced with difficulty.
And because Down's babies are important to God, there's also a children's book entitled, Why Did God Give Me Down’s? which answers the tough questions children may ask about Down’s and helps them understand that God didn’t give them Down’s and that an incremental recovery is possible when they use their childlike faith.
"In 2021, the CDC reported that approximately 1 in 44 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to 2018 data. Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls."
And of course, in true Godlike fashion, He began to show me verses that spoke specifically about Autism. Fearfully, Wonderfully but not Autistically Made walks readers through those scriptures, helps them establish their faith and provides the needed encouragement to raise autistic rock stars.