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The Year My Dad Went Bald

This one is a little off-topic, even for me, but I wanted to make you aware of a great book that’s coming out this month.

In 2008, my cousin’s husband (what does that make him?  My cousin-in-law?) was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  Brian was surrounded by a wonderful community and had access to the latest resources, but even with all of the support, he and my cousin struggled to figure out how to explain what was going on to their nine-year-old son.

After a successful round of treatment, Brian is now in remission and back to watching Ohio State football and Flyers hockey in good health.

And a talented cartoonist and storyteller, he’s decided to share his story.

The Year My Dad Went Bald: A Tale of Cancer, Chemo, and Coping with a Cold Head chronicles the experience of a father’s diagnosis and treatment, through the eyes of his nine-year-old son.

I hope it’s a story that you’ll never need to read, but for those who do, this book is both informative and insightful, a great guide for any family dealing with a life-threatening illness.

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3 responses to “The Year My Dad Went Bald

  1. Mallory December 5, 2010 at 10:47 am

    It sounds like a great book. It is so difficult for parents to explain cancer to their young children. Hopefully this will be able to help some parents out.

  2. janae@hungryrunnergirl.com December 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    That sounds like an awesome book…what a different perspective!

    p.s. Please teach me your swirling ice cream technique!

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