Grandma Kathy Has Cancer by Colleen Buckley
Cancer is a very frightening and mysterious disease from which children are often sheltered because parents are uncertain as to how to deal with it. This book draws upon real life episodes between a grandmother and her granddaughter to help children better understand what happens when family members are afflicted with cancer. The message it conveys is one of hope, love, and caring. Colleen Buckley resides in New Jersey with her husband. She has two married children and two grandchildren; she has been a nurse for over 25 years. Cancer is no stranger to Colleen, who has lost her father, her grandmother, and two of her sister-in-laws to this disease. Her husband, mother, and another sister-in-law are cancer survivors. Colleen's inspiration for this book has been her sister, Kathy's, ongoing fight with ovarian cancer.