Book Help Children and Parents Handle Brain Tumor Diagnosis
It is difficult to come to terms with a brain tumor diagnosis and if this is true for your child, it could be devastating. You would not know how to tell your child about the condition or, prepare her/him for the ensuing treatment. Most parents are at a loss when they have to explain to their child that they might have to go through a brain surgery for treatment.
Brittney Lee, the Le Bonheur Neurosurgery Nursing Coordinator, set out to make this easier for parents as well as the child. Lee wrote a book, inspired by an Arabic book about a child diagnosed with brain tumor. Lee’s book is titled Joey’s Wish and follows a little boy through his brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. The first copy of the book was handed out to a young girl and it helped her and her parents begin a conversation about the diagnosis. Lee is quoted in myfoxmemphis,
I wanted to tell the story of the patients that we see walk through our doors with a brain tumor diagnosis. I wanted to show the children what they can expect when they come to Le Bonheur.
Books that help children deal with tumor diagnosis should be a welcome resource. It would help children realize that they are not alone and allow them to shed their fears and inhibitions and discuss and understand their condition.
I applaud Lee and her team who came up with this brilliant idea and put in efforts to make it possible so as to help children cope with brain tumor diagnosis.