The Best Medicine

This book is truly a special gift. Harper Collins sent me a copy to check out – and while of course I’d never hope to need a book about cancer to share with my children, this is one that is beautifully done and I’d highly recommend it.

Written by Julie Aigner Clark, it talks in simple words about having cancer, and about how her child’s love is the best medicine and is accented by beautiful illustrations.

From the author’s website:

Julie is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and recently authored a children’s book that helps mother’s explain cancer treatment to their children in an optimistic and loving way. The book, called “The Best Medicine,” will be published by Harper Collins in Fall 2010. As a breast cancer survivor, Julie also is a proud supporter of the Pink Ribbon Foundation (, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provide funds to cancer patients.

I would like to give my copy to someone who is in need of it – if you or someone dear to you could use this please email me mflaum @ comcast . net – I will remove this offer from this post once my copy has found a good home…

5 thoughts on “The Best Medicine”

  1. What a kind thing to do, and a help and encouragement to someone who is going through the battle. I watched as my brother & sister-in-law dealt with my brother’s battle with cancer, while babysitting their 3 year old grandson, whose parents both worked full time. My SIL found a couple of storybooks to help the grandson deal with the death of his grandfather, but not the treatment process. Now, only 4 years later, my SIL has been diagnosed with a very rare and incurable cancer. (That is why I was mostly “absent” from the last BPS class) The grandson is wise beyond his now 7 years and understands what is going on. How valuable a book like this would surely be to any family with young children going through this ordeal.

  2. I have a good friend who is battling breast cancer right now. She’s the mom of two beautiful daughters, one of whom has down’s syndrome. I will be looking for this book to give to them as soon as it hits the shelves. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Hello May,
    Yesterday I read this post and thought what a wonderful book and kind of you to give it to someone. I was also grateful I didn’t know anyone who might need it. Sadly, the story today has changed. This morning I learned of a co-worker whose 31 year old wife was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She’s known 9 days and already been through a zillion tests to make sure it hasn’t spread anywhere else. She will start chemo in a few days. They have a 3 year old son and it would be lovely to share this book with them, whether as a gift from you or if I order it myself.
    Thanks for all you do!

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