Author(s): Dr. Lucy Blunt
One quarter of the people diagnosed with cancer each year have children under 18 years. Upon diagnosis these parents always ask “what will I tell my children?” This book is the essential resource for parents, the family, the child, the teacher and the school community to help normalize the treatment of cancer. MY MUM'S GOT CANCER talks directly to the child using open and charming illustrations, which take away the fear and secrecy of cancer treatment, and is the first book its kind. Petrea King, author of FOOD FOR LIFE, also provides an introduction and her name is on the cover to maximise her endorsement.
Eloise Osborn is an 11 year old girl whose Mum wrote this book and she volunteered to do the illustrations so that other children can learn about what it is like to have a mother and family who go through breast cancer treatment.
Dr Lucy Blunt is a Clinical Psychologist and has worked with children and families since 1990. She is also a breast cancer survivor. Eloise Osborn is Lucy’s daughter. She did the illustrations so other children can learn what it is like to have a mother going through breast cancer treatment.