I was undergoing whole brain radiation when the inspiration for this book occurred. It is actually a funny story, I had a strange reaction to the cancer treatments of whole brain radiation and chemo. So I wrote this book and it was actually written with my left hand when I an right handed. Ive worked in kindergarten for years so i guess the desire was driven to help children just came out of my brain on to paper,
I greatly thank all of my doctors and my family,
I need to thank Marcia K. Horn, JD
Director, Exon 20 Group ICAN®, International Cancer Advocacy Network (https://askican.org).
And the wonderful team of loving teachers at ACPS Alexandria City Public Schools.
Espescially my principal Rachael Dischner, with out whom I I never could have survived in kindergarten.
side effect from the radiation where I started writing with my left hand (I am right handed). I wrote all over the house in dry erase marker! I wrote the whole book left handed.
As a former kindergarten teacher, we were always researching fun ways to teach the students how to memorize the alphabet - this book is the solution! My goal? In the ten years I was an educator i wanted to help children become literate in a fun, positive way. I hope you find this book helpful as you read with your loved ones!
A special thank you:
My loving husband, James, and our four children, without whom I could never have done this.
My darling sisters, Margaret and Helen
Marcia K. Horn, J.D, of the Exon 20 Group International Cancer Advocacy Network - Dr. Horn has helped me since October 2018 since I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
The Exon 20 Group, a global multi-stakeholder and working group at ICAN, the International Cancer Advocacy Network
Principal Rachael Dischner of Alexandria Public Schools - Ms. Dischner hired me and supported me unconditionally, I loved working for her at first with Arlington Public schools. And followed her to Alexandria county where I met the most loving and caring team of kindergarten teachers, especially Kaitlyn Side, Ashley Willis, Moises Cisneros and Susan Carano and Dora Cottrol.