Bringing Awareness to Pediatric Diseases

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, in the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. 

While all childhood illnesses are different, much of the heartache is the same. One of the books currently on my Kindle App is I Hate Pinatas: Surviving Life’s Unexpected Surprises. In the book, author Heather Maloy chronicles her struggles of having a child born with a heart defect, and the difficulties of dealing with several heart surgeries in his early life. It is a candid, unfiltered memoir detailing Maloy’s family’s experiences. While it is a heart-wrenching story, it’s a well-written, sarcastic, brutally honest must-read. 

 In an attempt to bring awareness to underfunded pediatric diseases, this month Maloy will be donating a portion of the proceeds from her book to a pediatric cancer charity. 


If you’d like to win a copy of I Hate Pinatas, leave a comment in the comments section below. A winner will be chosen on Sunday, Sept. 27th. 

To purchase a copy, click here.