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With a focus on rare diseases, inclusion and disability, BookLab publishes scientific books for the public. Our publications are developed in collaboration with scientists, artists and writers. Available in several languages, many of our publications are distributed for free in numerous countries. For more information, download our catalogue.

Leukemia

By Guillaume Federighi, aka Hey Gee (in collaboration with Rae Burremo)

Age: 5-9 years old

Pagination: 40 pages

Size: 197 x 270 mm

Binding: Hardback

Langues: French, English

Publication: Octobre 2021

ISBN: 978-2-490660-37-7 (Printed book_French version)/ 978-1-893005-78-5 (Printed book_English version anglaise)/ 978-2-490660-29-2 (ePub_French version)

English versions of this book may be ordered directly from the Mayo Clinic Foundation.

Amy is battling leukemia. During a lumbar puncture, she falls asleep and becomes “Super Amy”, a unique heroine who helps children facing the same diagnosis.

Children’s voices are rarely heard amid the complexity of modern medicine. That’s why every story in the My Life Beyond series stems from the imagination and experience of a Mayo Clinic patient. The books were developed through collaboration between these patients, Mayo Clinic physicians and author-illustrator Hey Gee. Through this unique lens of inspiring real-life experiences, the series explores how children view illness, challenges and recovery.

– Fredric Meyer, M.D., Consultant, Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Executive Dean of Education Professor of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

– James A. Levine, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, President, Fondation Ipsen, Paris, France

 

Hey Gee is a French and American author and illustrator. He began his career in 1998 in Paris, France. He also spent a few decades exploring the world of street art and graffiti in different European capitals. After moving to New York in 2008, he worked with many companies and brands, developing a reputation in graphic design and illustration for his distinctive style of translating complex ideas into simple and timeless visual stories. He is also the owner and creative director of Hey Gee Studio, a full-service creative agency based in New York City.

 

Rae Burremo was a typical 5 year old when she developed leg pain that left her limping.  For a couple weeks, her parents and doctors tried to figure out what was causing it until finally they looked at her legs with an MRI and she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  She had a great group of friends and family who supported her through treatment by making sure she always had her favorite salty snacks and plenty of art supplies.  Rae loves spaghetti with red sauce, pepperoni pizza, and every kind of fruit.  She is passionate about animals, is a devoted friend, and loves to listen to music, draw, jump on the trampoline, swim, figure skate and visit Disney World with her family.  Rae is now a healthy 10-year-old in fourth grade who dreams of being an interior designer when she grows up.

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