First Posted: September 20,2022 – WLWT Digital Staff
Sophia Kappen died of leukemia when she was six years old. Now, her family has created a book to help children cope with grief.
First Posted: May 3, 2021 – Dennis Spronck
Tonight was the official book signing a Newark High School, Ohio and all proceeds go to Harrison and his family
Warren County boy diagnosed with leukemia becomes character in a children’s book / Cincinnati Enquirer, Ohio
First Posted: January 18, 2019 – Max Londberg
Matthew Harrison relied on writing to help him through the darkest days of his cancer treatment. Now pieces of that writing appear in a children’s book.
Making Critically Ill Children the Hero of their Own Stories / Cincinnati Magazine, Ohio
First Posted: January 8, 2018 – Alyssa Konermann
Sarah Curry Rathel had been working at nonprofits dealing with kids with life-threatening illnesses for 15 years when she wrote a book called There’s Something Different About My Hair, donating the profits to Ronald McDonald House Charities (where she currently works). Robert Kelly illustrated that book, and both knew there was more to be done.
Monroe teen battling cancer for third time writes book to inspire others / WLWT5 Cincinnati, Ohio
First Posted: October 29, 2017 – Amanda Kelley
A Monroe teen who thought his battle with cancer had ended is now preparing to fight osteosarcoma for the third time. Dominic Watkins, 17, is one of two Monroe kids well-known in the community. Both Watkins and Madison Smallwood were diagnosed with bone cancer in 2015.
How a 10-year-old with cancer became the hero of her own story / WCPO Cincinnati, Ohio
First Posted: September 4, 2017 – Paola Suro
Ten-year-old Madison Smallwood’s illness doesn’t define her. She’s an artist and a fighter who’s determined to turn her experiences with osteosarcoma — a bone cancer that can spread to the lungs — into a into a story that helps other children living with pediatric cancers.
Books to Make You Smile! / Cincinnati Family Magazine
First Posted: August 1, 2016 – Sherry Hang
Smile Books Project – a non-profit organization creating personalized books and coloring books featuring children with life-threatening medical conditions…
Sarah Curry Rathel and the Smile Books Project / UC Communication Forum
First Posted: June 17, 2016
As children, we are often asked what we want to be when we grow up.
Smile Books Project offers comfort for very ill children and families / Shelbyville News
First Posted: May 31, 2016 – 6:00 am By John Walker
The idea was simple – bring a smile to a child who is seriously ill…
Laughter and tears. Giving “Forever KylerStrong” to Kyler’s family was one moment none of us will forget. Join us for that moment by watching it here:
Local author remembers Kyler Bradley through book
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (WKRC) – Kyler Bradley captured the heart of the Tri-State as he bravely battled DIPG before he passed away last month.But, while his fight has ended, thanks to something called the Smile Books Project, his story and his…
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