When Jack was just five years old, he was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Jack's Diary is an interactive, illustrated story about a little boy's courage and determination during a confusing and frightening time. The book is a colourful and engaging way to learn about cancer, treatment and getting life back to normal. Animations bring to life and add an element of fun to what can be a difficult subject to discuss with children.
Writing from the point of view of her son, who lived with the disease some years ago, Deborah Hubbard provides a personal account of Jack's turbulent relationship with leukaemia. Although this interactive book is primarily designed to prepare and comfort children throughout the various stages of cancer treatment, Jack's Diary also acts as a reference point for parents and guardians seeking assurances about what can be expected during a child's recovery.
From the author, Deborah Hubbard:
"Nothing prepares you for being told a child has cancer. My hope is that this book goes some way towards giving your child a better idea of what to expect.
When Jack was diagnosed with leukaemia I wanted to take what the professionals were telling me and be able to explain to my son, in a simple and positive way, what was going on. After he had successfully undergone treatment, armed with this knowledge, I set about writing Jack’s Diary."
The original paperback version of this book continues to be published in the UK by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, to provide children living with various forms of blood cancer the opportunity to learn about their illness and the associated treatments.
Due to their dedication and continued support, £1.00 (GBP) from every download of Jack's Diary will be donated to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Registered charity 216032 (England & Wales) SC037529 (Scotland) Limited Company 738089.