February 19, 2019
The sun was shining on Regina Senior Living Chapel Lobby as members of the Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group continued preparations for the book launch party to begin at 3:00. The coffee was brewing, lemonade and water on ice, and bars and cookies displayed beautifully on trays. The books were on exhibit – so it was ready, set go . . .
Residents from the center along with their caregivers were the first to arrive. I’m happy that we could provide for them a change in their normal routine. I read Jeannie Ann’s Grandma Has Breast Cancer to the group gathered with oos and ahs and even a tear or two. The story was well received as people just passing through even stopped in to listen. Some stayed for coffee and a chat as well.
As the afternoon progressed more friends and family stopped in. The lobby lent itself well to cozy little group readings that happened several times in all. The moments flew by and too soon 6:00 came around and clean-up began. Another event in the memory book.
Thanks to all who came to help launch Jeannie Ann’s Grandma Has Breast Cancer. Special thanks to the Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group for hosting the party. A big shout out to Ames Construction of Apple Valley, Vermillion State Bank of Vermillion, and the many friends and neighbors who gave to Jeannie Ann’s Go Fund Me Account for helping me gift this book to cancer care centers throughout the state of Minnesota. To date nearly 1000 books have been given that will positively enhance the breast cancer journey of patients with children of any age. Jeannie Ann tells her story in a straight forward honest and loving way that is a role model for youth facing a breast cancer diagnosis of a loved one.
youth dealing with a cancer diagnosis in their family.
Jeannie Ann’s Grandma Has Breast Cancer by Davies and Nobens can be found at www.dianedavies.com , Amazon and Barnes & Nobel.