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Everything's Okay Paperback – June 12, 2009
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"It’s really good. Maybe even great. You should hunt it down. But it’s about something very scary – childhood cancer – and it doesn’t pull any punches, emotional or physical. There is none of the sentimentality that so often accompanies stories about cancer survivors. Instead, there are real emotions (not just the noble ones) that reinforce Alesia’s humanity, and make her experiences believably real." -- Martha Thomases, ComicMix
"Approximately 12,400 children each year are diagnosed with cancer. Their families are thrown into a world they want no part of and yet they have to quickly learn to navigate it. A book like Alesia’s can give parents and older kids a preview of what they may endure—and more importantly, a whole lot of hope." -- Parents Magazine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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This book made me both happy and sad. Since Alesia never complained about her sickness the only way to know was to read her book.what is more important this book shows how a person can move on with their life an accomplish anything they set their mind to. It shows you that dreams do come true. Way to go, Alesia.
Your friend, Joyce O.C.n.j..
Alesia Shute shows just what a difference ONE person can make.
Donating all of the proceeds to the Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia, shows just how selfless she is.
A fast, great read!
Don't get me wrong. It's really good. Maybe even great. You should hunt it down. But it's about something very scary - childhood cancer - and it doesn't pull any punches, emotional or physical.
Alisia Shute was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was 7 years old. She went through years of surgeries, hospital stays, discomfort (which is the polite way to describe pain) and tests. Lots and lots of tests. She also grew up, fought with her siblings, fought with her parents, dated, fell in love, fell out of love, fell in love some more, got married, and had a child. Oh, and she got cancer again after she found out she was pregnant.
Several years ago, she wrote a book about her experiences, which she self-published. With the money raised she raised, she started a non-profit organization, which raises funds for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (which she affectionately calls CHoP), her alma mater. This fall, to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Monthl, Round Table Comics is publishing a graphic novel adaptation of her book. All proceeds will be donated to CHoP
When I first heard about this project, I thought, in my condescending way, that it was for children, a way for parents to talk to their sick child (or her siblings) about cancer. I was wrong. This book is too intense to give to a young child. While neither bloody nor gory, Nathan Lueth's artwork conveys Alesia's pain and fear, and the loneliness she feels because she's so different from other kids. It is, however, a great way for parents and other concerned adults to know what a child with cancer is going through.
There is none of the sentimentality that so often accompanies stories about cancer survivors. Instead, there are real emotions (not just the noble ones) that reinforce Alesia's humanity, and make her experiences believably real.
"Everything's Okay" is an inspirational true tale of the hardships Alesia Shute endured throughout her life. The trials, tribulations, cancer and surgeries Shute was put through never killed her spirit or deep desire to live a normal life. This book illustrates that desire and the love and support from her family as she grew up and finally has a "normal" life as a wife and mother. This is a very powerful story, and one that will stir emotions, especially if you are a parent.
For a comic, this book is text heavy, which is needed to share Shute's story. The accompanying artwork is extremely well done, and I commend Lueth for his capturing the characters and the story with his black and white drawings. If you are looking for an inspirational true tale in a comic book format, "Everything's Okay" by Alesia Shute will inspire, motivate, and make you feel fortunate to be healthy and alive. If you are not healthy, it will show you how to drive on anyway. Thanks again to Round Table Comics for exposing me to Shute's story.
Reviewed by Alain Burrese, J.D., author of the Tough Guy Wisdom series.
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