- Paperback: 40 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (June 24, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1534931139
- ISBN-13: 978-1534931138
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ravyn's Doll: How To Explain Fibromyalgia To Your Child Paperback – June 24, 2016
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#1 Terrific Book! I love the illustrations and the story line. Ravyn's Doll helps children understand an invisible, chronic illness and gives them words to describe a complex situation when their loved one "looks so well" but is ill. Ravyn's Doll should be on every library shelf to help adults and children talk about fibromyalgia and other invisible illnesses. -Jan Chambers ~ President of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
Fibromyalgia is difficult to live with, but we often forget how it affects those around us. This children's book means something to anyone who reads it. Even physicians can learn what it is like for the family. Who among us can resist the innocence of a child? Ravyn's Doll gives an honest account of fibromyalgia in a helpful and meaningful way, which is so important to a child's understanding. I find this treasure a must read for any family whose member has a chronic, invisible illness.
- Celeste Cooper, RN, author, and person living with fibromyalgia
Author, patient/ advocate, and Health Central Chronic Pain Health Pro
Melissa Swanson - the Author of Ravyn's Doll, has found the words to create an incredible and informative book for kids. Most any child doesn't understand an invisible illness such as Fibromyalgia. This amazing book has captured the true essence of the illness, in a way that a child can comprehend what a loved one is going through. Its written in a way, so as, a child will know why a loved one has to do things in a different manner - allowing them to understand, its OK to be ill and it's OK to be different. This book also sets the tone for any child to learn the valuable lesson of respect and compassion, for anyone who is ill and/or needs a bit of extra care. There is no better gift we can pass on to our children. For anyone who has Fibromyalgia and has a small child, this is a must read for them.
- Clarissa Shepherd ~ Author, Advocate, Support Group Leader
Ravyn's Doll is a beautiful little book that explains fibromyalgia in terms even a very young child can understand. One of the things I love most about the story is its positive focus. Melissa has skillfully managed to describe the main symptoms of fibromyalgia while at the same time, demonstrating practical ways the child can help. Ravyn's Doll is a "must-read" for every child who has a family member with fibromyalgia.
- Karen Lee Richards, ProHealth Editor-in-Chief
About the Author
Melissa Swanson is a chronic pain patient, advocate, and author. Through her Fibro Warriors ~ Living Life Facebook page and blog, she offers positive encouragement, medical information, resources, and support to 18,000+ fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients. In addition, Melissa is a writer for ProHealth.com and the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association'sAdvocate Voice newsletter. She has also served as editor and writer for Living Well with Fibromyalgia magazine.
ChronicPainDisorders.com and Healthline have both named Melissa's blog as one of the Best Fibromyalgia Blogs. Healthline says, "This Blog has just about everything you need to read on the pain and exhaustion brought on by the illness. Look for treatments, must-reads, facts, and more. This married, full-time working mom is a true warrior against the debilitations of fibro."
Melissa is a graduate of the Leaders Against Pain Scholarship Training, sponsored by the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association, and the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute. She is a member of the Leaders Against Pain Action Network. Melissa works with clients as a Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor helping them learn tools to live with the chronic illness fibromyalgia. If you're looking for a cheerleader to be in your corner with a little bit of "tough love" when needed, Melissa is the one for you. She understands the struggles of trying to balance family life and work while living with the challenges of fibromyalgia and its evil sidekicks.
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Thank you for creating a non-threatening way for parents of young children to explain their condition to their kids.
Sue Walker, President
Richmond Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association
The beauty of "Ravyn's Doll" is that you can recreate the story in your own interactive projects, creating and decorating paper dolls to illustrate any illness, invisible or visible. I believe that "Ravyn's Doll", and the paper doll project in the story, should be used with every child, in every classroom. This will help our children be more understanding of people who have different needs than they do -- which will help them to grow up to be more understanding adults. I often have clients who wish there was something like this for the adults in their lives. I say we start here, and raise up a new generation who is understanding of those who live with illnesses, visible and invisible, acute and chronic. This book is a required resource for my coaching students.