40 Page, Customizable, Hard Cover, Illustrated Children's Picture Book. "Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love" by Aurora Whittet. Personalize and scrapbook with this book with your diagnosis, treatment plan, and photos of you and your child on your journey through cancer and find activities based on your energy level and the age of the child to help mom feel connected to her kids during the tiring journey of treatments.
Once upon a time… It’s how all heroes begin their story, and you’re a hero, too! Your mama has cancer, and it’s a scary journey, but you can help your mama just by being you—special, wonderful, YOU. Your mama loves you just the way you are. You are your mama’s knight.
Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is an emotional toolbox that can help kids and parents communicate about what it means for Mama to have cancer. The book is filled with tools and activities designed to make coping with illness easier on both parent and child, and can be personalized for each child.
“A cancer diagnosis affects the entire family, and discussing it with young children can be difficult in so many ways. Mama’s Knight is a delightful, interactive story that will help parents approach this difficult journey in a way that protects their child’s emotional health and strengthens their bond along the way.”
David Quale, MD, pediatrician
“As a counselor, I so appreciate the communication tools Mama’s Knight provides families. To be able to communicate with one another about the complicated emotions that go along with cancer will be a blessing to so many. I also loved the superhero helper cards, as they will build an amazing and needed spirit of support within the family.”
Michelle Craveiro, MA, LMFT, family therapist
“I have never seen anything like this in my many years of caring for women. … This book provides an amazing, and much-needed, tool for families with young children who are facing the challenges of cancer and treatment together. I cannot wait to share this with my patients.”
Amy McNally, MD, gynecologic oncology
—WHAT MOMS ARE SAYING—
“Being a mom can be hard. Being a mom when you have cancer can be more than hard. This book, with its cute drawings and easy-to-understand story, helps break down any barriers to explaining cancer to a child.”
Tyson Cluever, mama fighting brain cancer
“The day I found out I had cancer, I was terrified. … I didn’t know how to tell my children. To them, Mommy was a superhero. Suddenly I was sick and I couldn’t do the things we used to do. Aurora Whittet managed the impossible in Mama’s Knight, allowing us to have those tough discussions with our young children in a way that not only wasn’t scary, but could make it fun too.”
Laurie Wetzel, mama fighting thyroid cancer
“Mama’s Knight brought tears to my eyes and made my two little boys feel like brave heroes!”
Amber Langford-Brown, mama fighting multiple myeloma
Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Today, she has completed "Bloodmark", "Bloodrealms", and "Bloodmoon" of the Bloodmark Saga trilogy and started her journey into children's books with "Mama's Knight" in honor of her own mother who lost her battle with cancer. Aurora is a national award-winning graphic designer in her day job.
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32 shop reviews5 out of 5 stars
I bought the book and mug for a friend of mine who was recently diagnosed with cancer. She has been really pleased with how well the book gets her kids to open up and share their feelings. She also loves the blog with the additional activities to keep the boys occupied when she’s having difficult days. This is a wonderful resource and is beautifully illustrated.
I wore these the day I got them. They are one of the most comfortable leggings I have worn and they stay put while working out. I got so many compliments at the gym today. You could size down a little with these. I feel like they are a little big on me than my normal size. But overall super satisfied with them!
I bought two gaiters, and both are exactly what I expected. Great quality, love the colors and designs. My boyfriend and I like to wear ours over our masks as added protection.
Loved the book and plush! I knew I had to have them when I first saw the title and they did not disappoint!! The book is a hilarious look at what drives parents crazy all in the form of a kids book. And the monster plush is cute and very well made. Love it!
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