A book of hope, love, loss, Life and Death. Mother writes book after loss of her son from brain cancer.
Read this inspiring book written by Cherrie Adams whose son Christopher ‘Critter’ Adams sadly passed away from a brain tumour aged 26 years. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to brain tumour research.
100% of the proceeds from this book will go to brain tumour research, in perpetuity.
Cherrie explains why she decided to write the book:
“When our youngest son Critter died, our world was forever changed. I struggled to understand how this otherwise healthy 26-year-old could no longer be with us.
“So many of his last eleven months on Earth were spent having choices about his health being made for him. I wrote this book initially to channel my grief, but it eventually wrote itself into a story of hope, love, loss, Life and Death.
“My intention was that by reframing the actual events, I would be able to offer Critter the empowerment and choices that he had been deprived of by his disease,” said Cherrie.
The illustrator, Lucinda Gregory, a brain tumour survivor who shared the same neurosurgeon as Critter, Assoc Prof Amal Abou-Hamden, created all the artwork for the book. Lucinda, a close friend of Cherrie's, is also an ambassador for the NRF.
All proceeds from this book will be donated to the NRF under Critter’s STRONG ENOUGH TO LIVE platform, which he set up in order to fundraise after he was diagnosed.
About Brain Cancer
Brain cancer (including brain tumours) kills more children than any other disease, and more adults under 40 than any other cancer. However, it remains one of the most underfunded areas of research.
The NRF funds world-leading research in South Australia in order to improve treatments, patient outcomes and save lives, now and in the future.