Great teen cancer book - 1262961

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My daughter Harriet Rowland developed osteosarcoma in her left distal femur diagnosed August 2011. She has written a blog that has been converted into a book by a friend and the book has been very well reviewed. Hat records her story through treatment with humour and positivity and is a good model for teenagers to see a way to deal with their illness without too much negativity and also help friends of those with significant illness. Her book has been reviewed on New Zealand National radio's-book-review-with-john-mcintyre
It has also been recommended by filmmaker Peter Jackson in his Facebook page
Her blog is at
The book is available at
“I have followed Harriet’s blog for a few years now, from Massachusetts, USA. I’m an oncology nurse, and I love to check in with her and her spirit; it reminds me why I do what I do, and it fills me with strength.” Laurl Matey (oncology nurse, US)
Unfortunately there is not a happy ending but as Hat says "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain"
I hope you can read her book and learn how to dance in the rain
With love
John Rowland

Reply To: Great teen cancer book

I am so sorry for your loss. Your daughter sounds like a strong and well loved individual. I'm sure her book will do well. Take care, Judy

Dr West
Reply To: Great teen cancer book

Thank you for sharing -- I hope it provides some good in the world from a very unfortunate situation. You should rightfully be very proud.

-Dr. West

Dr. Howard (Jack) West
Associate Clinical Professor
Medical Oncology
City of Hope Cancer Center
Duarte, CA

Founder & President
Global Resource for Advancing
Cancer Education