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Meet Carolyn

Carolyn Breinich was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in 1994, five days before her 14th birthday. Her treatment consisted of two and a half years of chemo and ten days of cranial radiation. She survived a major medical mistake, experienced miracles, discovered the healing power of dolphins, lost friends, fumbled her way through relationships, and overcame depression that came later in life. No matter what has happened in her life, Carolyn has always had a strong faith and believes she is alive for a reason.

Carolyn is a dual-certified Recreational Therapist/Child Life Specialist and has more than 25 years working with pediatric cancer patients in a hospital, outpatient clinic, and camp setting. Her goal has always been to make the world a better place for future childhood cancer patients and survivors. In 2020, she self-published her memoir Faith, Hope and Cancer: The Journey of a Childhood Cancer Survivor. You can learn more about her and her first book at www.leukemiagirl.com. Carolyn is now working on her 30th Cancerversary Edition of her book.

Carolyn is from Ohio, but in 2017, Carolyn and her husband, Lee, moved into a motorhome. They have been traveling the United States with their two dogs, seeing the beauty around them. Carolyn loves exploring new places and loves ballroom dancing.

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Carolyn’s life changed the moment she heard the words, “You have leukemia.”

This is Carolyn’s story of being diagnosed with cancer as a teenager, surviving treatment, and then navigating life afterward. She survived a major medical mistake, experienced miracles, discovered the healing power of dolphins, lost friends, fumbled her way through relationships, and overcame depression that came later in life.

Her story will make readers laugh, cry and feel inspired. It will help cancer patients realize they are not alone. Healthcare workers will gain a deeper understanding of how to work with children and young adults diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Family and friends will understand the importance of their role in their loved one’s journey. All readers will discover how important faith and hope truly are, in the good times and bad.

In this special 30th “cancerversary” edition of her book, Carolyn adds many updates, describing where her life’s journey has taken her. Included in this is another cancer diagnosis, her work in advocacy, awareness, and much more. Celebrate 30 years with her in this incredible story of hope, faith and cancer.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK HERE

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