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Meet Dana-Susan

Dana-Susan was born in Houston, Texas and moved many times throughout her life. She has lived in several different states in the USA and has also lived in Mexico. She is a world traveler with great "wanderlust". She speaks English and Spanish proficiently and holds lifetime teaching certification in both languages.

 

She has been writing for magazines, newspapers, and E-zines for decades. With a degree in Journalism and vast experience in public relations and fundraising, she volunteers for many nonprofit organizations including MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society and more. Her brother is a childhood cancer survivor and her husband is a young adult cancer survivor.

She enjoys running, swimming and triathlon (she is a marathoner and Ironman triathlete). She also enjoys reading a good book (especially about the childhood cancer community).

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"Our Walls" was published by Ashland Ink Publishing in 2024. Dana-Susan gives the reader an inspirational look into her life as an endurance athlete and compares some of her races to the journey of life. The book also details her passion for childhood cancer and gives an explanation of her desire to start a publishing company. 100% of proceeds benefit childhood cancer research. Purchase HERE.

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Dana-Susan is the co-author of "A Time To Fight". Originally published in 2007, the second edition was published in 2021.

Purchase book HERE.

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Dana-Susan is a contributing author of "Our Daddy's Cancer". The second edition of this children's book was published in 2021. It is written from the perspective of two children who endured their dad's cancer diagnosis. It offers inspiration and ideas for children when they have a parent who is sick.

Purchase book HERE.

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"Surviving Someone Else's Cancer" is an interactive journal geared toward young women who have a husband fighting cancer. It offers space to write out feelings as well as places to keep medical information and questions for the oncologist.

The journal gives many tips and advice from the perspective of a young caregiver to a stage four cancer patient with small children still living at home.

Purchase HERE.

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"My Daddy Has Cancer" is an interactive journal for a child who has a dad with cancer. It is filled with tips and advice and plenty of space for a child to write, draw, paste stickers and photos, and record their many thoughts and feelings as their dad has cancer. It also includes a simple explanation of what cancer is so that small children have a better understanding of it.

Purchase HERE.

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"My Mommy Has Cancer" is an interactive journal for a child who has a mom with cancer. It is filled with tips and advice and plenty of space for a child to write, draw, paste stickers and photos, and record their many thoughts and feelings as their mom has cancer. It also includes a simple explanation of what cancer is so that small children have a better understanding of it.

Purchase HERE.

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You don't have to have cancer to read this book. You don't have to be on chemotherapy to have fun. Yes, that sounds odd to say, but this little booklet was written by someone who learned how to have fun "dates" with her husband when he was going through chemo for stage four cancer, They were a young couple with two small children at home and they were suddenly forced into the often dark and scary world of cancer. They decided early on that one of the ways to defeat depression and anxiety and fear was to remember to have fun. This booklet offers ideas for couples going through something similar. There are some jokes and brain teasers and activities for any couple to enjoy. Dating doesn't have to get boring. Let this little book get you kick-started on coming up with fun, happy, easy dating and activities you can do no matter the circumstances of your life.

Purchase HERE.

Contact

I love connecting with people who are passionate about writing and cancer and sports!

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