Our son, Nathan, has been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. We wrote this book to help raise money for his fund at the Bank of America, and to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. We love our son; finding out he has Cystic Fibrosis was devastating. He is our miracle baby. I wrote this poem/story as a sweet way of letting children understand Cystic Fibrosis. We all have differences, but we are still the same in that God made us all unique and special. It is my goal that the book will circulate in Christian schools, hospitals, private clinics, C.F. Clinics, and with respiratory therapists.
Our son's C.F. was diagnosed through a severe rash. His regular pediatricians didn't relate it to Cystic Fibrosis. Doctors are often just not aware of the symptoms, and it is often misdiagnosed.
A portion of every book we sell will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
I love writing poetry and stories. I had worked as a nanny for over 10 years, plus I have an older son, so I've always loved art and children's books.
I am married to Pat Contreras; Nathan is our son. I have an 11-year-old son, Thomas, from a previous marriage. Thomas is very artistic and an inspiring writer too. He helped me come up with the last line of the book.
We want to thank those who've supported us throughout this journey.