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Thanks and Congratulations!

4 Jul

We are so grateful for the shout out for TYMDWB on Facebook from Karen Wick Wiegand, who wrote: “This book was a huge blessing for our family – Helped so much for our little boy, Joey, as his daddy was battling testicular cancer the past 6 months – now he is cancer free! :)” Even better is the news that her husband is now in remission ~ among the best news we have heard today! Another great milestone today: Ian Clarke, who also shared with TYMDWB with his kids while he was undergoing cancer treatments, has his LAST chemo session TODAY. Woo hoo, Ian!


What a Week–TYMDWB in Print and in the State House

20 Mar

I thought the most exciting time for TYMDWB would be when we released it, but this has been a pretty incredible week.

First, our good friend Dan Trittschuh, who was actually with me the day I was diagnosed with NHL, wrote a column about our shared experience in Suburban News Publications, one of our local weeklies. It was an amazing column–bringing me so clearly back to that time and helping me remember how much I value our friendship.

And then I open the Friday mail and discover a proclamation from our Ohio State Rep. John Patrick Carney (22nd district) who authored a State House honor for TYMDWB. I was absolutely speechless. What an amazing thing to have happen, and I am so grateful to Rep. Carney for supporting our book and efforts to help those with cancer.

Some local Columbus orders for the book came in this week, which I think may have been spurred by Dan’s column. As grateful as I am for those purchases, I also know they may mean another family is facing cancer. So to all those who order I say, “Thank you, and we are here for you.”

TYMDWB Goes Viral on You Tube

7 Feb


Chemo from "The Year My Dad Went Bald"

Chemo from "The Year My Dad Went Bald"

Brian explains how–and why–he decided to create “The Year My Dad Went Bald,” and what exactly it was like to lose his hair in this great new audio slide show, available on YouTube.


This Week News Profiles TYMDWB

27 Jan

Nicole, Brian and Danny pose for This Week News.

Kevin Parks of This Week News (Clintonville) wrote a fabulous profile on TYMDWB for the Jan. 28 edition. We are so honored by this coverage and the response to it! We heard also from Brian’s oncologist, Dr. Andrew Grainger, who will now share this great resource with the patients at Columbus Oncology and Hematology!

TYMDWB on CBS Radio on 12/31/10!

30 Dec

In another example of our friends continuing to help us, Andrew Cohen of CBS News recommended “The Year My Dad Went Bald” to his coworkers at CBS Radio, and Brian and Danny were just interviewed for tomorrow’s show. What an amazing way to usher out an amazing 2010 and welcome what is sure to be an even more wonderful 2011. Danny is so excited, he may never get to sleep!

It’s Time!

28 Dec

The first copies of “The Year My Dad Went Bald” will be arriving from the printer TOMORROW–Dec. 29. What a great way to usher in the New Year!

Finding an Audience

11 Dec

Went to see our new oncologist, Dr. Kristie Blum, yesterday at the James Cancer Center and continue to be amazed at how many lives are touched by cancer–many in a far more dramatic way than was ours. Although we wish it was not the case, this means that the audience for “The Year My Dad Went Bald” is likely more far-reaching that we could ever imagine.

We plan to send a complimentary copy of the book to the various oncology centers around our area, to doctor offices and support services. We are excited to partner with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which will help us promote the book in exchange for per-book donations, and we also promise donations to Hockey Fights Cancer for every book sold.

We have a lot of other plans to share the message of “The Year My Dad Went Bald,” but would love to hear from you any suggestions on getting the book into the hands of those who need it most. Any thoughts?

Introducing ‘The Year My Dad Went Bald’

15 Nov

After being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September 2008,  I had a lot to worry about–not the least of which was how I was going to explain what was going to happen to my son. And finding a book that would give insights into our immediate future was a lot harder than I expected.

Fast forward two years and, now that I am in remission, I knew I had an opportunity to share my story in a way that might help others feel a little less alone and a little less scared when it came to explaining their cancer diagnosis to their own child.

“The Year My Dad Went Bald” was born.

We are readying the book for the printers right now, and plan to have it out in time for Christmas. We are excited to be working to distribute the book through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and will donate a portion of all proceeds from sales of the book to L&LS, as well as the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer Program and the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.

If you’d like more information, please contact us!