A former long-term survivor of cancer, counselor and true philanthropist, Sheri Sobrato Brisson is making it her life’s mission to support kids who are sick and feel “left out.” She is traveling the country this fall making sure kids in hospitals do have a voice and get the socio-psychological support they need.
As a long-term survivor of brain cancer and numerous operations and hospitalizations as a child, Brisson knows what it feels like to miss out on events such as going door-to-door for candy and the excitement of simply being able to participate.
Her project is Digging Deep: A Journal for Young People Facing Health Challenges.
Through Brisson’s non-profit organization, she has already donated over 1500 books to hospitals and organizations across the US. She will be in NYC touring several hospitals and helping patients work through the journal the week of 10/27 in efforts to help them cope with the feelings of “missing out” on Halloween.
Her book Digging Deep was officially released October 15, 2014 and received the Gold Medal Spirit Award at the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Digging Deep is one of only four Spirit Award winners in the country. Spirit Awards are given “for dedication to children’s books and literacy and for inspired writing, illustrating and publishing.”
To find out more, how to donate and get involved visit www.diggingdeep.org.