Mary L. Schmidt!
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Mary L. Schmidt
Monday, May 20, 2019
M. Schmidt is a retired registered nurse who won many awards in her career, a member of the Catholic Church, and has taught kindergarten Catechism. She has worked in various capacities for The American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Cub and Boy Scouts, (son Gene is an Eagle Scout), and sponsored¬ trips for high-school children’s music. She loves all forms of art, but mostly focuses on the visual arts, such as amateur photography, traditional, and graphic art as her disabilities allow. She has written 17 books. More recently, she loves to devote precious time with her grandchildren and husband Michael. Contact her at ShaneGeneSamuel@gmail.com.
Gene D. Donley is a member of the Catholic Church and has helped his Mom with The American Cancer Society and March of Dimes. He is an Eagle Scout who earned all his badges working up the ladder through Cub and Boy Scouts and ex-asst den leader.
Featured book: Sammy: Hero At Age Five, written by M. Schmidt & Gene D. Donley.
“Kids can get hungry sometimes while on chemo,” says five-year-old Sammy, having a good day despite the malignant tumor invading his brain. Based on true events from the 1980s, Sammy’s story is imagined by his mother and brother as if the young boy might tell it himself. The result is gripping. Told in two parts, Sammy’s account first invites us into the everyday middle-American lives of a mom and her two boys. Sammy is a sweet, good-hearted kid, even as he faces the most difficult challenges in Part 2: “Cancer Arrived.” Here Sammy talks us through hospital trips and procedures, the hardest parts as well as moments of simple joy. It is not always possible to survive such a grim diagnosis, so Sammy and his family must embrace the smaller victories from one day to the next. Finally, our young hero is given one last opportunity to find his own unique path toward triumph. Listen closely as Sammy tells us all what matters most.
“..point of view of a five-year-old boy ..main focus ..is to relay the love he has for his family and how grateful he was to spend every minute he could with them.”
“This story was written in such a way that it really feels like there is a five-year-old boy telling it to you.”
“…will keep you captivated right along with Sammy as he unfolds his story about a horrific battle with cancer.”
“Sammy was a feisty little thing with a huge heart and desire to achieve his goals, and his relationship with Jesus was incredible for someone so little.”
“I highly recommend this book to families facing such trials. I know they would gather courage and inspiration along with an appreciation of life on earth and what awaits them in heaven with Jesus by reading Sammy’s story.”
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