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We believe that every young person struggling with illness has a story to share. We celebrate teen and young adult stories and insights in the voice of young writers
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Helping Chronically Ill Kids Dig Deep For Healing

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of them. Zlata’s Diary is another. Journals of young people going through horrendous circumstances, who found a way to record their experiences in a way that tangibly helped them in the moment. Therapists tell us that children and...

Open a Door to Your Heart’s Deepest Feelings

Digging Deep is a unique journal not only for young people going through a chronic or life threatening illness but also for the parents and professionals providing them emotional and social support.  It offers everyone everyone a tool to open up conversation around...

A Treasure For Families and Young Patients

What a treasure Digging Deep has been for our families and young patients who are struggling with long term illnesses. It is such a gift to see a child’s eyes light up when they are presented with the book and they realize it is just for them! Parents love that it is...

We Are Very Fortunate to Have This Book as One of Our Resources

I represent Camp Okizu, a program supporting all members of families affected by childhood cancer. We are very fortunate to have this book as one of our resources. Children with cancer often have to miss out on participation in lots of activities due to their...

Book is Full of Lovely Artwork With Thought-Provoking Questions

When my seven-year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer last year she was given this book. It is full of lovely artwork with thought-provoking questions. Rather than just asking how she was feeling, my husband and I were able to ask if she'd like to pick a prompt to...

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