Children’s books have a way of staying with you.
My mom used to read to me all the time growing up. Just about every night before bed, she’d grab a new book off the shelf and soothe me to sleep with stories.
I remember it well, including the small nuggets of important lessons that have stayed with me since:
- to be compassionate
- to respect other people’s experiences
- to always be myself
I can only imagine what those memories would mean if the lessons I learned were about a life with chronic illness.
Following a young colt named Flash, the book shows—in a fun, colorful way—what life is like for a kid with a primary immune (PI) disorder. And it’s clearly a book written with understanding and empathy. The author, Katherine Antilla, has a child with PI, and she wants the story to “inspire those living with PI to lead happy, fulfilling lives.”
If you’ve ever struggled to explain a serious topic to your child, children’s books have always been the way to go. Now, you can do it with their condition as well.
The PDF is free to download and print here.