Jenkintown dad pens children’s book about his cancer

    Sometimes the diagnosis is the easiest part. Jenkintown native Brian Kraft found that out when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008.

    He had to explain to his 7-year-old son what was going on.

    When existing children’s books and other resources proved futile, Kraft wrote and illustrated his own book, the Glenside News Globe Times Chronicle reports. The Year My Dad Went Bald: A Tale of Cancer, Chemo and Coping With a Cold Head goes through Kraft’s full journey with cancer, explaining along the way some of the complicated terms and providing a list of celebrities who’ve had cancer.

    A portion of proceeds goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer program.

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