By age 8 most children brave getting a shot, taking medicine, an x-ray or two, and quite likely a brief hospitalization or emergency room visit. Among them are those who courageously face repeated hospitalizations, surgeries, feeding tubes, dialysis, EEGs, respiration and heart monitors, and a life-time of therapy. Lexie has a medical condition that requires her to spend a lot of time in therapy, at hospitals, and in doctors’ offices. She knows first-hand just how difficult, painful, and scary, these experiences can be. “Be brave and know that you are not alone” is Lexie’s message, as she encourages young children who face these challenges in Brave Just Like Me.
“Brave Just Like Me” is available online and at a book store near you. Online links are below: