Third Grader's Book Details Mom's Battle With Cancer
My Cancer Mommy, which is now available for purchase, presents a kid's perspective on a mother's battle with the disease, from diagnosis to recovery. Taylor was seven months old when her mother, DeAnna Rice, was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time and seven years old when DeAnna was diagnosed with cancer a third time.
"I didn't know what cancer was but it scared me. I just wanted to help other kids whose mommies were sick," Taylor said when asked why she wrote the book, which was illustrated by Russian artist Olga Matushkina--for free.
While contemplating her next project, the author is living with her mother, father Tim Rice, black lab Ruby, mini border collie Bella and teacup long hair chihuahua Papa, when she isn't attending her third-grade class at Cordillera Elementary School in Mission Viejo.