We have another new writer. Wendy Harpham, a friend of the site and of Toddler Planet, is joining us effective immediately. Wendy is a wonderful woman and mom, and she writes her own site about survivorship. Here’s her introduction, in her own words:
Wendy S. Harpham, M.D. is a doctor of internal medicine, best-selling author, long-term cancer survivor, and mother of three. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1990, and in-and-out of treatment ever since, Wendy was forced to redefine her career. She turned to writing as a way to continue to educate, comfort, and inspire others while raising her children (who were 1, 3, and 5 years old when she was diagnosed).
She has written six books for patients and their families. Her bookset—When a Parent has Cancer with the children’s book Becky and the Worry Cup— was awarded 2006 Consumer Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing. She also co-authored another children’s book, The Hope Tree, with Laura Numeroff (of, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie), which can be purchased from the Komen for the Cure site (and with all author’s proceeds going to Komen). Her newest book, Happiness in a Storm, is about getting good care and finding happiness when you are sick or injured. In addition to her writing, Dr. Harpham has become a nationally recognized speaker for professional and lay audiences. Dr. Harpham devotes her energy to helping survivors directly through her writing and speaking, and indirectly through her activities as a patient advocate. Limited stamina prevents her from returning to clinical medicine at this time. Website: www.wendyharpham.com