You’re not going to believe this….

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:


3 Responses to You’re not going to believe this….

  1. cancervisa says:


  2. Thanks, Cancervisa.
    Just to make sure nobody gets the wrong idea from my formal bio, let me emphasize that I’ve had lots of guidance and support over the years of my journey. And I’ve also had lots of time – time to live, laugh and love, for sure, but also time to make mistakes and learn from them.

    My hope is to share what I’ve learned from the ups-and-downs of raising my children while dealing with cancer (and from meeting hundreds of families across the country) so others can benefit right away from lessons and insights that took me years to learn.
    With hope, Wendy

  3. Wow, I read your book when I was first diagnosed!!

    This is so cool!!

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