"I have Hope, Faith and Courage on my side
and Love standing guard at my back.
No Dragon in the world is a match for all that."
Somebody told me about Matthew Epp in an e-mail to our class, and I was incredibly touched by the story and had to share it with you.
When Matthew was only two years old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as Wilm's tumor. With three recurrences throughout this life, nobody expected Matthew to survive, let alone be a thriving, energetic and inspirational 14 year old.
Matthew has overcome overwhelming adversity with the help of Hope, Faith, Courage and Love, and he has also done some incredible things in his life. He has been selected as the child representative for the Canadian Cancer Society, Saskatchewan's Children's Health and Hospital Foundation 2004 Champion Child, has met the Prime Minister, worked with the Chldren's Miracle Network telethon.
Now, he has written a children's book offering a touching story of a young boy who must undergo surgery who dreams of a magical land, and pictures himself in a fight against a viscious dragon, representing cancer.
You don't have to buy the book to be touched by the story. If you do choose to, however, and I highly recommend it, regardless of your age I can assure that you will benefit from the breathtaking story that this young man has to offer. A portion of sales goes to help fund cancer research.