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Parker's Brain Storm

Originally published on November 16, 2009
Most recently updated on May 14, 2016

Parker’s Brain Storm

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Most children have questions about their brain tumor and the surgery that may follow the diagnosis. Providing answers to your youngest children can be a difficult task. Parker’s Brain Storm is a child-friendly story describing the process of diagnosis and surgery from the prospective of a little bear named Parker. In this colorful, 16-page book, Parker bear is not feeling very well and his Mom brings him to see a special doctor to find out what is causing little Parker to feel ill and to help him feel better.

You may find it helpful to have your own copy of Parker’s Brain Storm, to help you answer your child’s questions. Please click here if you would like to request a free copy.

Parker’s Brain Storm was written and illustrated by Jennifer A. Moliterno, a medical student at the University of Florida, during her 2002 summer internship with Jeffrey Wisoff, MD at the NYU Department of Neurosurgery. Her experiences with many children facing a new diagnosis of a brain tumor led her to create Parker’s Brain Storm, with the help of children’s book authors Scott and Melissa Peterson, and Child Life Specialist Kristy O’Keefe, CCLS.


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