How Our Family Survived…Childhood Cancer

Finally! We have the chance to share our story!

How Our Family Survived…10 Ways to Holistically Manage Childhood Cancer…

and Fostering!

How Our Family Survived Childhood Cancer

How We Got Here

This book has taken three years to become a reality. It has been an adventure to say the least, but we felt it had to be for more than just to “benefit and grow our family character”! So in a white heat, I have written a book and let it sit on the shelf two years for us to heal. So with a couple years to really look back, I thought it would be best to write a little book of highlights [learnings] before I release the full adventure! Life certainly has moments that seem so incredibly unfair, but when you trust you are in the right place, it is empowering!  To appreciate life even when we don’t understand it…and how ultimately events happen to draw us into better people.

We have also been working hard to build a place where orphan children can regularly come and learn how to garden, milk a goat, harvest eggs, and make a healthy, tasty meal. This is our hope! A place that is non-GMO and pesticide free! It is an ordinary, full of life and intentional effort to change the future for the children we can!

We had a lot of digesting to do and a lot of loving to go through, so this farm initiative has been our inspiration [and therapy]. And NOW we are thriving (busy) and working out the little “uglies” that have surfaced along the way. We are cleaning up character flaws and continue to work on ourselves in this short bit of life we have.

We are repeatedly told that our family is “different and amazing” by hospital staff, social workers, biological parents, and friends…but I choose to believe that everyone has goodness in them. Each of us has something wonderful to give and our family chooses to give:

Hope to the hopeless

Love to the unloved and unlove-able

Kindness to the unkind

What will you be known for? We are totally and utterly surrendered to the Most High God who blesses us undeservedly.

So we must bear good fruit. We must be givers and not just takers.

Highlight of How Our Family Survived

Look What God Painted

Hope for Change

How Our Family Survived..Childhood Cancer is an unprecedented story. We were the first to have this situation, we are told by the State. It’s our true story and it is bound to happen more and more with the epidemic health issues of our children today. So this is our effort to direct a change. To empower families and society as a whole, to re-evaluate our childrens’ health challenges.

So just click on our book cover in the sidebar and purchase a copy or help us distribute by becoming an affiliate, noted at the bottom of the page when you click on the link to purchase the book. We are also on Amazon in a printed book or kindle with the current name, “Look What God Painted, Inspired by a Child”.

We would love for you to join us at Fostering Nutrition to find: encouragement, good food, real healing, and tips for loving all children; birth, foster, and adopted. So we invite you to Sign up for our newsletter and visit us on FB and Instagram.

How Our Family Survived

Here are some other sights that have encouraging ways to deal with life, make it full and help others:

“Pruned: Blossoming Through Life’s Difficult Seasons book” Click here to view more details

“How to Love Someone with Depression” article 

Be blessed and may you continue Fostering Nutrition for you and your loved ones!

Mandy Lee

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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using fun and real food. As a Mom to birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple, affordable ways to recover health and to have fun, while supporting your doctor... Connect with Mandy through Twitter and Facebook.
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