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Make A Wish Come True

By Phoenixwriter @naesnest

Make A Wish Come True

Very Good News!

I am working on a series of books for children with serious illness, disfigurings, disabilities, burns, etc…the Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus will be evaluating my books.

It was very difficult to send a proper note with the gifted books. I write this so that you may share with your staff and so forth. I truly hope you can help me. Knowing that I may die soon gives  me the ambition to see my writing go through the total cycle. 

1. to write-It took my impending death to finally have the time to write

2. to publish-I have wanted to be published all of my life.  At last!  

I did make a portion of my dream come true. Now it’s on to the 3rd and most difficult part of the dream-

3. to distribute to the little ones who may benefit most, the children at Childrens Hospital. 

My father stopped a couple of days ago regarding my books. I am working on a series of children’s books about cancer, burns,disabilities, 

disfigurements etc. I am also open to suggestions should there be a book the hospital would like to see for the children. 

I am gifting you a sample of my holiday series and a humorous family series called Cherry ‘Maters for you to look over. 

My author’s link: Amazon Author’s Profile

My biography can be viewed at this link or on my blog: Nae’s Nest Blog

I have terminal colon cancer.Hospice is being called. I do not except that I’m about to die.I’m starting clinical 

trials at OSU Tuesday.

If I were able to participate in Make-A-Wish my dying wish would be for the hospitals and other children’s related health centers/clinics have my books. 

I have also written inspirational poetry & short stories for patients and caregivers dealing with cancer. I express all of my thoughts, feelings and emotions from the time of diagnosis to now. There is  a biography in the making which goes in great detail on what to expect medically and emotionally.

Should you find something you are interested in upon checking my blog and Amazon account, please allow me to know. I will gift the item(s) to you. I’d love to see hospitals and treatment centers carry my 

poetry and other books for the adult patients and caregivers. I have written countless prayers of hope and miracles some may need at a moment of weakness.

I will send you a sample of “Out Cancer, Out!” starring ‘Captain Chemo’ as soon as I finish some illustrations. I hope to have it ready to publish next week. 

I hope you can make my wish come true. To see my books enjoyed at the hospital would touch me deeply. I have a need to know my words are helping others.

Thank you for your time,

Renee Robinson

The more the hospital knows of me the better the chance they will select my books. (For now, I am honored they are considering them).

Below is the contact information for the Childrens Hospital Book Program. If you would like to put in a good word for me, please call, fax or email any one of the people below, or all of them. The email addy is [email protected].

Reach Out and Read® Staff

Dr. Olivia Thomas Photo

Olivia Thomas, MD

Reach Out and Read® Medical Director
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Olivia Thomas, MD, serves as Medical Director of the Reach Out and Read® Program at Nationwide Children’s. She is Chief of the Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Thomas is responsible for the implementation of Reach Out and Read® and continues to be actively involved in all aspects of program operations.

Rekha Voruganti, BS H.ED

Health Literacy Program Coordinator
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 355-0518
Fax: (614) 355-0509

Rekha Voruganti Health Literacy Program Coordinator for Nation Children’s Hospital, Inc, which includes the Reach Out and Read® Program and health literacy related projects.  Rekha is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS in Health Education and Human Ecology. Rekha has significant experience working with youth and families and community outreach. Reach out and Read allows for her to not only help families but improve literacy amongst high need communities. Currently she is actively involved in research as it relates to parental health literacy, early childhood literacy and language development.

Shareena Casey

Reach Out and Read® Program Coordinator
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 355-0519
Fax: (614) 355-0509

Shareena Casey, Program Coordinator for the Reach Out and Read Program, helps to oversee all components of Reach Out and Read.  Shareena is a graduate of Otterbein University with a BA in Business Management.  Shareena’s music background enables her to implement a music curriculum for the Primary Care center patient population.  Shareena is a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s Education Committee and is an advocate for the arts and literacy. 

Jodi Springer, RD

Reach Out and Read® Volunteer Coordinator
255 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 355-0520
Fax: (614) 355-0509

Jodi Springer, Volunteer Coordinator for the Reach Out and Read Program, helps to oversee all volunteer elements of Reach Out and Read.  Jodi is a graduate of Ohio State University with a BS in Medical Dietetics.  Jodi has a background in teaching and training, as well as a passion for reading, volunteering, and working with children. Reach Out and Read allows her to share her desire to help improve children’s literacy, as well as work with volunteers who share her goals. Jodi is a member of the Volunteer Administrator’s Network and the Reach out and Read Advisory Council.

Camara Scott

Reach Out and Read® Administrative Assistant
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 355-0518
Fax: (614) 355-0509

Camara Scott, Administrative Assistant for the Reach Out and Read Program, provides secretarial support for Reach Out and Read.  Camara is currently completing her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Columbus State Community College. An avid reader herself, Camara is a passionate advocate for pediatric literacy and early childhood education.

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