Bearing Up with Cancer : Life, and living with

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Bearing up with Cancer chronicles the life of Annie Smith and her battled with cancer. An honest, intimate and humourous book about a vivacious woman who taped chocolate bars to her abdomen as an energy source for her surgical team.

Praise & Recognition

The part of the patient is played in the book by a bear whose various misadventures are portrayed in the printed word and in numerous drawings. Regina - Leader Post
It's an intimate and light-hearted tale of trial and triumph flavoured with accounts of the author's zany antics. Homemaker's Magazine

National Ovarian Cancer Association Peggy Truscott Award of Hope 2004 - Winner


Publication Date: November 4, 2003

Genre: Picture Book, Children's Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 126

ISBN: 978-1-896764-80-1

About the Author

Annie Smith

Dr. Annie Smith was an artist, author and lecturer of art history, painting and drawing at Sheridan College and an Associate Professor Adjunct at the University of Toronto, developing and coordinating the Art and Art History Program shared by these two institutions. She had a passion for the outdoors in general, and sailing and tennis in particular. Sadly, she passed away in October 2007 after her valiant battle with cancer.
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