My sister Candy was less than a year older than me. She was diagnosed with Jouvinial diabetes at age 7. She suffered for years with this merciless disease. Back then they didn't have the knowledge of the disease and much of the time, it was hit or miss. She was in the hospital for long periods of time but she was always cheerful made people laugh, and always looked out for others in any situation. She was a great reader, and I, being a year younger would spend lots of time in the hospital with her visiting. She would read to ME. It is one of my dearest memories. She was sick and still gave of herself to others. She passed from complication when she was 26. She had always been my hero and I was devastated for years. I moved to Washinton to be near family, met Kevin and married him. We had two daughters and I named my youngest after her.
Now I am 65 years old and I've written, illustrated and self-published a children's book titled
Zip----Line Mice with a companion coloring book of the illustrations. I sell my books, and 100% of profits go to buying UN-USED Books for Pediatric Wards and Children's Hospitals. (UN-USED because of immune issues). It is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Because of the kind heart of my sister Candy.
Reading aloud to a child is a time of rest. An expression of care they will always remember. It heals the soul.
Grace and Peace
Blue Bell Honeymouse
K. L. Taylor