This is a great book! Written in diary form, it is divided up in to 4 sections: Stories, Diagnosis, Seasons, and Decisions. I picture the readers of this book to be at the teenage level or a good book to be shared between parent and a younger child. A child kidney patient will find this book both informative and entertaining. Based on Hannah’s own true story, Pediatric Kidney Patient, Anna Grace Shramere created her own imaginary universe, complete with friends.
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) runs in Jim’s family. He has lost 5 family members to PKD, including his father. Because of his family’s history, he was diagnosed at the age of 25, and was able to put off dialysis until the age of 58. He was on dialysis for 4 years and received a kidney transplant on April 27, 2016.
Jim is currently employed by the Crown Point Community School Corporation as a substitute teacher. He enjoys working with children, especially those with special needs. Jim is a very active kidney advocate with many organizations. His specialty is the ability to utilize social media to help fellow kidney patients and to raise awareness of the plights of the kidney patient. He is a very experienced advocate both at home and on Capitol Hill with his members of Congress.