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'Mommy Has a Boo-Boo': Valley mom pens book to help kids understand breast cancer

Posted at 5:21 AM, Jan 28, 2021

A Valley mom is turning her battle with breast cancer into a passion and a way to help all of us heal.

Marci Greenberg Cox was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer in 2018 and started treatment in 2019.

Immediately, she started writing and self-published a children's book so that young kids, just like hers, would have a resource to help them navigate through this new normal.

"I want kids to understand that even though Mommy looks different with all these changes, she's still the same Mommy," explains Greenberg. "She still loves you. She can still do everything with you, as much as she can. You might have to help her, bring her a blanket while she's recuperating, pick up your toys. It kind of touches base with all that stuff but, in the end, Mommy is still the same person."

Two years later, Greenberg says she's feeling better and doctors are seeing no evidence of disease.

"Mommy has a Boo-Boo" is available right now on Amazon. To purchase, click here.

A portion of the proceeds benefits two breast cancer organizations.

The pictures were all illustrated by a Valley-based artist.