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New Release Tells Teenager’s Heart-Wrenching Story of Battling Cancer; Book by Sean Waller, Released by Dog Ear Publishing

Westfield, NJ, April 27, 2011 --( Tim Levine is on top of the world. The small but popular eighth-grader has just been invited to try out for the high school baseball team and two girls have asked him to the school dance. A devastating diagnosis, however, changes his life forever: He has cancer. Instead of following his baseball dreams, he’s entered a nightmare of tubes and chemotherapy. Tess, a leukemia patient with a “contagiously positive attitude” works wonders for Tim as he faces high school not as someone belonging to the “in” crowd but as a sick kid.

Sick Boy, a heart-wrenching story, is a “fictionally autobiographical account” of this extraordinary young man’s year-and-half journey from diagnosis through treatment and on to recovery. It begins when he casually mentions to his mom that he can’t hear out of his right ear. Doctors quickly discover that he has a fast-growing malignant tumor in his upper palate. First chest and stomach tubes are inserted, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. His growing friendship with Tess and a hospital clown brings a new perspective and teaches him the importance of comforting others.

Author Sean Waller, a childhood cancer survivor, was diagnosed at age 12 with rhabdomyosarcoma. He credits Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City for saving his life.

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Sick Boy
Sean Waller
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-145750-148-7 116 pages $9.99 US

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About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

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