You’ve got to be Kidneying Me!: A story about a brave boy, who was diagnosed with a rare disease he conquers like a superhero! @stephanie2194

About the Book

by Stephanie Severino  (Author), Chase Severino (Author) and Gregory Severino (Author)

Nolan is our four-year-old son, who was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease called Nephrotic Syndrome at age 3. It came out of nowhere for us, and it set our lives on a different path then we had imagined. As we visit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia frequently, We saw many different kids who were all fighting diseases of their own. It was heartbreaking as a mother to see children of all ages going through these trials of life that should never be. Our older son mentioned writing a book that would help kids who were feeling sad or discouraged realize they are not alone and there are so many kids like them! Each child is fighting their own fight to survive, and their families are taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions. When we think about superheroes, we tend to think of Batman, Superman, and Captain America. However, when we see young children faced with the burden of disease fighting for their lives, we see what real life superheroes are.

Proud authors Chase Severino  and Gregory Severino

About the Author

My name is Stephanie Severino. I am a mom of 2 boys. I wrote this book for my youngest son and would love to connect with other parents out there!

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

hi, I wanted to share my story – about my youngest son. He was diagnosed with rare kidney disease at 3 and it made me think a lot about kids who have to face medical issues & how strong they are. I wanted to write a book about these real superheroes! I think it is important for kids especially those who are struggling with any kind of medical illness.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

This is intended for kids! It is a preschool level book!

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

My favorite author is James Patterson, Mary kubica, and Lisa Scottonline . I love mysteries and thrillers and I love how they write it captivates me.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

Write about what you know. It makes it more natural and it comes so much easier.

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

I do not have a website – but can be contacted on Facebook under Stephanie severino or Instagram lilsteph0619.

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