In this awe-inspiring photographic essay, 25 childhood cancer patients are portrayed as they express through art and words their feelings about the cancers that threatened them. Revisiting the survivors, some of whom are now young adults embarking on careers and starting families, this compassionate tribute to children’s resiliency and determination honors the lives of the children it portrays and the lives of other children like them worldwide, offering comfort and hope to others.

This book was donated in 2013 to Linn-Mar School District/Elementary.

by Lisa Murray (Author), Billy Howard (Photographer), Jeff Foxworthy (Foreword)

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 88 pages
  • Publisher: American Cancer Society; 1 edition (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0944235220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0944235225
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 ounces



“She’d argue black was white to be right, that blue was red to say the last word to be said, that yellow was green, a king was really a queen, that bright day was night.”
— from the book

About the Author

Lisa Murray is a board-certified and registered art therapist with the Americna Tart Therapy Association. She received her training at Emporia State University and interned at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas. She has worked with children in hospitals for more than twenty years. She lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Billy Howard is a commercial and documentary photographer with an emphasis on health, education, and social themes. He is the author of Epitaphs for the Living: Words and Images in the Time of AIDS and Portrait of Spirit: One Story at a Time, which features images and interviews of people with disabilities. He lives in Atlanta.