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Local Nurse Writes Book For Children With Cancer

Amanda Sexton is an oncology nurse at UAMS with a passion for childhood cancer. At 23 years old, she has just published her first book, targeted at children of 8-12 years old who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Oh No, My Hair! tells the story of Georgia, a little girl battling leukemia who is cleared by her doctor to attend regular summer camp. A last-minute mixup during packing leaves her wig behind and instead of blending in, she immediately stands out as different — a cancer patient, for the loss of her hair. From there, she learns how to find people who see past such things and accept her for who she is.

Read the full article in AY Magazine.

Photo by Jamison Mosley

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