Through the eyes and voice of a child, Dazhoni Green recounts her battle with brain cancer, wrestling with the debilitating effects of its initial symptoms, the diagnosis and ensuing treatment. These experiences, doubts and fears, were a prelude to a lengthy and arduous recovery.
SOUVENIRS OF SUFFERING is a candid account that will find the reader cheering her on, sometimes with tears, at every obstacle on her way to become the compassionate, energetic young woman she is today. The champions in the story are friends, family members, teachers, hospital staff and camp counselors who patiently and lovingly supported her and other children struggling with debilitating diseases. These children are the real heroes, each and every one.
Having cancer as a child changed Dazhoni’s view of life, something the reader will sense as she portrays each milestone along the way
About the Author
Dazhoni Green lived on the Navajo Indian Reservation until she was five years old. She attended grade schools in Minnesota and Tianjin, China, and then continued her middle school education at Qingdao International School, Shandong Province. She then earned her AA Degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Over the past several years, Dazhoni has worked as a professional dog groomer; she loves animals, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. When Dazhoni isn't writing, she can be found caring for her pet lizard, her miniature hamster, and her two cats.