Erin Garcia's inspiration for "Tiger Livy" came when her five-year old niece Livy, was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. Garcia realized that few children’s books were available about kids with chronic illness. The book's unique message speaks to any child dealing with social or emotional issues that often accompany chronic illness, helping them to discover their own inner strength and courage.
You can read about her latest projects at eringarciabooks.com and on Instagram @tigerlivyproject.
"Amazing book for my daughter who was diagnosed two years ago with JDM. She noticed the logo for Cure JM in the book and noticed the girl getting The same types of meds/treatments. As a four year old, she understood that she is not alone in her journey with this disease and now she says she has cheetah spots, just like Livy's tiger stripes. Highly recommended."
"A wonderful book! My daughter has JDM, and we read it together. It is an excellent resource for both parents and children."
"Absolutely my fave purchase ever! My daughter is a warrior and this book was the perfect gift for her."
Book proceeds go to the Cure JM Foundation
Children need strength and bravery to deal with a diagnosis of chronic illness, and they may find inspiration in superheroes, athletes, or even jungle animals.