Storybook: Support for Children

A story about Hope’s journey with a brain tumour

Young children who have been affected by a brain tumour diagnosis, either personally or through someone close to them, can gain support and information with our children’s storybook, A Friend in Hope.

This colourful book tells the story of a little girl named Hope and her journey with a brain tumour through the eyes of her friend Danny. The story follows Hope’s journey to wellness and addresses medical procedures, symptoms such as hair loss, hospital stays as well as missing school and friends.

The book is available in three languages:

  • English: A Friend in Hope
  • French: Mon amie Claire
  • Italian: La mia amica Speranza (as a digital copy only)

A Friend in Hope was written in English by Marisa Zammit and illustrated by Erica Dornbusch.


Order a free copy of the English, French or Italian storybook along with additional information here. Please note the Italian version is only available as a digital copy.

*Multiple copies are also available for schools, libraries and children’s hospitals.

*While Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is pleased to provide you with copies of A Friend in Hope at no charge within Canada, shipping charges apply to addresses outside of the country ($10.00 for US  addresses; $15.00 for all other countries). Thank you for your understanding.

Watch author, Marisa Zammit on Rogers television talk about the book around the time of the book's launch in 2005

Read about the development of 'A Friend in Hope'

Thank you to all of those involved in the creation of the storybook, A Friend in Hope.
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For more information about this storybook, please contact:

Todd Goold
Support Services Specialist
tgoold@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 ext 237 

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