My name is Mary Shepherd and I have worked with children almost my whole life. From babysitting to nursing school and then to the pediatric car unit in 1981 as an RN at age 19. I loved every minute caring for children. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and went through surgery and chemotherapy and continued to work. I decided to stop work in 2004 to be home with my children with plan to go back. However God had a different plan for me. I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in 2006, even with that I had plans to go back to work. As time moved forward I realized that the ever changing treatment and scans would not allow that to happen. After my children were old enough to fend for themselves I still wanted to make a difference in children's lives so I decided to write a children's story with proceeds to go to non-profit children's hospitals. It was the perfect solution, I could work on it during days I felt good and put it down when I didn't. It is my deepest hope that the book will bring a smile to the children's faces and the proceeds will continue to help support children's hospitals.