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Somebodys Bright Balloon

Jeffrey McCallum

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ISBN 10: 0595678580 / ISBN 13: 9780595678587
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Hardcover. 120 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.7in.Somebodys Bright Balloon is divided into three sections. Self and Others: Receivers are poems that depict with truth and hope the travails of a cancer patient and the authors interaction with other patients and medical professionals. The second section, Givers, offers poems about doctors, surgeons, nurses and other hospital staff who care for seriously ill patients. The final section, The Dark Side is about concomitant depression and mental illness that many patients experience. Somebodys Bright Balloon offers a rare glimpse into the thoughts, impressions and coping mechanisms of a cancer patient during treatment and recovery and how he assimilated the reality of cancer into his life. Caregivers -- from family members to health care professionals -- have gained compassion and understanding through the insights provided in McCallums poems. Other cancer patients have found strength in the knowledge that their fears and reactions to cancer and its treatment are shared experiences. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780595678587

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Title: Somebodys Bright Balloon

Publisher: iUniverse

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Somebody’s Bright Balloon is divided into three sections. “Self and Others: Receivers” are poems that depict with truth and hope the travails of a cancer patient and the author’s interaction with other patients and medical professionals.

The second section, “Givers,” offers poems about doctors, surgeons, nurses and other hospital staff who care for seriously ill patients. The final section, “The Dark Side” is about concomitant depression and mental illness that many patients experience.

Somebody’s Bright Balloon offers a rare glimpse into the thoughts, impressions and coping mechanisms of a cancer patient during treatment and recovery and how he assimilated the reality of cancer into his life.

Caregivers -- from family members to health care professionals -- have gained compassion and understanding through the insights provided in McCallum’s poems. Other cancer patients have found strength in the knowledge that their fears and reactions to cancer and its treatment are shared experiences.

About the Author:

As the medical reports say, Jeff McCallum is a “pleasant 55-year-old gentleman.” Born in the Yukon Territories, McCallum followed his meteorologist-turned-weatherperson-turned-actor father to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis in 1964, where he still resides.

A commercial building contractor and father of four young men, McCallum remains active in the civil rights movement. He is in his 10th year as member of the board of directors of Mixed Blood Theatre, which has for 30 years been dedicated to “keeping the dream alive.” His cancer experience in July of 2003 focused his writing on cancer, patients, caregivers and the everyday miracles these relationships create. He is pleased and honored to speak at events and fundraisers for the American Cancer Society and to dedicate a portion of the proceeds of this book to its Hope Lodge.

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