Childhood Cancer Survivor Shows the Beauty in Nature and Animals in New Children's Book

First-time author, Sarah Sauer, wants to teach kids to love and respect wildlife.

Houston, TX (I-Newswire) March 10, 2013 - Sarah Sauer's passion for animals and a keen eye and talent for photography inspired her to create a picture book to inspire young children to love nature and wildlife animals as much as she does.

Spring 2013, What Do You See When You Look At Me?, will be released. It's story, and that of its author is a remarkable one.

The book, and its audience, makes sense for Sarah, a 19-year-old early childhood education major from Corydon, Indiana, who spends her free time teaching preschoolers and tutoring foster children in Louisville, Kentucky, 30 minutes away from her home.

What's more astounding is Sarah's own story. She is a 12-year survivor of pediatric brain cancer, diagnosed at age seven. After surgery and months of chemotherapy and radiation, she had to re-learn how to walk and use her hands. She will always stand at 4-foot-8 and, because of slowed reflexes, will never be able to drive a car.

But Sarah hasn't let these challenges hold her back, and her new book is proof of that.

"I want this book to help little kids see the love and the good in animals," says Sarah. "I want them to see how special and beautiful animals are and that everyone, really, is special in their own way."

Sarah took the photos in the book as part of a photography class at her high school for which she won the top award at her school and received a gift certificate from her teacher who saw special promise in her photography skills. Then, Sarah enlisted her preschoolers' input, showing the children the photos and asking them to describe what they saw. Many of their responses made it in to the book.

Sarah's mother sent the book idea to Lisa Umina of Halo Publishing ( ). Umina saw immediate potential in the book and in Sarah's story. "I am both honored and humbled to have this opportunity to witness Sarah's unbelievable courage as a cancer survivor and her ability to celebrate life through her talents as an author and photographer.

Sarah plans to donate several of her books to the WHAS Crusade for Children campaign, which helps children with special needs. Part of the proceeds from the book will also be donated to groups that have supported Sarah during her recovery from cancer, including St. Joseph's Children's Home and Development Center, where she currently volunteers.

About Sarah Sauer - Sarah is a childhood brain cancer survivor and a devoted animal lover. Her love or animals is something she drew on for strength throughout her illness. Sarah is studying early childhood education and hopes to share her love and knowledge of animals to promote and develop an appreciation of wildlife in young children. She currently lives in Corydon, Ind. with her family and her horses, dogs, llamas, donkey and cats.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
AP #726 / P.O. Box 60326
Houston, TX 77205-0326 - USA

Contact Information

Halo Publishing International
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Norcoss, GA
Phone : 877-705-9647

Published in:

Art & Entertainment

Published On:

March 10, 2013

Print Release:

Print Release

If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. is a press release service and not the author of this press release.The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies and PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week,month or quarter, make sure to check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the press release distribution date only.We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.

Related Releases

Bacon Crazed AlphaDogs Spotted At Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
For a project like State Of Bacon, color plays such a huge role in smoothing out the textures, and helps to tell the story

MBK Media Group Announces Availability of Fine Canvas Art Printing & Framing
Fine Canvas Art Printing & Framing? that you can use for personal or business purposes.

Jay-Z Contact Details Stolen As Celebrity PR Database Gets Hacked
Jay-Z is left reeling after his contact details are released to the general public during the Celebrity Unlimited database break-in.

Nimaxy Studio Launched House Music Radio App as a Collection of Online Radio Stations
House Music lovers can enjoy countless hours of favorite music broadcasted live

Amedeo Modigliani Contest, on July the Winner
We are getting closet o the final phase of the Modigliani contest, organized by the namesake association founded in Livorno.