LUMBERTON — A current donation to the Robeson County Public Library of a person dozen books composed by kids battling diseases is an opportunity to master and to discover hope and courage for area little ones and their families.
Donna and John Morrison donated books to the library at the conclusion of 2020 in memory their late grandson, 5-12 months-outdated Carson Davis. In 2016, Davis was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, also identified as T-ALL. He died in 2017 of a mind hemorrhage.
The Morrisons have donated per year to the library considering that Carson’s dying, mentioned Jonna Davis, their daughter and Carson’s mother.
The publications donated in 2020 have been ordered by way of www.booksthatheal.org, a nonprofit that aids small children battling “chronic illnesses” illustrate and publish their possess books, according to organization’s web site.
“She (Donna) mentioned it is a good memorial for him because he liked to go to the library, decide on out publications and study,” Davis explained.
The donation also serves to assistance the library and insert to its literary selection.
Among the books donated was “My Limited Tales,” by the late 10-calendar year-outdated Hanna Markham, of Lumberton. Markham battled metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma from the age of 2. She shed her struggle with the kind of cancer on Might 20, 2020.
Stories like Markham’s display little ones they also can write to cope with their health problems and publish their individual textbooks 1 working day, Davis stated.
“While she was going as a result of remedies and fighting her fight with cancer, she was writing factors and drawing,” Davis mentioned.
Carson and Hanna went to preschool alongside one another, and she will often keep in mind Hanna for her creative imagination, character and enjoy of cats, Davis stated.
“‘Strong’ is the word that comes to thoughts,” she mentioned of Hanna.
And the Robeson County General public Library is honored to share her stories and the tales of other people for visitors youthful and outdated, Director Katie Fountain claimed.
“It is crucial for youngsters to not only master about other people’s experiences, but to see themselves represented in tales. Youngsters facing critical sicknesses may well browse these books and really feel that they are not by yourself in their challenges,” Fountain reported.
And the pals and spouse and children of kids with really serious ailments may possibly come across consolation among the web pages, she reported.
“Having these textbooks in our library assists celebrate those who have get over their sickness and respects the loving memory of those people who are no lengthier with us,” Fountain reported.
Realizing her son’s title is in all of the donated publications is anything for which she grateful, and anything he also would get pleasure from, Davis said.
“I assume it is exclusive,” she said.
Carson cherished to browse and was just setting up to master to do so on his very own, Davis reported. She recalled looking at publications to Carson and his three brothers at night time.
“I consider looking at is critical and family members time with each other is essential. I imagine reading opens the doorway to all those opportunities,” Davis mentioned.
And it also opens the door for studying, she said.
“I am grateful to John and Donna Morrison, who have routinely added guides to our children’s assortment given that the passing of their grandson, Carson. I adore seeing each individual e-book donated and that other children are finding out to appreciate books by his memory,” Fountain stated.
When she 1st started out working for the library in the Children’s Department, Carson was one of her 1st “library toddlers,” Fountain claimed.
“He was constantly so satisfied to be at the library with his significant brothers, constantly smiling,” she claimed. “He introduced joy to my day each and every time I saw him. An individual near to me has had leukemia for a lengthy time, so Carson’s battle hit extremely close to residence.”
Tears even now appear when she thinks him, but they are normally adopted with a smile, Fountain explained.
“It is not possible to feel about Carson and not smile,” the library director claimed. “I hope our neighborhood will be motivated by his enjoy of reading and select up just one of these books before long!”
Arrive at Jessica Horne at 910-416-5165 or by way of e mail at [email protected]