15 December, 2022
Books for sick kids
LOCAL author Crystal Leonardi is giving back to the people who treated and cared for her son who was diagnosed with brain cancer, through her publishing company “Bowerbird Books”.
The self-published Julatten author wrote her book “Boy of Steel” after her son Sebastian was diagnosed with brain cancer which went on win her multiple awards.
The effects on childhood cancer on her family were cruel and through her writing she hopes to help other families who have dealt with the same circumstances.
“My goal for 2023 is to launch ‘Book Angels’ and raise $5,000, with all funds raised going to donating books to children in hospitals throughout Queensland,” she said.
“My goal of $5,000 has been set based on wanting to donate 500 books in 2023. I’d love to do more, but I think 500 is a great place to start and will make a huge impact on the hospital community.”
Fundraising will kick off in 2023, with all proceeds going towards childhood cancer research.
Crystal also currently has her work on display at the Mareeba Library with all three of her books available for loan.