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Oakland County author donating books to children during COVID-19 crisis

Posted at 2:06 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 14:06:07-04

OAKLAND COUNTY, MICH. (WXYZ) — Empowering kids coping with a loved one who’s sick with coronavirus is the mission of an author from Oakland County.

Risa Kirschner is stepping up to give back in a big way, amid the coronavirus crisis, by giving away hundreds of copies of her children’s book.

Within the pages of the book “Feel Better Mommy,” she provides a courageous message about the realities of illness, and seeing the perspective of a young girl. The story is also personal, after Kirschner herself suffered heart problems during her own pregnancy.

“Once she got out of ICU, her 2-year-old daughter came to visit. Based on her experience, she outlines how her daughter saw this as an almost adventure.” her husband, Dr. Brian Kirschner, said.

The books are being donated to Beaumont Health System, who will ensure kids are able to receive them.

“We can’t thank her enough for her generosity and making these donations.” said Beaumont spokeswoman Kathleen Grobbel.

Beaumont says it will able to distribute the books throughout various hospitals across Southeast Michigan.

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