Jon loves his life in the North. But when he feels a pain that won’t go away, he must go to a children’s hospital in the south to find out what is wrong. A doctor there tells Jon he has cancer and will have to stay at the hospital for a while.
Suddenly Jon’s life is upside down! But with a handful of tricks from the doctors and nurses, and new friends, Jon discovers ways to cope with some of the tricky parts of having cancer.
Accompanied by a resource guide for parents and caregivers, including hospital and support information, Jon’s Tricky Journey opens a conversation between Inuit children facing a cancer diagnosis and their families to help make a difficult and confusing time more manageable.
“. . . [A]cknowledges some of the many difficulties faced by young Inuit cancer patients and their families, with a message of strength and hope.”—McGill's Med-e News
“. . . [C]ompassionately written and is an immensely valuable resource for Inuit families facing a cancer diagnosis.”—CM Magazine