"I dwell in possibility"
Sandra was born in Canada and had taken a trip to Hong Kong to visit some friends. Another friend had told her to make sure she was treated like a Princess when she was in Hong Kong. Her nickname then became The Princess. While she was there she met an Australian man and they fell in love. The Princess went back to Canada and said, I have fallen in love and I am moving to Hong Kong. She moved to Hong Kong, then was married on the top of a mountain to her soulmate and they started to travel the world.
After returning from one of their trips The Princess lost her memory. She was then diagnosed with brain cancer - CNS Lymphoma. She had 8 cycles of chemo therapy over 6 months. My husband David took incredible care of me. After my treatment I wrote 15 books about funny things that occurred during my treatment. I wrote my books to make children and their parents laugh and to give 50% of the net profits to cancer prevention, research and cure. Sandra also had cancer when she was 14 years old so she can relate from an adults perspective and as well as from a child's. So she knows her book - The Farting Princess will definitely make your children laugh. And they will also enjoy her other books about her journey.
So please check out the children's books, greeting cards and prints of the illustrations from the books, as well as the teddy bear that The Princess snuggled with while at the hospital.
The pureness and simplicity of the stories are what make them so beautiful and powerful.
However, the deeper meaning is also felt and understood by the older kids as well as the parents.
And you can also listen to the radio interview below of - The Princess about living in Hong Kong and about her children's books.
Sandra then found a lump in her breast in 2019. It was diagnosed as early stage breast cancer - called DCIS. Unfortunately the radiation she had been given when she was 14 year old was very heavy doses for the cancer called Hodgkins disease, a childhood cancer she had. This gave her an increase chance of breast cancer as well as it damaged her heart. They have since learned that they do not need to give such huge doses of radiation anymore.
The only words that I could say when I was told I had breast cancer was, Again!
It had taken my happy away. And I am not a why me person, but I did say again!
Sandra had a complete mastectomy and then another surgery to have reconstruction.
But you cant stay in this space and energy so I wrote another 2 children's books about the experience, about still being able to love myself as well as about all of the noises in the hospital.
Then also due to the radiation Sandra had when she had cancer at 14 years old, her oncologist had heard a heart murmur in 2015 so had sent her to see a cardiologist.
Her aortic valve was degenerating. In 2020 at her checkup her cardiologist said that it as now severe and she would need to have her aortic valve replaced.
So on Oct 29th, 2020 she had the TAVI procedure which is done through the groin and now has a pigs valve. Oink ! Oink! Ah, the kids will be enjoying the 2 books about The Princesses heart as well once they are both illustrated.
Sandra now has written 21 children's books which are all true stories and is she working on completing her illustrations for the last couple of books.