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You'll Be All Right Buddy: A Storybook For Young Children With Cancer with Ryan Hamner

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You'll Be All Right Buddy: A storybook for young children with cancer with Ryan Hamner

Mel sits down with her friend and four time cancer survivor Ryan Hamner, Ryan talks about his book: "You'll Be All Right Buddy: A storybook for young children with cancer" which is available on Amazon Kindle. When Ryan originally wrote the book a few years ago, many people didn't think kids would need a book about cancer, but survivors know that it is important for children to understand what is going on when they have cancer.

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Ryan Hamner has always loved to create. Some of his creations were nothing short of trash, or was actually trash rather, but he believes it was a creation and part of his continual evolution into becoming a better musician, writer and marketer.

Ryan can remember as a kid, writing books at my grandparent’s print shop. Small, ridiculous books that is! One was named, The Mornz. It was a science fiction book about martians taking over the earth. The other book was called, Maro the Martian (The Mornz part II). At any rate, these books were surprisingly never picked up by any major publishers. In 1999 however, while recovering from his bone marrow transplant, he wrote and illustrated his book for children with cancer entitled, "You’ll Be All Right, Buddy!". This book was picked up by Blue Cross Blue Shield, who allowed Ryan to travel and read his book to different kids all over the place.

In 2011 his work was featured in Coping with Cancer. Which was an absolute honor because Ryan used to read this magazine as a kid with cancer. Just this year, he has published several short eBooks on Amazon, including his books "Ka-Bing" and "How to Survive and Thrive" that made it to number one in different categories.


About Mel Majoros:

Mel Majoros, currently in remission, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.  On a lucky break after her cancer surgery she was offered a job as a producer on a local talk sports show in Michigan where she advocates about cancer and other health related topics.  During that time she started blogging and her blog has been named one of the top ten breast cancer blogs by  She brings a unique perspective to being a survivor, always keeping a positive attitude and an athletes mentality for dealing with cancer and survivorship. Prior to working in radio Mel was a 10 year veteran of the television industry working on such shows as Walker, Texas Ranger and Crossing Jordan.