I Have Eczema..... So What?
Maya is a 9 year old girl who suffers from eczema. She is itchy all the time and can't enjoy all the fun games or delicious foods that her friends do. She faces teasing, isolation and A LOT OF questions. But along with her family, she slowly learns how to manage her condition and chooses to be happy in spite of it. This is a story about Maya's challenges, her courage and her family’s unshakeable love and determination to support her.
Reading level: 5 - 15 years
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: FunOKPlease Content Publishing Private Limited; 1 edition (Apr 2016)
Author: Anindita Guha Maulik Rungta
Anindita is India's first certified Functional Medicine Health Coach from the US based Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. She will be setting up the first functional medicine based clinic in Mumbai, later this year along with Dr Amrita Talwar, her co author and her daughter's dermatologist.
She is also a first time author and has written a book called "I have eczema... so what?" She writes a blog called "eczema-anindianperspective.com" where she shares information and also provides a form of support to others suffering from eczema. She was previously a finance professional and has 10 years of experience in the banking finance industry.
This is a gentle and compassionate story about coping with a skin problem that is terribly misunderstood. Every child-friendly school library should stock this sensitively written and colourfully illustrated book. Mrs. Meera Issacs, Principal, The Cathedral & John Connon School
Anindita has written a compelling account of a little eczema sufferer that tugs at your heartstrings. It is a must-read for everyone who is suffering from eczema or caring for someone with eczema. Starting with discomfort, rejection, isolation and desolation to acceptance and eventual triumph, this roller coaster of feelings gives a human face to a medical condition. Dr. Manish K. Shah, Vice-President, ISPD, Associate Hon Dermatologist, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children & Consultant Dermatologist & Pediatric Dermatologist, Bhatia Hospital
What a positive book!! So much information wrapped up in a story form. There were two aspects which really appealed to me. The first being what I truly believe in; that families are responsible for establishing self worth in children. The second, separating the problem from the person! I hope this book makes many more Mayas with eczema grow into happy, self assured adults. Dr. Pervin Dadachanji, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.
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