New Book

Journeys with a Thousand Heroes: A Child Oncologist’s Story

            My medical memoir will be published by Wising Up Press in July, 2018. Stay tuned for updates!

From a letter my mother wrote me when I was twelve, two weeks before her death: “Johnny-Boy… I think you will choose medicine.” Her death inspired my life with children with cancer, who became my mentors and companions on my journey to reclaim—as did Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz—my full intelligence, heart, and home. The great irony of my life is that I wasn’t to read her prophetic words until after my retirement more than fifty years later.