On a side note, this book is dedicated to a dear friend who recently lost her eleven year battle with cancer. It was her determination and dedication that kept her alive for so long. She has two beautiful children. An energetic and athletic daughter and a son diagnosed with Autism who, because of her perseverance has beaten the odds. She will live on in our memories and in our hearts. I hope that the characters in this book can capture the essence of what she left behind.