What Makes Them Amazing – Inspiring Stories of Young Adults Battling Cancer
Follow the story of nine young adults whose cancer journeys has led to deep changes in perspective, stronger faith, lessons in giving back, as well as lessons in letting go. No matter what the outcome of their journeys, these stories are about hope, determination and love, which will inspire others to never give up when facing life’s adversities. These are the stories of our communities, our families, and our young adults’ lives and legacies.
Proceeds are donated to Nick's Fight to be Healed Foundation.
Winner in the ‘Young Adult: Non-fiction’ category of the International Book Awards
About Janine De Tillio Cammarata (Albany, New York Author)
Janine De Tillio Cammarata is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose (’88, ’93) in English Literature with a concentration in Medieval Literature. She is the award winning author of What Makes Them Amazing: Inspiring Stories of Young Adults Fighting Cancer, Warriors Within: Book One of the Fianna Cycle, and Eyes of the Goddess: Book Two of the Fianna Cycle. Her first middle grade novel, The Puzzle Quests: Shimmer's Eggs was released October 7, 2017.
Cammarata is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. She teaches creative writing and journaling workshops to all ages from elementary school, middle grade, high school, and adults.
Janine has edited White Wings by Claire R. Dwyer (The Troy Book Makers), and Gillinder & Sons Early American Westward Ho Pattern Glass by Leonard Farchione (Westward Ho Publishing), Generation Now by Brian McKenna, and No One Rises Alone by Scott Baker, as well as various other projects.
As president and co-founder of Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation, Inc. Janine spends much of her time running this foundation that is very close to her heart. It was formed in memory of her son, Nick, who passed away from Leukemia in October 2008. Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation financially and emotionally supports local pediatric cancer patients, as well as the young adult cancer community.