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I'm A Superhero

4.73  ·  Rating details ·  11 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Written by four-year-old Daxton Wilde with the help of his mother while he was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for a brain tumor, the book places Wilde as the central character, a superhero, fighting "a bad guy named Cancer" with the help of "Captain Chemo."
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 13th 2005 by Gibbs Smith
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Jan 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Children diagnosed with a brain tumor, or any form of cancer.
Wow. Who knew what amazing power a tiny book like this has to heal?

This book was written by Daxton, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 4, and rushed to the hospital. He talks about the procedures and medicines given to him, and rightly calls himself a super hero. He illustrated and wrote the book, making it perfect for children who are/will be going through chemo, radiation, and other things related to cancer.

My son was recently diagnosed with Medulloblastoma--an aggressive brain tumor-
Oct 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Heather by: Childlife Mike
This is a great book for parents and children. It talks about cancer treatment in 'Superhero' terms.

Daxton's family made a Christmas tree with the characters from the book. Every Christmas you can see it at PCMC.

We never got to meet Daxton, but we have visited with his family a couple of times. Daxton is one of our SUPERHEROES!

Ruthe recieved a Daxton Superhero Teddybear for Christmas in 2005.
Krystal Broadhead
May 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anybody that needs to cry and feel at peace
Recommended to Krystal by: nobody did when he did the family sent it to us and i still read it
he was one of my best friends when we were little and not a day goes bye that i don't miss him i always will think about him and how much my life has changed when he died i will always miss him. I read this book when i feel lonley and then i don't feel lonley anymore cause i know that he is with me all the time.
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book for children with Cancer

I bought this for my 7 year old grandson who has Cancer, I'm sure it will help him understand what's happening to him through another child's words. We need to find a cure for childhood cancer, so many children from newborn up to 18 have it..
Oct 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is a great motivational book for children going through cancer, written from a dear friend. Daxton has touched many people even though he passed away in 2001.
Kaylynn Johnsen
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Sweet story that will help any child with cancer.
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