Winner of the GOLD Mom's Choice Award
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Winner of the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for best writing
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Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award for best illustrations
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Winner of the IndieFab Award
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At Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we are gifting the book My Yellow Balloon in our resource packets mailed to our grieving families. We have received such positive feedback from families who receive this book. As our bereaved parents are faced with such profound sadness, they have wrote about the book being helpful to them, as well as to other family members. Sharing My Yellow Balloon has been a useful tool in talking with siblings and children of all ages who grieve. One bereaved parent wrote to us and said, “This book is very fitting. I keep it close. I don’t look at it all the time but I know to find it.”
While there is not a one size fits all approach to grief, this story has the power to give hope to those that grieve.
Lori Malazich, MSW, LCSW
Bereavement Coordinator, Supportive Care Department
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh