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LOS ANGELES (July 11, 2017) – Renee Rodriguez, author of the acclaimed children’s book series “Michael Trouble Adventures,” will visit children at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and other local hospitals and facilities this summer, bringing them good cheer and books from the series.
To schedule a reading or interview with Renee, or to request media copies of the series, please email Team@MichaelTrouble.com
The books, inspired by her young nephew’s medical struggles, feature a young boy who gains amazing superpowers as he bravely battles cancer. The books are available on Amazon, MichaelTrouble.com and other outlets.
“My goal is not only to provide the children we love with fun and relatable storybooks during their hospital stay, but also to equip hospital staffs with a medical tool that may help the children understand their various care processes, treatments & concerns,” Rodriguez said. “Seeing my books in the hands of children that need it the most really warms my heart. A spark of Michael’s spirit is illuminated with every laugh and giggle I hear. It honors me to create the type of resource that children, families, and caregivers need to heal with hope, health, and humor. Truly, this is an asset that I wish we had when Michael was with us.”
The tour will also take Rodriguez to Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles, Ronald McDonald House Inland Empire, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Orange and Napa Center.
“Blessed with such a dynamic nephew, these stories are my way of turning my family’s greatest tragedy into a point of inspiration to help other children/families facing a similar situation. Out of darkness will come light,” she said.
Already, Rodriguez has visited Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, Ronald McDonald House Pasadena, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington and many others.
The book series includes the books “Michael Trouble: Martian Robots Invade,” “Michael Trouble: Icky Hare & Roo Makes Two!,” and “Michael Trouble: My Brother Noah’s AWESOME Visit!” along with coloring books and school workbooks for each storybook to make learning fun and therapeutic.
Each book aims to help children and their families grow in hope, health, strength, and humor through stories that are carefully crafted to aid everyone involved with the healing process. Already, “Michael Trouble: Martian Robots Invade” has been recognized with the Best of Los Angeles Award – Best Childhood Illness Book 2017.
Inspired by her young nephew Michael who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 2002 at age 2, Rodriguez developed the books from stories she and Michael wrote as a way to help him overcome the difficulties of treatment and the disease. Although young Michael lost his battle with cancer at age 4, his courage and strength continue to inspire others through the book series and MichaelTrouble.com which affirm the positive impact of humor, hope, strength and healing.
For more on the Michael Trouble book series, please visit www.MichaelTrouble.com.
About Renee Rodriguez:
Renee Rodriguez is a children’s book author that creates hospital adventures using her nephew Michael Trouble as her muse. On a mission to help children and their families grow in hope, health, strength, and humor, each of her stories are carefully crafted to aid everyone involved with the healing process. Residing in Los Angeles, California, she finds her inspiration by meditating along California’s coastline and visiting local children’s hospitals. Most recently, Rodriguez was presented with the Best of Los Angeles Award – Best Childhood Illness Book 2017 for “Michael Trouble: Martian Robots Invade.” To learn more, visit www.MichaelTrouble.com.
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