Dear Millie by Marco Previero

Dear Millie by Marco Previero

mpFCDearMillieHRAlmost two years ago to the day, Millie Previero received the shattering news that she had cancer, after waking up one morning blind in one eye. She was just seven years old. Doctors said the odds of beating the rare malignant brain tumour were slim, and warned her family that there was just a two in three chance that she was going to pull through. Her father decided to keep a diary that could be shared with Millie if she survived.

Told through father Marco’s eyes, Dear Millie records his daughter’s terrifying journey from diagnosis for a rare form of brain cancer to cutting-edge proton beam treatment in the United States and subsequent road to recovery.

Dear Millie is the book that Marco wished he’d never been forced to write. But it is also the inspirational true story of courage and determination. Marco and wife Vanessa took the brave step of publishing the diary in the hope that sharing an intimate account of her illness will help other families affected by childhood cancer.

The 262-page title, which begins with a poignant letter from Marco to an older Millie, is published by Matador (ISBN: 9781784622022). It hits the shelves on March 28th to coincide with Millie’s 9th birthday and is priced at £9.99. It has been written in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

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