Author Stacey Chillemi and Illustrator Iacovos Kyriakides provide spectacular proof that children really understand more than you think. Illuminating the cartoon illustrations of confusion and fear that epilepsy can cause, this new edition of My Daddy Has Epilepsy uses lively, subversive illustrations to show how to understand what epilepsy is and what to do if someone is experiencing a seizure. This picture book is sure to elicit a clear understanding—and opportunity to eliminate children's fear of epilepsy—from all who read it. About the Author STACEY CHILLEMI is constantly tempted to help others with epilepsy and help their family on what it is, how to cope with it, how to get on with their lives, and more. In this edition all illustrations are now in color.
This book has been selling well and the positive feedback we have received is unbelievable.
I am an H.O.P.E. Mentor, for the Epilepsy Foundation. I have spoken at different events for schools, organizations, political events, I spoke in front of Congress in Washington and anywhere my help is needed to educate people about epilepsy. I was on four talk shows. The interviews focused on the importance of understanding what epilepsy is, how to help someone having a seizure and giving people with epilepsy encouragement and hope for the future.
I have been on radio stations discussing epilepsy and I have appeared in many newspapers all over New Jersey such as, The Leader, Belleville Post and the Star Ledger. In addition, on June 26, 2002, I was honored an award by the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey for Outstanding Volunteer Award.
I have received awards in my achievements and certificates in recognition for outstanding efforts in trying to improve society. I have been an active participant in organizations and activities.
I have written many published articles. I have appeared on talk shows and I had articles written about my efforts to help people with epilepsy.
BOOKS PUBLISHED BY STACEY CHILLEMI:
1. Epilepsy You're Not Alone
2. Eternal Love: Romantic Poetry Straight from the Heart
3. My Mommy Has Epilepsy (Children's Book)
4. My Daddy Has Epilepsy (Children’s Book)
5. Keep the Faith: To Live and Be Heard from the Heavens Above (poetry book)
6. Live, Learn, and Be Happy with Epilepsy
7. Epilepsy and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Should Know
Co-authored by Dr. Blanca Vasques
8. Faith, Courage, Wisdom, Strength and Hop
9. How to Be Wealthy Selling Informational Products on the Internet
10. How to Become Wealthy in Real Estate
11. How to Become Wealthy Selling Ebooks
STACEY CHILLEMI STORIES AND POETRY HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN:
· Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul
· Chicken Soup for the Shoppers Soul
· Whispers of Inspiration
- H.O.P.E. Mentor, for the Epilepsy Foundation
- Speaker at different events for schools, organizations, political events
- Spoke in front of Congress in Washington for employment discrimination for people with epilepsy
- Appeared on four talk shows to discuss epilepsy focusing on the importance of understanding epilepsy, how to help someone having a seizure and giving people with epilepsy encouragement and hope for the future.
- Appeared on radio stations discussing epilepsy
- Appeared in newspapers all over New Jersey such as, The Leader, Belleville Post and the Star Ledger.
- June 26, 2002, I was honored an award by the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey for Outstanding Volunteer Award.
- Received awards in my achievements and certificates in recognition for outstanding efforts in trying to improve society.
- Active participant in organizations and activities.
- Published over 200 articles.
Stockton College, Pomona NJ
- Associate Degree in Business
- BA in Marketing
- Minor in Advertising.
- Worked for NBC on Dateline
- Channel 4 News
- Today Show
- Currently Managing Editor for the Fashion Magazine UZURI.
- Own Freelance Company
- Table of contents:
"My Daddy Has Epilepsy," is children's story book with illustrations on each page. The author included extra pages on the back to write notes about any important factors about epilepsy.
The author was motivated to write this book after she had a seizure with the kids (ages 7, 5, and 2 years) while walking the dog. Chillemi feels it is important for a child to understand what epilepsy is, not to fear epilepsy, and what to do if someone you love is having a seizure.
This is what the book entails.
Very Easy to Read
I found this book a very easy read, which is important in trying to explain epilepsy to children. To educate children of the disorder is something that might seem like a difficult task, something that’s pushed off to the side for a later date. However, with this book, it’s a task that doesn't look so daunting. You can explain epilepsy to your children in language that they understand.
I found this book very insightful. Although not having epilepsy myself, I think this book is a good way to explain to children about epilepsy. I, myself, learned quite a bit about the disorder from reading it. Being prepared and knowledgeable is the best way to help someone with epilepsy. This book helps children become prepared.
Stacey Chillemi is 32 years old, a mother of three, a wife and writer. Her journey and reason for being is defined each day by the happiness in her children’s eyes and the people with epilepsy she has helped through her writing.
By Jenna Martin, Senior Editor