Helping to Heal Empowers Parents of Children With Serious Illness

Book and eBook Provide Practical Information for Creating A Healing Environment at Home

helping to healPort Washington, New York - The Helping To Heal Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit, has announced the publication of a new edition of Helping to Heal, a book created for parents of children facing serious illness. The guidebook, written by Patti Wood, is designed to empower parents by suggesting positive steps in two important areas that parents are best qualified to address: diet and environment. The book focuses on helping these parents become active partners in their child's healing process.

"This is a time when a parent's instinct is to nurture and protect, but many parents have feelings of helplessness and frustration while doctors and other health care professionals manage their child's illness," says Patti Wood, a Visiting Scholar at Adelphi University on Long Island. "My goal with Helping to Heal is to give parents some ideas and tools that can help them truly make a difference."

"'Helping To Heal’ is a great resource, guide and companion for parents caring for children who are ill... a comprehensive guide for creating a safe environment that enhances the healing process," says Agnes Horvath, M. D. Pediatric Oncology at Southern California Permanente Medical Group. "Patti Wood gives her knowledge with love and compassion to the parents who have embarked on this difficult journey, showing them the way and giving them hope with a book that embraces all aspects of supportive care."

John Wargo, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Risk Analysis at Yale University describes

Helping To Heal as "a common sense guide that explains how to navigate among chemical dangers in food, water and consumer products that may be present in everyday environments. This is a terrific resource for parents, physicians, and others responsible for managing the recovery of our youngest and most vulnerable.”

This second edition of Helping To Heal, updated to include the most current information available, can be purchased in paperback at, and as an eBook as well as paperback at online retailers. Copies of the book may also be obtained at no cost to parents through hospitals, cancer treatment, support centers and other qualified health institutions. For complimentary review copies, or to arrange an interview with the author, please contact the number below.



Nancy Sirianni

The Helping to Heal Foundation

52 Main Street

Port Washington, NY 11050

516.883.2195/ 917.319.9244 (cell) / [email protected]