Welcome to the twisted little mind of Amanda Winn Lee. Come take a stroll through her consciousness as she navigates the arduous- and sometimes surprisingly hilarious- journey of her family’s battles with cancer. Acquaint yourself with her goofy preexisting mental condition leading up to her stint as the terrified mother of a seriously ill infant. Once the madness begins, her acerbic wit and bizarre brand of humor carry her through some of every parent’s worst nightmares. See how she handles the insanity that science — or nature, or whatever — throws her way. Whether she’s starting a betting pool with the nurses on when her son will lose his hair, or silently willing him to just keep breathing, Winn Lee shows us the journey through her eyes in a way that is both riveting and ridiculous. Her account is a raw and unflinchingly honest look at life in the hospital for the parent of a sick child.
(Don’t worry- the kid lives.)
Also, check out Amanda Winn Lee’s story “Something Special” in the Summer Issue (Issue 5) of the Sky Island Journal (www.skyislandjournal.com).