A BOOK about a boy’s battle with cancer will receive its official launch this week.
The Amazing Cancer Kid tells the story of Connah Broom, 11, from Gronant in Flintshire, who has spent the past seven years fighting neuroblastoma.
At one point, Connah was suffering with 11 tumours around his body but battled back strongly and now has one small tumour remaining.
He started as a Prestatyn High School pupil in September.
On Thursday, Connah will be signing copies of the book at the school library from 10am until 11.30am and the youngster is excited for the launch, according to his grandfather Jim Broom.
He said: “We approached the school about a launch and it was suggested that we use the school library.
“Connah’s very excited. He keeps telling us that people are coming from all over to get a copy of the book.
“At the moment he’s doing really well.
“He’s looking forward to his birthday in November.
“We’re hopeful of a good turn out. We’ve put posters up, advertised on Facebook and on Connah’s website.”
Jim also believes that Connah’s book can go on to help others.
“We’re very excited and happy that everyone is getting behind us and being so accomodating.
“We think this book will help other families, not just those with neuroblastoma, but all cancers.”
The event will be opened by the deputy mayor of Prestatyn, Cllr Bob Murray, and Prestatyn High headmaster Phil Pierce.
Connah’s story was written with the help of author Jonathan Chamberlain over a 12-month period.
Many emails, calls and visits helped make up the tale of the the youngster’s extraordinary ordeal.
Jonathan said: “Connah’s story came up very quickly to me and the family were very positive in putting the story in to book form, especially for younger readers.
“It’s pretty hard stuff but people need to know this.
“We got on very well and I would really like this book to be successful.
“I think Connah is a super kid. He’s been through such a lot.”