“Starlette: A Brave Little Girl Born with EA/TEF”
Thank you again for your support in promoting the book on your website.
I attached the cover and back of the book.
and here is a small text to introduce and talk about how the book came together.
I’m thrilled to announce that my children’s book, “Starlette: A Brave Little Girl Born with EA/TEF,” is now published and available on Amazon.com and all other marketplaces worldwide, including .ca, .uk, .fr, and more.
This book holds a special place in my heart, and I’d like to share the journey that brought it to life.
I wrote “Starlette: A Brave Little Girl Born with EA/TEF” with a heartfelt mission in mind. During my Ph.D. journey in molecular biology at Sainte-Justine Children’s Hospital in Montreal, my research was dedicated to unraveling the intricate molecular mechanisms behind EA/TEF. My work led to published findings in scientific journals, and I met numerous EA/TEF families during my research, giving me a deeper understanding of the condition’s impact on these children.
As I sat with these young warriors and explained their condition in simple terms, I witnessed the immense strength they found in knowledge. This inspired me to create a children’s book on EA/TEF, as I believed it could be a valuable resource for these children, their families, friends, and peers.
The support I received was overwhelming, and though we didn’t quite reach our fundraising target, I poured my own savings into this project because it holds a special place in my heart.
This book represents a culmination of hard work, dedication, and a deep commitment to a noble cause. My dream is for “Starlette” to find its way into waiting rooms in clinics and hospitals worldwide, translated into multiple languages, so it can reach and inspire children from all walks of life.
Part of the book’s proceeds will be donated to EA/TEF research, furthering our understanding and the potential for solutions for this condition.
I want to thank each and every one of you who has supported this project. “Starlette” is now available on Amazon, and your purchase and feedback mean the world to me. I genuinely care about this cause and am deeply moved by your continued support.
Please consider leaving a review after reading the book. Your reviews will not only help others discover “Starlette” but also validate the importance of this work in raising awareness and providing strength through knowledge. Together, we can make a meaningful difference.
With heartfelt gratitude, Dr. Suleen Raad
Steve Wyles, owner of this website, saw this post below in a Ea-Tef Support group, as seen below, and offered to help promote this book here on his website Free.
From Facebook post
During my Ph.D. in molecular biology at Sainte-Justine Children’s Hospital in Montreal Canada, I conducted research focused on identifying the molecular mechanisms that lead to EA/TEF. Using stem cells from EA/TEF patients and various molecular biology techniques, I published my findings in scientific journals (you can find my publications on PubMed).
Generation of three induced pluripotent stem cells lines from patients with esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula type C
Esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) is the most common congenital anomaly of the upper gastrointestinal tract affecting 1 in 3,000 which could stem from a developmental anomaly of the foregut. The cause is not fully understood. We generated three iPSC cell lines using peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from EA/TEF type C patients. Pluripotency and trilineage differentiation capacity of these three iPSC cell lines were confirmed by gene and protein expression profiles and the differentiation ability into the three germ layers. The generated disease-specific cell lines could serve as a tool to investigate the mechanisms of EA/TEF and acquired associated diseases.
Dr. Suleen Raad