To Emily Yeskoo and her family.

Emily Yeskoo has a rare neurodegenerative disease that is terminal. At the age of 10 she was given three years to live. She is now 19, thanks to her fighting spirit and the loving support of her family: her mom Lindsey, dad Paul, brother Chris and sister Madeleine.

Emily is the inspiration for Toronto's first pediatric palliative care hospice called Emily's House. It will provide 24-hour care to terminally ill children so they don't have to face spending the rest of their lives in a hospital ward. It will be a place where they can learn, play, develop and grow . . . to be just kids, in a comfortable, child-friendly setting, with personalized family-centred programs.

It will also offer a welcome break to parents faced with the ultimate stress each and every day.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Emily's House.

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