Ursula and Her Ulcerative Colitis

Kids, You Can Call it UC

by Michaela Morrisey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/11/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 58
ISBN : 9781543438796
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 58
ISBN : 9781543438802
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 58
ISBN : 9781543438789

About the Book

Ursula, like any other nine-year-old, has an occasional tummy ache. Ursula’s tummy aches, however, become more serious and she needs to find out what is causing her pain. This story follows Ursula through her journey with a new diagnosis. This book was written to help others understand and combat ulcerative colitis. It is written in a way that is easy for children to understand yet addresses the issues in an empathetic, compassionate, and gentle way. Illnesses can be scary. This book helps to take the fear away and helps to understand the illness, what it involves, and what to expect during the journey.

About the Author

This is Michaela’s first book. Michaela was born in southern California in 1994 and moved to Seattle, Washington in 1995, where she lives today. She wrote this book during her junior year at Central Washington University. Michaela is studying Child Life and Family Studies and will graduate in June 2018. Michaela’s compassion for those with diseases, disabilities, and special needs have guided her to this course of study. A class assignment to educate others on a disease “of choice” lead Michaela to write this children’s book. A childhood friend who suffers from ulcerative colitis was the motivation for the subject of this book. Michaela has received awards for her volunteer work and has clocked in more than 2,000 hours, working with children, teens, and adults with disabilities, illnesses, and special needs. Her desire is to help others and pursue a Family Life profession. Upon graduation, she plans to work in a hospital setting, advocating for children fighting a disease their families.