Indy's Dairy - an inspiring children's book on resilience
Indy’s Diary journals the first six years of an undeterred young girl, India “Indy” Rose Eaton who has endured many surgeries to correct her leg bone which was affected by a genetic disorder - Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1).
First published by EtonHouse Community Fund (ECF) in 2021 as an e-book, it was later printed as a physical book and has since been featured in The Straits Times here.
Says author Josephyne Ho who worked with Indy to create this book, "I wanted to lend Indy a voice to tell her story to the world about her diagnosis, her life experiences and her struggles. Most importantly, I wanted to show the world how brave and resilient Indy is in embracing life as she knows it. To me, Indy is the true epitome of the proverbial phrase - If life gives you lemons, you make lemonade."
Over the years, ECF has published several children’s books to help children understand and reflect on complex issues. One of these books includes Tourette Syndrome and Me, a book with Zachary Pattinson, a boy who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. The book was written to help him reconcile with his condition (tics) and his emotional struggles in coping with the (perceived) reactions of his current and future friends.