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ABOUT THE BOOK: When Alesia Shute was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 7, her life was redirected as was that of her entire family. She would go on to survive six major surgeries that had never been tested on a child, several minor surgeries and countless hours of pain and months of hospitalization. Alesia had to grow up quickly and adjust to being sickly and different from others. "Everything's Okay" is her story of survival that details not only her recovery, but also her struggles through school, boys, marriage, and pregnancy, with some hilarious tales of business to boot.
*100 percent of the profits of "Everything's Okay" will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia*
ABOUT ALESIA: Alesia Shute was born in Philadelphia from a hard working family, and grew up in the Northeast with a dad who worked two jobs and a mom who stayed home with the kids. Alesia dreamed of being a fashion model most of her life, but her height kept her from fully following through. She thought about being a nurse, with her natural compassion for people, but her untimely illness at the age of 7 and subsequent six major surgeries, multiple minor surgeries and long hospital stays made her rethink that career.
Alesia is the proud recipient of the “Good Neighbor Award” for her work on fundraising for a local playground, and she and her husband are active donators to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. ‘Pediatric Aids Research’ is their favorite cause and together they have used their nightclubs as foundations to help raise money to aid the research department and its leading scientist Dr. Steven Douglas in increasing the size of the labs and pursuing many breakthroughs over the past 30 years in Aids Research.
They have used their businesses to hold carnivals and auctions to help families with sick children to pay the bills. Alesia was the president of the Timmy’s Regatta Foundation for 10 years and She and Cliff still donate to Ronald McDonald House in Camden New Jersey, as well as to local charities that encourage neighborhood children to participate in sports.