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Benito at Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Benito is now in Corpus Christi, TX at Driscoll Children’s Hospital!
Thanks to the medical team at Driscoll’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center  for placing an order of books, and for being willing to send us a photo of two of their team members holding Benito’s book.


Families and patients dealing with a diagnosis of pediatric cancer or a blood disorder can rely on Driscoll Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center for the most advanced treatments available for infants, children and adolescents. The compassionate physicians and staff are skilled with providing emotional and psychological support for patients and families. Patients receive treatment in a child-friendly and entertaining atmosphere. Hugs, play areas and friends made at summer camps help children through their diagnosis and treatment.

Please join us in supporting Driscoll Children’s Hospital by liking their Facebook page  and by learning more about them at their website.

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Barack Obama proclaims September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


Barack Obama has just proclaimed September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. His proclamation reads “… I do hereby proclaim September 2015 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and other groups to join in activities that will increase awareness and prevention of childhood cancer.”

To join this effort, we are offering 25% off in all orders placed during September, by entering the code SEP25
Please help us spread the word and consider donating books to your local hospital!


You can read the President’s full statement at the White House website, and you can visit our store at

Benito, You Can Do It!

benito_logoWritten and illustrated by Alan Quinonez,”Benito, You Can Do It!” is a bilingual book for kids with cancer  that is helping families find strength and hope when one of their little ones is diagnosed with the disease.
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Benito at the 33rd Annual Child Life Conference

Benito was in  Cincinnati, Ohio at the 33rd Annual Child Life Conference!
Thanks to my friend Christina Wallerstein from Playopolis Toys for so kindly taking Benito with her, placing  the book front and center on her booth and for making postcards about the book available to all participants.

Benito's book at Playopolis' booth

Benito’s book at Playopolis’ booth

Benito’s book is now available at Kindle and iTunes Stores!

Benito’s book is now available at the Amazon Kindle and Apple iTunes ebook stores for $7.99.
Can you kindly download a copy for your favorite platform and help us rate and review it?


Kindle & iTunes downloads, ratings and reviews make a big difference, and we’ll be the most grateful if you can help us with one of these. Visit Benito’s Store to get started.


March is National Child Life Month

March is National Child Life Month and our campaign for CHLA goes on:
About 300 kids will come to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) for cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2015.
With your help, Benito’s book will give comfort and hope to these children. Join us at so that each kid receives a copy to keep!


Benito at the 2014 Latino Cancer Summit

From July 20 – July 22nd my dear friend Ana Contreras and I attended the 2014 Biennial National Latino Cancer Summit.

Organized by Latinas Contra Cancer,  this event provides opportunities for sharing and learning how to improve the education of our Community about cancer prevention, intervention and support.

We had the opportunity to meet and network with organizations which work and research  are making a difference in the lives of many:

Our gratitude to the everyone who stopped by our table and is helping us spread the word about our books, with special thanks to Ysabel Duron and her team, for inviting us to be part of this fabulous event.

Meeting Pascal Campion

This past Sunday, along with my good friend Rommel Ruiz, I had the chance to meet one of my all-around illustration heroes: Pascal Campion.

Meeting Pascal Campion

Pascal is a French-American illustrator and animator living in the SF Bay Area. The way that he is able to capture and communicate intimate moments about childhood, relationships and the beauty in every day life is a true source of inspiration for me. Simply take a look at some of his pieces below, so you can see what I mean!

From June 27th and until Aug 3rd, 2014 you can see his first exhibit in L.A. “3000 Moments” at the Center Stage Gallery in Burbank, CA.

You can see more of Pascal’s beautiful work and signup to receive a daily sketch from him at

Mother’s Day Walk 2014

This past Sunday May 11th, we got together at the 10th Annual Mother’s Day Walk Against Cancer in San Jose, CA. Walking from City Hall towards the Mexican Heritage Plaza, we were chanting and enjoying each the  company of children who are cancer survivors.

Once at the Plaza, we all enjoyed a healthy breakfast, music, raffles and a moment of reflection for those who have passed, those who are going through,  and those who have survived the disease.

Many thanks to the many volunteers and Chief Larry Esquivel  and his team from the San Jose Police Department for helping us make this such a memorable and successful event.

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