New children’s book raises awareness for Parkinson’s disease

Sasha Au Yong with a copy of her children's book about Parkinson's disease
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Sasha Au Yong, a recent graduate of Pickering College in Newmarket, Ontario, has just published her first book, Something’s Different About Grandpa.

Sasha wrote and illustrated this children’s storybook for her winning Global Leadership Program Capstone Action Project in support of Parkinson Canada. The book is suitable for all ages and is a great way for adults to teach young children about Parkinson’s disease.

Sasha’s book is the culmination of a long process: she began work on this action project as part of the Global Leadership Program at the beginning of Grade 11 with an in-depth research paper on Parkinson’s Disease. In Grade 12, Sasha and her classmates were tasked with taking action on their chosen issue. After considering the best way to spread awareness about Parkinson’s Disease, Sasha decided to write and illustrate her own book. On , Pickering College hosted a virtual pitch competition, the culminating activity for the school’s Grade 12 students.

Sasha’s book is available as a free PDF on our website, and you can support her project by making a donation directly to her campaign.

The hard-copy version is also available for delivery in Canada and internationally. Please consider buying a copy to support the cause. The price is $12 plus shipping and all proceeds go to Parkinson Canada. Order your copy of Something’s Different About Grandpa or download a free electronic copy.

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