Stroudsburg, PA (PressExposure) August 03, 2014 -- The book tells the story of William's first big golf game with his Grandmother, who died of breast cancer when he was 4, through pictures and a cheerful dialog. At each stage of the story, the reader is given the opportunity to draw, paste or write a specific memory of a loved one into the book. The book contains colorful illustrations that will help children to become absorbed in the story and provide ideas for their own memories. The book also provides insight into William, his Grandmother and William's passion to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
William has a few ideas for his next book; these include further adventures with his Grandmother and also possibly a book to help children better understand the mental aspects of golf based on his experiences. The book is available worldwide via Amazon.
A local PGA golf professional, who met William and read his book, commented "Today I met a young man named William Mirams, he had me in tears within reading 3 pages of his book, we can only hope more children in this world are as kind and generous as this young man".
William is also working with his parents to start a charity "Doreen Mirams Charity" which will be the center piece of all of his efforts; this includes an annual charity golf tournament that he will be hosting, October 5th, at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. William has been spending almost every day of his summer, visiting local businesses looking for support and spreading the word about his tournament and his book.
The proceeds from the golf tournament and a portion from his book will go to the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center, in East Stroudsburg, PA. The donation will focus on patient care, quality of life and early detection/awareness, as these are areas the family feels most align with the memory of Doreen Mirams. William is working with Marynell Strunk from the Pocono Health Foundation and Dr. Michael J Greenberg the centers Medical Director, who are providing support and guidance.
The illustrations were created by Kelly Camillo, a local artist, who owns Poke-A-Nose Pottery with her husband, in Tannersville, PA.