PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An Elkins Park mom has written a book that has sparked a movement to help children understand what’s happening when their parents are going through crises.

Kerry Conner is the author of “My Mommy has Breast Cancer, but She is OK,” a book she wrote while she was undergoing her own battle with the disease:

“I could see that my daughter, even though she was only two, she was noticing what I was going through. She didn’t understand but she did know that Mommy was going through something and there was nothing out there really that would allow me to explain this process to her.”

The book has sparked the Maddie Movement, based on the book’s young heroine Madison, who follows her mother’s progress from diagnosis to recovery.

The movement is a basic education program for kids two through ten designed to give them the tools of basic understanding about breast cancer.

There are a number of events around the city this month.

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Listen to extended interview:

Maddie Movment

Reported By Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio

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