About The Author

Originally from Rhode Island, Lynn Ducoff Belkin graduated with a degree in Business from The George Washington University. After a year of service with Americorp, she earned an MBA from Johnson and Wales University. She then followed her true passion and earned her MS in Child Life from Bank Street School of Education in New York.

Lynn Belkin now resides in Brookline, MA with her husband, Matt, and Norman, their Miniature Goldendoodle. Lynn is a child life specialist at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). Her specific role is coordinator of PawPrints, a dog visitation program. "It is a true honor to work at BCH, combining my education and professional experiences in order to manage, plan and facilitate such a special support service for patients and families."

She wrote this book in order to share her experiences with others.



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Contact Lynn

Phone: 401-439-0739
Fax: 617-487-8395
Email: Lynn@mrsbbooks.com


"I met Lynn when she was six years old. I was one of the doctors who looked after her.

I have known her ever since, liking her more, admiring her more whenever we talk or meet. Her story is a lovely one. It is hard to need specialized care as a child as she did - but she allowed the experience to enhance her innate qualities. She took over her own situation and was not controlled by what took place. She shares her thoughts and feelings so that other children and other families are less lonely-a true gift.

Her own experiences lead her to choose a career working with children and their families, giving freely of her time to other 'survivors', this is the splendid young woman that Lynn has become. Living proof that life is always fun if we allow it to be.

I have learned from Lynn too. She has helped me do my work the better for her insights and humor..." Dr. Rita Linggood, MD - Radiation Oncologist