"About the Book ""The Boy on the Lake"" is the inspirational story of how one teenager faced down two bullies: brain cancer and an emotionally abusive father. Born into a family of professional baseball and big macs, his courageous journey leads him from a small town in the mountains of Idaho to the biggest stage of all: the United States Congress where a bill he helped create awaits passage. It is called Trevor's Law. With his mother, he bes an activist to alert those in government about the epidemic of childhood cancers and cancer clusters that are plaguing every region of our country and how to stop them. Book Synopsis Trevor Smith Schaefer was the boy who had everything. Then the piercing headaches came and up-ended his world. A brain cancer diagnosis just after his thirteenth birthday marked the start of a journey of recovery and personal growth. With his mother, Trevor became an advocate for children with cancer and a champion for the protection of small communities from environmental contamination leading to disease clusters. This true story is a must-read for anyone who has faced seemingly insurmountable personal challenges in a world that has stopped listening. Through Trevor's own trek to recovery and triumph, we learn that embracing one's physical and emotional pain, and facing up to one's mistakes, can often be the first step toward progress. ""The Boy on the Lake"" is an easy-to-read reference on how America's small towns, and the children who live in them, are slipping through the cracks of environmental overreach and falling victim to a broken system, one that has come under review in Washington and has led to the creation of United States Senate Bill S.76, Trevor's Law. Susan Rosser is the co-author of two national and international bestsellers, ""Just Desserts"" and ""A Matter of Betrayal"". She is a former press deputy for two Los Angeles County Supervisors. She also was an educator and free-lance magazine writer. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a BA in English and a MA in English Literature. She resides with her husband in Rancho Mirage, California. About the Author Susan Rosser has written two novels based on true events, and she brings her enthusiasm for research and writing about importance issues to this biographical project, as well. Her previous published works are: Just Desserts: The Novel with the Diet Inside and A Matter of Betrayal, both national bestsellers. She has appeared on local television shows and radio programs to discuss her novels and has given talks to book clubs, including the Brandeis Book Club. She graduated with a BA in English Literature from UCLA where she was Phi Beta Kappa and President of the English Honors Society. Charlie and Trevor lived the story the author tells.They have appeared on local TV and radio broadcasts numerous time, been written up in The Idaho Statesman Newspaper and also were interviewed for the Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC."
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