Making It Mine: Stories of Teens Who Found Themselves In Their Parents' Cancer is authored by MSW Alumna Brie Bernhardt in partnership with the families of the Saint Agnes Cancer Institute.
Making It Mine is a combination of stories, interviews, quotes, poems, and pages for reflection that allow the reader to process their own journey as they hear honest accounts from other teens who have been there. The book features a look back from adults who were teens at the time their parent had cancer, offering unique insight about the ways their parent's cancer experience impacted them later in life. Also featured is the story from the author, Brie Bernhardt, who writes with firsthand experience about her own dealings with not one, but two parents diagnosed with cancer during her teenaged years. Through this interactive book, Making It Mine provides a place for teens that is completely their own, allowing them to define their experience with purpose and meaning. Proceeds from Making It Mine will be used to fund support programming for patients and families of the Saint Agnes Cancer Institute located in Baltimore, MD.