One day, a beautiful little girl walks into a toy store. She’s sad because yesterday she was picked on. It’s difficult for others to see how lovely she is because she’s a bit different. She was born with a rare disease that makes her special. All she really wants in the world is a true friend.
This particular toy store is filled with special teddy bears that are made with old jeans instead of fur. They are all shades of blue—all except one. Among the many jean bears is a unique bear of many colors. It’s the rare jean bear, and it might be just what this singular little girl is looking for.
In The Rare Jean Bear, author and patient advocate for those with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia speaks directly to the emotional needs of children dealing with rare disease. This warm, understanding short story was written to help your little ones practice reading while being reminded that they are special and loved.