Soul food

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - The Cancer Christ­mas, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cana­dian Acts of Kind­ness: 101 Stories of Car­ing and Com­pas­sion.

“The first Christ­mas af­ter my fa­ther was di­ag­nosed with brain cancer, I re­al­ized ev­ery­thing had changed.”

So be­gins an es­say by North Lan­caster physi­cian and pro­lific au­thor Melissa Yuan-Innes, one of 101 writ­ers fea­tured in

An emergency room physi­cian, Dr. Yuan-Innes dedicates the es­say to her fa­ther, James Yuan.

The book “cel­e­brates how small ges­tures can make a big dif­fer­ence in some­one’s day, even some­one’s life,” says Fabi­ana Melén­dez, pub­li­cist with Zilker Me­dia. Visit chick­en­soup.com to or­der copies. “This col­lec­tion of 101 up­lift­ing, true stories, writ­ten by Cana­di­ans and for Cana­di­ans, will help you see the beauty in the small, mean­ing­ful ges­tures Cana­di­ans share with one another. From ran­dom acts of kind­ness to do­ing what’s right, this book shows how the pos­i­tive at­ti­tudes and the good deeds of Cana­di­ans can not only change their coun­try, but the world.”

Roy­al­ties from the book will go to United Way Cen­traide Canada.

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