A local woman is honouring her son's memory in a unique way.
In 2016, Kim Wiebe's son Mac passed away from a rare form of brain cancer. Wiebe explains she wanted to create a keepsake for her son's friends and family, featuring stories from his life, and came up with the idea to write a series of children's storybooks. The first book is called Jeter's Pants and features the on-ice hilarity of a hockey team experiencing some wardrobe issues.
Wiebe says, so far, the response to the book has been fantastic, noting she's had to place a second order as 400 copies have already sold. She notes she's also taking this opportunity to give back to Central Plains Cancer Services, as a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the book will go to the organization.
"We've had do deal with CPCS with our own son, with Mac, and many, many people in our community have had to worked closely with CPCS," says Wiebe. "We felt that it would be a really nice way to give back in appreciation."
Copies of the book will be available through the CPCS office, which is currently closed due to COVID-19. Those interested in obtaining a copy can email firstname.lastname@example.org.