Signing and Distributing “The Worry-Free Bear”

Third grader at Greensview Elementary School Tess Short signs her book "The Worry-Free Bear" alongside her brother, sophomore Sam Short. Sam Short, who was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor called ependymoma at 12-years-old, was the inspiration for his sister's book, which is about a young girl diagnosed with cancer. The Short family poses for a photo at "The Worry-Free Bear" book signing.Sophomore Sam Short pets a puppy while surrounded by friends and family at the book signing for "The Worry-Free Bear.," written by his sister, fifth-grader Tess Short.Third Grader and author of "The Worry-Free Bear" poses with her book and a stuffed bear at "The Worry-Free Bear" book signing.The Short Family put up letters reading "Worry Free Bear is Here" on their front lawn where the book signing was held.A copy of "The Worry-Free Bear" and a plush bear were put on display at the book signing.


On Oct. 10, the Short family held a book signing on their front lawn for “The Worry-Free Bear,” a book written by fifth-grader Tess Short about a young girl diagnosed with cancer. Tess Short’s family, friends and neighbors attended the event. Her older brother Sam Short who was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor called spinal ependymoma at 12-years-old and who the book is based on, also signed books at the event.

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