“The Boy Who Lives on the Moon” is a new children’s book just released in memory of a very special little boy Ian Cusack who lost his fight for life in August 2012, four years after receiving a devastating brain injury as a result of being knocked down.
The author Fiona O Carroll tells me, “During this time Ian was very ill but never let his pain or suffering stop him trying to get better, his only method of communication was a smile, a laugh and a high five. The reason I wrote the book was twofold, firstly and most importantly was to celebrate his bravery and to allow him to become the Superhero he always wanted to be, secondly was because Ian loved to have somebody read to him and during all my time visiting Ian and helping to care for him I noticed that there were not any books available to help children who were ill. We used to call Ian, IAN BEAN so what better name to give a new Superhero who was chosen by the Man in the Moon to help make sick children better all over the World. The idea of the Moon as Ian’s new home came from his wonderful Mother Oorla who always brought a smile to his face when she used to say “I love you to the Moon and Back”. The title and content of the book also helps us to believe that Ian is still with us but living another life in his new home, The Moon. The book is special because it will help Ian’s friends to believe that just because somebody passes away, they are not gone forever.”
All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Ian’s Trust (www.IansTrust.com), the charity that was set up by Ian’s parents Oorla and John to provide essential funding and support to families who have children with Acquired Brain Injury.
The book will be on sale at Paper View, Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick and other various shops throughout Limerick. Check out Ian’s Trust page on Facebook for further news or contact Oorla Cusack, [email protected] or Fiona O’Carroll, [email protected]
Read about the Kilkee Fundraiser for Ian’s Trust.