My Life Beyond Leukemia

by Guillaume Federighi AKA Hey Gee

My Life Beyond Leukemia

by Guillaume Federighi AKA Hey Gee


A Mayo Clinic patient story

By Hey Gee • As told by Rae Burremo • Edited by Mira A. Kohorst, M.D. • Illustrated by Hey Gee

  • Featuring beautifully illustrated pages, this graphic novel shares the inspiring story of Rae Burremo’s experience with leukemia.
  • Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers.
  • The My Life Beyond graphic novel book series tells the true stories of Mayo Clinic patients.



Proceeds are invested into furthering medical research and education at Mayo Clinic.

The facts

4.8 per 100,000

is the rate of new cases of childhood leukemia per year.


After going through treatment for leukemia, Amy is used to visiting the hospital. As she falls asleep for another medical test, she suddenly finds herself on an adventure. With the help of a shrinking potion, other magic tools and some friends, she’s on a mission to help other kids face leukemia and its treatment.

What is it really like to have this childhood cancer? Find out how Amy beats leukemia and discovers life beyond her illness.

Leukemia is estimated to affect 1 in every 1,000 children, but the voices and experiences of these children are rarely heard amid the complexity of modern medicine.

My Life Beyond Leukemia: A Mayo Clinic patient story is part of the My Life Beyond graphic novel series. Created through collaboration among pediatric patients, their doctors, and children’s author and illustrator Hey Gee, each book in the series dives into the mind and imagination of a child patient at Mayo Clinic to explain how children experience illness, challenges, and recovery.

Softcover • 7.68 x 10.63 inches • 36 pages • Mayo Clinic Press Kids • 2021 • ISBN 9781893005785

About the Author

About the author

Guillaume Federighi AKA Hey Gee

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