13 DIAMONDS – “Life Before Death From A Child’s Perspective”
By Manon Rinsma

There are everlasting loves that continue to exist after death do us part. I lost my always-loving mother when I was 12 years old to brain cancer. A battle we could not win. This is my voice, my story from a child’s perspective.

13 DIAMONDS – Life Before Death From A Child’s Perspective is a story about family, it is about hope and all beautiful life has to offer, until the inevitable strikes and a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball made itself at home intruding in the happy lives of a loving family. 13 DIAMONDS portrays the feelings and views of a young girl who witnessed her mother, the brightest most beautiful woman she knew, slowly die – taken by this horrific form of cancer. It is about strength, life, death, beauty, grief, and most importantly, it is a story about love.

“Manon Rinsma (25) is a well-traveled adventurous millennial with a lot of invisible baggage who refused to become a victim of her circumstances being a half-orphan. She’s been trying to help people understand the experience of losing a parent from a 12-year old perspective by writing her first book that can open eyes of protective parents who don’t want to face reality protecting their kids and themselves, while they are missing out on valuable time.”