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Sanibel author donates books to youth hospitals

By Staff | Apr 29, 2020

As a thank you to hospitals and staff for the care and comfort they provide to the littlest patients, Joe Fisher Books is donating up to 440 copies of its award-winning picture book, “Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine,” to the 220 nationwide member hospitals with the Children’s Hospital Association.

It recently provided copies to the 150 members of the Association of Child Life Professionals.

“We hope these efforts will make these unprecedented times a little easier for readers, parents, patients and medical personnel,” author and owner Joe Fisher said. “We recognize the vital importance of these professionals offering comfort and emotional stability for hospitalized children. We hope our book will help them mitigate the fear and pain often associated with their medical treatment.”

Fisher holds a doctorate in sociology and a Master of Public Health degree. After careers in market research and public health policy consulting, he writes full time from his home base on Sanibel.