Amy Caruso was a junior in the nursing program at Boston College and seemed to have everything going for her: she was bright, athletic, had many wonderful friends, career plans, good health insurance and a loving family. But in November 2009, she admitted she was addicted to heroin and voluntarily entered treatment. Five weeks later, she died from overdosing at the treatment facility the day after Christmas, weeks shy of her 21st birthday.
About the Author: Melissa Weiksnar, Amy's mom, wrote Loving Aunt Amy so the next generation of family and friends has a way to learn about her story. Melissa has published two other books about Amy, It's Not Gunna Be an Addiction: The Adolescent Journals of Amelia F. W. Caruso (1989 - 2009) in 2014, and Heroin's Puppet -Amy (and her disease) in 2012 -- both of these titles are available for online order in our shop.
About the Illustrator: Ahna Soucy illustrated Loving Aunt Amy to help capture Amy’s spirit and struggles and to help her memory live on through art. Ahna is a Boston-based craft maker and painter.This is her first children’s book. More of her work can be found at ahnasoucy.com.
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