Chemo Girl is the fictional tale of a superhero created by Christina Richmond, who was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of muscle cancer, when she was in the seventh grade. She was only 12 years old. During her many hospitalizations, she developed the concept of Chemo Girl to help her cope with the chemotherapy treatments. She wrote Chemo Girl, not only to help herself, but to help other children in similar situations. She saw Chemo Girl as an educational tool for children and adults, both healthy and ill. The idea was to teach a positive, non-threatening side of chemotherapy and to realize there’s always hope.
“On a bright spring day, Chemo Girl was playing catch with her dog Brouvi.”