The First Self-Publishing Success Story of ’09?

Last month, Good Morning America aired a segment about the family of Elena Desserich, who died of an inoperable brain cancer in August 2007 at the age of six. In her final months, as she fulfilled all sorts of wishes (from swimming with dolphins to getting a painting in a museum), Elena left little notes for her parents and younger sister hidden all over their house. Her parents decided to take those notes, and the story of Elena’s life, and publish a book, Notes Left Behind, both as a tribute to their daughter and as a fundraiser for The Cure Starts Now, the foundation they created to support research on pediatric brain cancer.

Full piece here.