LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – 42 years ago on Friday, the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted its first wish to a baby boy battling leukemia. He wanted to be a policeman for a day.
Nearly 19,000 wishes later, an 11-year-old girl from Franklin County suffering from brain cancer has her dream of being a children’s book author fulfilled.
Outside Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, the weather was gloomy on Friday afternoon. But sometimes, even on cloudy days, there is sunshine.
They held a book signing event in front of students at Lexington Christian Academy, where 11-year-old children’s book author Gwyn Morgan unveiled her first work.
“Drippy the tale of the sad rain cloud,” Gwyn said. “One day, a small rain cloud floated in the sky.”
The story follows a cloud named Drippy, because no one wanted her.
“But the kids sang ‘rain, rain goes away’,” Gwyn said.
This young author found a message in her writing.
“Sadness is a healthy emotion to have,” Gwyn said.
Gwyn has been battling her own rainstorm for two years.
“Gwyn, we found out about a year and a half ago, has a brain tumor and we didn’t know it was there,” Gwyn’s mother Heather Morgan said.
Despite the dark clouds above her, Gwyn was determined to be an author.
“Writing a book is harder than it looks,” Gwyn said.
Gwyn’s story of perseverance is told through the cloud in the book.
“I feel proud and grateful and tired right now,” Gwyn said.
Like Drippy, this young woman chooses to search for the silver lining of each cloud.
She will have a red carpet event for her official book signing on Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at Poor Richards books in Frankfurt.
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