Looking at the Stars

How an incurable illness taught one boy everything
Lewis Hine
16-year-old Lewis Hine has become a global phenomenon. Diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was just 17 months old, Lewis wasn't expected to survive. But he managed to prove everyone wrong, and is now not just surviving, but thriving. In one Facebook post, on his 16th birthday, Lewis invited everyone to see how he faces head on the challenges in his life resulting from his ongoing illnesses, and went viral. 30 million views later, with the world cheering him on, Lewis is spearheading a campaign, Friend Finder, to make sure no one ever faces childhood illness alone.

In this memoir, Lewis will reach out to all children who may feel isolated in their lives. After 13 brain surgeries and ongoing health problems, life for Lewis is a daily challenge. But he hopes to honestly share how he finds the strength to get through it, and lead a fun and fulfilling life against all the odds. Only a fraction of his story has been told so far - and from the sheer physical challenges to the almost unbelievable bullying he has endured, his story is an incredible one. His inspirational message will move, lift and astonish children and adults around the world, and he hopes to change everyone's view about the lives disabled and ill people can lead.

Lewis wants to spread a message about how it's good to be different and he hopes his incredible story will inspire anyone who reads it.

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9781911600770 (05 Apr 2018)
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Lewis Hine is a social media phenomenon, racking up millions of views as he bravely invites the world to see life through his eyes. He is a 16-year-old disability campaigner, and in 2016 won the BBC Radio 1 'Teen Hero of the Year' award. He also gave a talk to 10,000 enraptured children at Wembley Stadium, and is currently working on a CBBC documentary about his organization, Friend Finder, which brings potentially isolated disabled and ill children together - for release in October 2017.