Video interview: Loretta Garbutt, Jessica Spring and Cindy Anthony discuss IT’S IN ME TO WIN, a new book supporting children with bone-marrow diseases.

AAMAC is excited to launch the children’s book written by author, Loretta Garbutt and illustrator, Jessica Spring this Saturday at the Sick Kids Virtual Marrow Failure & Myelodysplasia (MFM) Patient and Family Conference. Loretta will do a live reading of the book at 12:05PM ET.

IT’S IN ME TO WIN was written for children diagnosed with  Aplastic Anemia, to help them better understand the bone marrow procedure they’ll experience. The book will be available free of charge from our office.  To order a copy please click here.  Alternatively, please email  Anyone wishing to make a donation to AAMAC please visit our donation page.

Loretta Garbutt is a children’s author and voice performer. Her picture book, A STOPWATCH FROM GRAMPA, published by Kids Can Press, April 2020, was given a starred review from Kirkus and the School Library Journal. Her next picture book release, AND J.J. SLEPT is set for spring, 2022. Loretta developed a passion for children’s books while working at a local bookstore in Toronto. Here she was a storyteller, bookseller and reviewer and in this magical world she was thrilled to be putting books into the hands of tomorrow’s big readers.

This is Jessica Spring‘s first full book! She has worked for many years as a corporate graphic designer, textile designer and illustrator and enjoys working on a wide range of creative projects, bringing ideas to life––especially for children.