How One Woman Beat Cancer and Established her Career

Cancer survivor, small business owner, speaker, and author of "Tickles Tabitha's Cancer-tankerous Mommy," Amelia Frahm, will tell her story on WFLA-TV's syndicated lifestyle and entertainment show "Daytime."

Raleigh, NC - Wednesday, October 21, 2009-Amelia Frahm, the award-winning author of 'Tickles Tabitha's Cancer-tankerous Mommy," and creator of Crack Open A Book! cancer education programs will be in Tampa, Florida, October 26th, to film a segment for the syndicated lifestyle and entertainment program Daytime, on how she established a career while beating cancer.

"Somewhere along the way I quit thinking of cancer as my diagnosis and began thinking of it as my career," says Frahm.

She will share with "Daytime" viewers how the courage, motivation, and perseverance she used to battle cancer prepared her for the rejection, humiliation, and even bad-luck she experienced in order to establish her career as a successful author and publisher.

A career was the last thing on Frahm's mind when diagnosed with Breast Cancer 15 years ago. She was 34 years old, the mother of two toddlers, and all she wanted was to find a children's book to help explain what she was going through to her children.

Diagnosed during a time when talking to children about cancer was considered unconventional, Frahm's experience resulted in her originating the Nutcracker Publishing Company, and publishing "Tickles Tabitha's Cancer-tanerkous Mommy," a children's book about a family surviving the emotional and moody behavior of a mom battling cancer.

Her book was released in October 2001, and made national headlines when it debuted on the Rosie O Donnell talk show amidst an Anthrax scare that shut down O Donnell's New York City studios.

"Tickles Tabitha's Cancer-tankerous Mommy" is recognized across the country as recommended reading for families coping with cancer. Last year Frahm's company, Nutcracker Publishing, introduced a blonde pig-tailed Tickles Tabitha and launched the first cancer education school program, created by a cancer survivor, designed specifically for elementary aged children.

Frahm has appeared on radio and TV segments across the country, and is a member of the National Cancer Survivors Speakers Bureau. In August her story was recognized by the National StandUp2Cancer Foundation: This October, she and Tickles Tabitha were pictured on MSNBC Today First Person at:

Amelia Frahm may be contacted directly at or 919-924-2058. Or visit her Blog: www.

"Tickles Tabitha's Cancer-tankerous Mommy" (2001 Nutcracker Publishing) retails for $9.95 and may be purchased at, Amazon Books, or Borders Bookstores.

Information about Crack Open A Book! Cancer Education Programs featuring Tickles Tabitha may be found at Information about author presentations for corporations and other events may be found at: