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Boy who sold lemonade to help other kids with cancer pens book

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Shiro Eishima, a sixth-grader living in Yokohama, was diagnosed with cancer when he was 3. He endured a 15-hour major operation to remove a brain tumor.

“When I had the surgery, I was disappointed because I couldn't see the annular eclipse of the sun I had looked forward to seeing,” he recalled.

Shiro, now 12, left the hospital at the age of 5. He spoke crisply and clearly about his childhood experiences while searching his memory.

A bit to my surprise, he said he had some pleasant memories about his prolonged hospital stay. He fondly remembers how he ran around in the hospital with his fellow child inpatients who, like him, were........

© The Asahi Shimbun