Fall Reads

Fall Reads 

Last week we received an e-mail from Susan Rosser who is a WSCGA member from Tamarisk.  While the book is not directly related to golf, it is thought-provoking and a story that relates to every human being. We thought that we would share it with our larger WSCGA community and have it on our list of Fall reads (the official Fall book list will be released later this month–stay tuned!)

Read Susan’s e-mail below and don’t forget to go to your nearest Barnes and Noble or Amazon to buy this fantastic read:

Dear Friends,

As you know, I worked on this wide-ranging project about a possible cancer cluster in McCall, Idaho for almost nine years.  It was daunting at times, but completely worth the effort.  What you see above is the book cover of a dream for a mother and her son that has come to fruition.  The boy on that McCall beach is Trevor Smith Schaefer at eight years old.  Trevor was indeed the boy who had everything: beautiful parents, wealth, and a life-style painted on the largest canvas imaginable. Then at the age of 13, he was diagnosed with a virulent form of brain cancer.  It started a journey of painful treatment, recovery and personal growth.  With his mother, Charlie Smith, Trevor became an advocate for children with cancer, first in Idaho then throughout the USA. He also became a champion for the protection of small communities from environmental toxins that may be at the root of why there are so many emerging cancer clusters in our country. This true story to find out what caused young people to die in Trevor’s small town unfolds like a mystery novel. It is a fast-moving reference on how America’s small towns, and the children who live in them, are slipping through the cracks of environmental oversight and falling victim to a broken system. With Trevor and Charlie leading the charge from their village in the mountains of Idaho to the very seat of power in Washington, DC, that broken system finally has come under review in congress and has led to the creation of SB76, Trevor’s Law.  That bill is awaiting a vote in the US Senate.

We need your help in keeping this story in the news and our fight for our children’s well-being ongoing.  Children with cancer may not have a vote, but they certainly deserve a voice.  Please join ours today.  You can find out more about how to get The Boy on the Lake by going towww.boyonthelake.com or to amazon.combn.com or a Barnes and Noble near you.  You can visit our Facebook page as well at The Boy on the Lake.  I hope you will contact me if you have any questions about the story or what we learned in our many years of research about the city and state where you live.

All my best to you,


Have you read this book yet? What did you think? Share your thoughts below!


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