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Children’s Author Donates Proceeds to CiC

Furry and Fabulous – The Life and Times of Taylor Swift’s Cats, is the third book by Long Island teen author Taylor Sinett. Inspired by the battle her late “Nana Judi” fought against lymphoma, Taylor is donating all proceeds from the sale of this book to the CiC Foundation. Her hope is to raise enough money to purchase a Lion’s Den Room. (www.TaylorSinett.com).

The book follows the exploits of cats named Doctor Meredith Grey and Detective Olivia Benson. They travel the world, attend major events and have LOTS of celebrity friends. They think they are the superstars, but their “assistant,” Taylor is actually the famous one! They learn a lesson in cherishing love and friendship.

In 2013, Long Island student, Taylor Sinett drew a small picture of a weasel at camp. She was inspired to turn her adorable animal into a children's book character and decided that her furry little protagonist could carry a big message. Inspired by her cousin Casey's determination throughout a painful fight with ulcerative colitis, Sinett deftly created a storybook narrative about perseverance. 

Taylor shared her book, A Weasel on an Easel, with many different students and was able to raise over $16,000 for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Her second book, Jack on a Plaque, continued with her mission to empower children; Taylor's lovable Yak, Jack, born with a short hoof, faces all the trials and tribulations of competing with a disadvantage and yet never loses his optimism.  Taylor's sales of Jack on a Plaque totaled more than $10,000, which she donated to the Cohen’s Children’s Hospital to purchase two vein finders that makes injections less painful. 

Taylor continues to share her uplifting tales with students and hospital patients. She has received numerous awards and grants to continue to inspire kids to be charitable and creative. She is currently a junior at Schreiber High School in Port Washington, Long Island.



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