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Erika and Erik TherWanger

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Authors:  Erika and Erik Therwanger

Illustrator:  Brandyn Therwanger


The Story Behind the Adventures

Erika, Brandyn, and Erik Therwanger are family members who have taken their challenging life experiences and created adventures that empower children. Erika’s mother endured four battles with cancer and cardiac arrest. Gina’s first diagnosis was just ten months after they married. During this difficult time, Gina was also informed that she would never be able to have children. But Erika, a miracle child, defied those odds and was born in 2006! While Gina was pregnant with Erika, Erik would often refer to Gina as "Pickles" because she loved eating them so much. When Erik spoke to Gina’s belly, he said, “Hey, Little Pickles,” and Erika’s nickname was born! Facing their obstacles and overcoming them led Erika and her family to take their unique perspective about life and share stories that help others.

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Authors:  Erika and Erik Therwanger

Illustrator:  Brandyn Therwanger

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