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Jil Fiemeyer reads "The Life of Bobby Quinn" to Jeff Mehl's fourth grade class last Tuesday morning. Her daughter Jane wrote the first chapter before she died of leukemia in 2012. Mehl's 19 students finished the book, each writing chapters of their own.

Inspired by Jane

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Paging through a notebook one April morning, Jil Fiemeyer encountered a three-paragraph passage her daughter Jane wrote at the hospital during her 13-month battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


"Chapter 1, Shy guy," introduced the character Bobby Quinn, a kindergartner without any friends.

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