Betsy Griffin is a eight-year-old who has overcome a lot for someone her age, or even for someone four times that. At two years old, Betsy was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable brain tumour that - even after intensive chemotherapy - has left her blind. But this hasn't dampened Betsy's spirit or love for life, which she shares with the world on her successful YouTube channel, Betsy's Positive Videos. Betsy also works tirelessly to raise money and awareness for many different charities, from busking for Bliss to campaigning for Brain Tumour Research at the Raver Tots Festival. Betsy's outlook on life is always optimistic, despite the challenges she's faced along the way: as she said to Gareth Malone when she performed at his Christmas concert in 2017, 'well, that's life, Gareth!’
About the book
Through a fantastical journey, a small girl teaches readers how to see the beauty in everything that happens.
In a world filled with scepticism and negativity, it’s important to remember that a little optimism goes a long way.
In this deeply moving and inspirational fable, young Betsy Griffin teaches us how to face our struggles with courage and determination. As Betsy takes you on a journey through the dark and winding woods, she'll share seven powerful lessons about finding, keeping, and growing optimism – about finding the light in the darkest of places.
‘Feeling down? Then be more Betsy.’ Gareth Malone
‘Wise, wonderful Betsy … I am blown away by her courage and wisdom.’ Fearne Cotton
‘Betsy is the most gloriously wonderful, positive, cute, inspiring girl … Her disability has become her unique ability.’ Davina McCall
‘Betsy has the most incredible personality I have seen in anybody. She owns the room.’ Frank Lampard