May 2022 – Preemie Genius

Jeff Lefko Books

Jeff Lefko Books offers special messages and meanings – with themes ranging from discovering real friendships, enhancing relationships, fostering conservation by caring for the planet, and improving good health and wellness. Jeff Lefko Books speak to virtually every child and family.

Meet some of the colorful and adorable characters in Jeff Lefko’s books, such as Morrie the stork and Dorothy the pelican and Solomon Squirrel. These stories are sure to put a smile on your little ones faces while teaching important life lessons. https://jefflefkobooks.com/

This month, PreemieWorld is giving away 3 autographed Jeff Lefko Books to our preemie community!  Stay tuned for our fun PreemieWorld Giveaway. – PreemieWorld

About the Author:

Jeff Lefko has combined a professional healthcare management career with a passion for writing children’s stories. He is an author and publisher of numerous children’s books and stories with several more under development.

Jeff founded Jeff Lefko Books (www.jefflefkobooks.com), which is a unique healthcare
communications company using relatable stories with embedded health information to normalize
the often complex and difficult realities of managing specific health related conditions as well as everyday health.

Jeff Lefko, Jeff Lefko Books

Children’s books from Jeff Lefko Books have been successfully customized and branded by several healthcare organizations and providers throughout the US to address healthcare initiatives and deliver valuable health information. His books have become keepsakes for thousands of parents and families throughout the country.

Background or Creation of Organization:

Jeff Lefko’s origin story for writing children’s stories started on the night when he was a child
himself. His younger 21-month-old sister Linda Ann passed away that night. She was delivered
prematurely and unfortunately experienced an accidental mishap during childbirth which resulted
in her suffering severe mental and physical developmental problems. She never fully developed
and died in the same hospital after not being able to withstand a long viral infection and illness.
The effects of Jeff’s sister’s passing were devastating on his parents, who had been overjoyed at
the prospects of having and raising a baby girl after having Jeff and his older brother. At that
time in the 50’s-60’s, the resources to help people who were going through similar grieving
experiences were not readily available as they are today.

Jeff’s memories of those days were also filled with sadness and loss but with vivid memories of
one thing. It was a book that his parents treasured and from which they sought comfort and
solace. This was a book written by Dale Evans and Roy Rogers, icons at that time known for
entertaining millions of people throughout the world. The book was entitled Angel Unaware.
Ironically, the book was written about Robin, their young daughter who passed away at about the
exact same age as Jeff’s sister. Robin was also severely mentally and physically challenged.
As no one else or nothing else could help them, Jeff’s parents related immediately to their
experiences and what they were going through. They kept reading this book over and over again.
They kept it at their bedside and on the coffee table in the living room so it would be readily
available. Over time, it was that book that got Jeff’s parents through those challenging times
since it was so relatable to them and so meaningful.

Later in Jeff’s life, those memories of the events surrounding his sister’s passing as well as the
impact of that one storytelling book stayed with him through his formative, educational, and
professional years. This included his 40 plus years of experience in working in hospitals and
healthcare organizations throughout the country in planning new healthcare services and
programs to meet the needs of the communities they serve. He never lost sight of the impact of
what a good and impactful story can do in helping people through challenging physical and
mental conditions and situations

Presently, Jeff is blessed with wonderful children who have children of their own. He has taken
every opportunity to read stories to his children and grandchildren while they were growing up
and also to write his own stories, every one of these with some important message or lesson
included. Many of his stories have now been turned into the books published through Jeff Lefko
Books and available for other children and their parents to enjoy and read.

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