The book, Sammy and Me Take A Walk, came about while spending 17 months living with her son and daughter-in-law in Indianapolis. Due to several birth anomalies at the birth of their second daughter, Kathleen, Jeanine was the caregiver of their first daughter, Samantha. At that time, Samantha was 15 months old. During the next 17 months, while Kate was in and out of Riley Hospital For Children in Indianapolis, Jeanine and Samantha grew very close and share many, many wonderful memories. Jeanine says, "I learned more and more each day, just being with Sammy" It is my prayer that those who read the book, will realize the wonder of a small child's mind and want to become a part of that adventure.