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5-year-old San Diego author hopes to help others cope with loss

Posted: 5:54 PM, Aug 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-08 21:04:11-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — She's just 5-years-old, but Faith Perkins is now a published author.

Faith and her mother Neka wrote the book 'Faith and Trinity the Unicorn', inspired by the loss of Trinity, Faith's older sister.

"My husband and I lost Trinity prematurely at 24 weeks in May 2012, of course, that was a devastation, it hurt us, but our faith prompted us to try again, and that's when Faith was born," said Neka.

In the book, Faith travels the world with her sister Trinity, who is a unicorn.

Faith explains how she and her mother wrote the book together, "What we would do is me and her would sit down, and she would tell me what it would be like if we were playing with each other and whatever I would tell her she would write down on a piece of paper."

Neka and Faith hope the book will help others coping with loss.

"I hope to inspire so many other individuals to talk about it, it's not easy, it's painful," said Neka.

But Neka says writing the book with Faith has helped her heal and find some closure.

"I can only imagine what life would have been like with her here, so this allows us to keep the hope alive," said Neka.

For Faith, getting the book published is only the beginning.

She's using the proceeds to help the homeless , help kids with field trip expenses, and to donate gifts to local NICU’s.

You can purchase the book at Barnes & Noble stores in San Diego, as well as on the Barnes & Noble website . The book is also available on Amazon Kindle .