Skip to Content

Father writes ‘Daddies Bake Cakes Too!’ for brave daughter who had brain surgery

<i></i><br/>Jeff Mejias Jr. wrote 'Daddies Bake Cakes Too!' for his brave daughter  Audriana who had brain surgery.

Jeff Mejias Jr. wrote 'Daddies Bake Cakes Too!' for his brave daughter Audriana who had brain surgery.

By Sean Daly

Click here for updates on this story

    BRANDON, Florida (WFTS) — Jeff Mejias Jr. always wanted to write a children’s book. After all, he has four kids and A LOT of material from which to choose.

But the perfect topic wouldn’t finally present itself until after the family endured a nightmare.

“I was inspired by my daughter Audriana, who, a couple of years ago, became ill with a brain bleed,” he said of his 12-year-old child. “She spent a couple months in the hospital learning how to walk again and talk again. She doesn’t play sports like she used to or draw like she used to, but she bakes better than ever.”

Jeff Mejias Jr. will use proceeds to help kids stuck in hospitals for long stays

Jeff Mejias Jr. always wanted to write a children’s book. After all, he has four kids and A LOT of material from which to choose. But the perfect topic wouldn’t finally present itself until after the family endured a nightmare. “I was inspired by my daughter Audriana, who, a couple of years ago, became ill with a brain bleed,” he said of his 12-year-old child. “She spent a couple months in the hospital learning how to walk again and talk again. She doesn’t play sports like she used to or draw like she used to, but she bakes better than ever.”

USE FOR WEB.png By: Sean DalyPosted at 6:57 AM, Jun 29, 2023 and last updated 8:55 AM, Jun 29, 2023 BRANDON, Fla. — Jeff Mejias Jr. always wanted to write a children’s book. After all, he has four kids and A LOT of material from which to choose.

But the perfect topic wouldn’t finally present itself until after the family endured a nightmare.

“I was inspired by my daughter Audriana, who, a couple of years ago, became ill with a brain bleed,” he said of his 12-year-old child. “She spent a couple months in the hospital learning how to walk again and talk again. She doesn’t play sports like she used to or draw like she used to, but she bakes better than ever.”

Recent Stories from abcactionnews.com

Baking is a father-daughter bonding activity, so Mejias got to work on his book: “Daddies Bake Cakes Too!” now available at Barnes & Noble, Walmart and other major outlets.

“I just thought it was really sweet of him,” Audriana said.

Mejias will use part of the book proceeds to establish a nonprofit called the Sprout Foundation, which will fund a concept called “Bedroom in a Box,” bringing the comforts of home to kids and families stuck in hospitals for long stays.

“When she was able to speak a little bit, she whispered to me, breaking down, that she missed her room, her home,” Mejias said.

“Bedroom in a Box is something that could help kids feel not far away from home,” Audriana added.

Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.

Article Topic Follows: CNN - Regional

Jump to comments ↓

CNN Newsource

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content