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Cancer Patient Helps New Parents Adjust to Babies (& Fur Babies) w/ Release of New Book

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Former cover model Kara Hamilton began writing A New Leash on Life to help families with young children co-exist peacefully with their beloved dogs.

Many new parents struggle with the relationships between themselves, their dog, and their new baby. It’s important to teach our kids at a young age how to get along with dogs. Keeping pets in a safe place statistically reduces the risk of them being put in shelters!


When Kara was stricken with cancer, finishing this book became a goal. The project helped her to stay motivated and focused during her cancer treatment.


A New Leash on Life was published in April and Kara is here to show that even with a stage IV cancer diagnosis, one can still work toward a dream & fulfill it. 



“I hope to give inspiration and hope to those struggling with a cancer diagnosis. It can still be possible to work toward & achieve your goals.”

-Kara Hamilton 

About the Book:

new-leashA New Leash on Life is told creatively from the dog’s perspective and explains what he/she feels like when a family brings home a baby. The book is based entirely on Kara’s life. First came the dog – a dog she loved dearly and wanted to co-exist peacefully with her then-new baby.


**This author supports the work of the Humane Society of the United States.


In an interview Kara can:

  • Help people dealing with cancer find passion for life again by sharing her story
  • Demonstrate with dogs & children – LIVE ON THE AIR (Ellen can bring out Augie, Wolf, or Kid)
  • Show proper techniques & tricks parents can use to help their babies & fur babies co-exist peacefull



Kara Hamilton is a San Francisco-based actress and model with leading roles in films, commercials and advertising campaigns. She was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. After receiving her Broadcast Journalism degree from Florida State University where she regularly wrote for ‘The Sunshine Network’ (currently Fox Sports Sun) and Florida A&M’s newspaper, Kara moved to NYC to pursue an acting career. There, she studied with Anthony Abeson at The Producers Club and Susan Batson at Black Nexxus and quickly started booking leads in indie films (winning honors at The Tiburon Film Festival), numerous national commercials, and the David Letterman Show!

Kara has graced the covers of Health, Manhattan and New Jersey Bride, Pregnancy and The Washingtonian magazines. International campaigns include Dockers, Ponds, BMW, Nivea, Seiko, Buick, Nu Skin and Hanes.


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