Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Please help this cause!

Dear friends & authors:

As some of you already know, my 8 year old daughter Brooke suffers from a life long chronic illness known as juvenile diabetes. Currently, there is no cure and she must receive daily insulin injections (4 to 6 per day) and daily finger sticks (5 to 8 per day) to control her blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes is different from the much more publicized Type 2 diabetes in that Type 1 is not treatable by diet control and/or oral medication. It is a chronic, life threatening illness that requires daily use of insulin as a means of life support.

My daughter was diagnosed at age 2 and is a six year veteran of the disease. She is the toughest, bravest soul that I've ever known. She doesn't let this monster keep her down.

Just over a year ago, we were able to get her on an insulin pump. This is a replacement for the daily injections in that she actually wears a portable device on her body 24 hours a day and it administers insulin into her body via a catheter. It is not a simple as it sounds and there are many challenges with having an 8 year old wear around a medical device all the time but it has improved her quality of life tremendously.

Recently, we received the unfortunate news that the company who manufactures her pump has discontinued the pump and will no longer provide supplies or service for the pump. Therefore, if we want to keep her on this treatment protocol, we must purchase a new pump.

Due to the time period involved, and other circumstances. ..this will NOT be covered by her medical insurance. This has come as a huge blow to our family in that these new pumps cost in the neighborhood of $6000! So far, we've managed to raise 1/3 of that amount with help from family and our church.

We still need to raise around $4000 for a new pump. So, what I'm offering is a huge author promotional package (valued at over $500) in exchange for the purchase of raffle tickets.

Here is what the winner will receive:

  • Custom Designed Book Trailer for your Book
  • Critique of a Full Manuscript
  • 1 Free Online Class of your Choice (up to $20)
  • Custom Designed Newsletter
  • New Novelist Software (CD-Rom valued $60)
  • 3 months of E-Mail Promotion for your Book
  • Author Spotlight & Interview on my Blog
  • 250 Personalized Business Cards (as designed by me)

All you need to do to enter the drawing is to purchase at least one raffle ticket. The tickets are $2.00 each and if you buy 2 you get 1 free! Any little bit that you can do would be greatly appreciated.



I will confirm with you after you send the payment. Or, if you'd prefer to mail in a payment you can send the payment to me at the following address: P.O. Box 680871 Prattville, AL 36068

The raffle will run from now until the August 31st and the winner will be drawn via random draw by my daughter Brooke and announced on my website and blog. Thank you in advance for your kind generosity and thoughtfulness.

Please know that asking for help is very difficult for me, but I as a mother I have do everything possible to help my daughter have the best quality of life.

From my heart,
Kerri Nelson
Author of Romantic Suspense & Paranormal
"Passionate Romance that Thrills & Chills"
www.kerribookwriter ..blogspot. com
Miss Taken now available from Whispers Publishing
Soul Searcher coming September 2009!

2 comments:

  1. Come on, everybody. Help Brooke and take a chance on a fabulous package offered by super-talented Kerri. While you're supporting a great cause, it might just boost your career. And wouldn't that be a win-win situation? Kerri, my check's in the mail!

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