I self-published my first novel, Doorways To Arkomo, last May and at that time I pledged to donate 100% of the profit earned from book sales to charities and organizations that help desperately ill children. I didn’t end up making a lot of money. Turns out it’s not so easy to stand out as an independent author, particularly when you’re juggling a full-time business, a kid with cancer, and normal stuff like cleaning and bathing.
In a nutshell, I sold about $400 worth of books. But a promise is a promise.
This week (roughly one year after the book became available on Amazon), I donated every penny of that $400 to various charities which I outlined via this blog post on my book’s web site.
I also donated to two separate fundraisers on GiveForward.
Since Ana’s blog gets a much larger amount of traffic than my book’s blog, I wanted to share those two fundraisers with all of you. Please donate if you can (even $5 or $10 adds up) or share if you can’t!
Lila May Schow was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma (a type of brain cancer) at 17 months old. According to her Facebook page, Lila has had a serious relapse and now has multiple tumors throughout her body. Please donate to Lila May’s Cancer Fund on GiveForward and share her story. You can follow Lila’s journey on her Facebook page, Angels for Lila. ($100 donated 6/9/15)
Keith Lotatoa “Lota” Ward was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in 2014 when he was eight. He has had multiple surgeries and by all accounts is an amazing young man – an athlete with a smile that will melt your heart. Please donate to Lota’s Brain Tumor Fund on GiveForward and connect with his journey via his Facebook page, Lota – Our Warrior. ($100 donated 6/9/15)
His mother also blogs about him – check out <a href=”http://lotatoaourwarrior.blogspot.com/2015/06/hes-old-soul.html” target=”_blank”>Lotatoa – Our Warrior</a>.
Much hope and love to both of these families.