Many of you will know that I have been contemplating publishing a book of poetic verse for some time now. Well, the decision has been made, and it is now going through “the process”! Below is my idea of what the front cover should look like. Whether the publishing company will agree with me remains to be seen, but all/any feed back would be welcomed!
All proceeds from sales will be directed to my daughter, Melanie-Anne Chappell. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2007 and was given a five-year life expectancy of 50/50.
Here we are in 2017 and she is still fighting however, the treatment programs have taken their toll and she is unable to hold down a paying job for a variety of reasons. She is currently being financially assisted by the Canadian Federal Government, Canadian Cancer Agency and Hollyburn Family Services but, as is usual in these cases, it dictates an extremely basic life style.
She uses her time to volunteer for non-profit organizations that are generally involved in giving some dignity to the women who are living on the street in Vancouver’s downtown East-side, and is also doing a befriending/preliminary assessment function (for a counseling service) of individuals who are having difficulties coping with their particular circumstances.
As soon as a book launch date is available, you will all be the first to know! 🙂