May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and my friend and author Laurie Boris is helping to raise money for this deadly disease. I read her book last year and was truly moved. You can find my review of her book on Amazon.
From her blog, Laurie posts,
"Many of you know that I wrote Drawing Breath as a small way to honor a friend who lived into his thirties with cystic fibrosis. Although each person who is diagnosed with the disease experiences a unique level of severity, there is still no cure, and management of the symptoms can require a great deal of time and expense. Often this hits families hardest; since the disease is genetic, multiple children can be affected, like the ones my character, Daniel, meets in the hospital.
Since May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month as well as the anniversary of the release of the book, I wanted to do something special, and I hope you’ll be willing to help me. All proceeds from sales of Drawing Breath over the month will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This amounts to $4.00 per print book (please purchase print copies through CreateSpace directly, because they take less of a cut) and $1.00 per e-book."
Please help to increase awareness, help support families, find better treatments and, one day, hopefully, a cure for Cystic Fibrosis by purchasing one of her books. It might be one of the best things you'll read all year.