After injuring my jaw eating a sandwich and griping on twitter about my inability to scarf down my favorite food... cupcakes, some friends started a twitter conversation that turned into something I never could have imagined. This wonderful group of people came together and wrote some incredibly crafted stories for an anthology that would allow dozens of people to help raise funds for medical treatment that my insurance wouldn't cover. *shakes head* I don't know. I hold this book in my hand and tears start to flow. It really isn't something I can discuss with people without crying over. So with that, I'll just say that after I finish up my physical therapy, all of those involved in the Feeding Kate fundraising will see a good portion of their contributions being sent to the Lupus Foundation of America. The LFA is a worthy cause and is very close to my heart, and I'm happy knowing that all proceeds from future sales of Feeding Kate will be donated to help fund lupus research.
I was diagnosed with Lupus on May 1, 2000 and today I'm celebrating thirteen years with this disease. Hmmm, I think I deserve a cupcake! Maybe even two!
So what is Lupus? Lupus is a mysterious disease that strikes without warning, has no known cause, carries a range of symptoms, and to be honest, can destroy any part of the body whenever it pretty much feels like it. It's known as a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys. There is no cure for lupus; only treatment.
With May being Lupus Awareness Month I thought it would be a perfect time to spotlight the Feeding Kate anthology as well as point out some interesting facts about Lupus. I will also be sharing guest posts from various contributors from the anthology and sharing my thoughts on some of the stories in Feeding Kate. Oh yeah, I have two copies of Feeding Kate to give away, so please leave comments during the month of May. Both winners will be announced on May 31, 2013.
Feeding Kate is available on Amazon.
To learn more about the Lupus Foundation of America please visit www.lupus.org.