Connie, Spring 2013
putting together a new book – The Eyes Have It: Ocular Melanoma. It
will be available by summer.
A fund raiser for an organization called CURE
I say putting together a book, rather than
writing a new book because I have invited people who have this
disease to join me in writing their stories. Each story is a chapter
of the book.
Many of the authors are noticing that writing
is healing. Some of them plan to expand their stories into a book of
The reason that I decided to organize this
project is that I wanted to do something to raise money for eye
Melanoma is an orphan disease; only seven people in a million get
OM. For that reason there is a lack of money for research and
without research there will not be a cure. There is a fifty percent
mortality rate for OM patients. The disease is called “the beast”
for a reason.
know, Dr. Oliver Sacks, the author of The Mind’s Eye and
Resurrection. Dr. Sacks also has OM.
The Eyes Have It: Ocular Melanoma is filled
with inspiring stories of courage and strength that will appeal to
everyone who struggles with life.
Stay tuned for this new project.
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