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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, April 21, 2017

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - how to help

Yippee - it's official. I have created a Team Fox fundraising page as part of the "Still Me...After All These Years" project - ALL PROCEEDS FROM SALES of the anthology will be donated to MJFF. You don't have to purchase the book to donate, however. Here's the link to help.
https://fundraise.michaeljfox.org/karenhelenewalker
Blessings to you all
Karen

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a good cause.

Karen Walker said...

It is, Alex. My son was diagnosed a few years ago and he was only in his late 30's at the time.

Stephanie Faris said...

Wow...what a great cause. I had no idea about your son. Hopefully they'll find a cure in the next few years.

Karen Walker said...

I haven't told anyone till now - he wanted it that way! And yes, that's my fervent prayer - a cure very very soon.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen - that's excellent news ... and your son - so difficult to take in, adjust to and get the best treatment possible -with thoughts - Hilary

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm so sorry your son has it.

Karen Walker said...

Hilary, it has been a very difficult adjustment - but he's doing as well as possible
Thanks, Diane.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

An important cause and a great way for you to support research!

LD Masterson said...

When talking about the book now, I always tell people where the proceeds are going.

Karen Walker said...

I thought so, too, Elizabeth. It feels so good to be doing this.
LD, thank you!!!

Jack said...

It is so wonderful you are going to help with the cause!

Bish Denham said...

What a beautiful and wonderful thing to do, Karen! One of my uncles died of Parkinson's, so this hits close to home.

koi seo said...

My son was diagnosed a few years ago and he was only in his late 30's at the time.


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