Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Help Harry Help Others

When I wrote about being included in the e-book  Campaigner Challenge 2011,

http://viewfromfairview.blogspot.com/2011/11/im-published-well-sort-of-okay-not.html

I got so excited over having something in a book that I sort of glossed over the charity that the money was going to. 

http://www.helpharryhelpothers.com/

If you click on the link, you can get more info but here is the info from the website:


Harry's story began in 2007. He had problems with his eyes so after lots of visits to the opticians and the local hospital, the doctors gave him an MRI scan. Harry was told that he had a brain tumour which was inoperable as it was in a dangerous place, deep in his brain.
Harry began chemotherapy but unfortunately it didn’t work and his tumour grew. His only other option was radiotherapy. That’s when he met Robert Harley who was also having radiotherapy for a brain tumour. They had their treatment on the same day, every day for six weeks so they became very good friends.
In 2009 Robert became very ill so Harry decided to make and sell beaded bracelets to raise lots and lots of money for brain cancer research to help make him better.
Sadly four weeks into Harry’s campaign, his friend Robert died, aged just 55. Harry could no longer help Robert, but he knew that Robert was proud of him and would have supported him – he wore one of his bracelets too.
Harry had regular checkups to monitor the size of his tumour, which remained stable for two years. Unfortunately, his health took a turn for the worst in July 2011 when he developed a blood clot on the brain.
He had an emergency operation on Wednesday 10 August but he remained in a coma for over eight weeks until doctors advised Harry’s family to bring him home to rest on Friday 7 October.
Harry passed away peacefully in his mother’s arms on Saturday 8 October at 11.10pm.

So far, he’s raised nearly half a million British Pounds that he has donated to Cancer Research UK, to help them find a cure for brain tumors.

So anyway, the ebook is $2.99 US dollars and you can buy it here:

Amazon (US): http://www.amazon.com/Campaigner-Challenges-2011-ebook/dp/B0066UV28C
Amazon (UK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0066UV28C
Amazon (Germany): http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0066UV28C
Amazon (France): http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0066UV28C
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/104468

Okay, I feel better about this - not so selfish and self-absorbed like I usually am (because the world clearly  revolves around me)... 

Oh, and DISCLAIMER: I make absolutely nothing from the sale of the above book.

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