I mentioned Bonnie Oliver’s Impossible Hope last February and again in May. Here’s A.M. Freeman’s description of Bonnie and the purpose of the “Impossible Hope” project:
For over a decade, Bonnie Oliver has gone from doctor to doctor seeking answers to her worsening physical and neurological symptoms. It has been a long and wearisome road, and her family has had to watch as her health declined to the point where, at only 28 years of age, she can no longer leave her home unaided, and even then for only short periods of time.
The idea was for authors to donate short stories to an anthology project called “Impossible Hope” so it could be published and sold to fund Bonnie’s surgery for https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/ (click the links I’ve provided above for more).
The project required:
- Your story must be hope inspiring. Our theme is “overcoming great trials”.
- You must have the rights to the story and be willing to donate the story for use in our anthology, Impossible Hope.
- Depending on the quantity and quality of stories received, not all may be accepted.
- Once Bonnie’s surgery is funded, we plan to publish the book and have the proceeds go to funding Ehlers-Danlos Society for the benefit of those like Bonnie. https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/.
- The stories can be in any genre. Non-fiction would be great as well! Do you have a real story where you’ve overcome something in your life, medical or otherwise? Write it up and send it in! The story can be any length. The writer can be anyone. It doesn’t matter if you have or haven’t been published before.
Today, the authors, including me, have received advanced copies of the anthology in both .mobi (Kindle) format and PDF. I still don’t have a date when it will go on sale, but obviously, we’re progressing forward. This is very hopeful (yes, pun intended).
To learn even more, go to Bonnie’s GoFundMe.com page. Even if you didn’t contribute a story, you can still help Bonnie by generously donating and then buying the anthology to help others like her when it becomes available.
Oh, here’s the Table of Contents on my Kindle Fire. My story “The Switchman’s Lantern” is at the very bottom.
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Congratulations. This is a worthy cause.