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Parkinson’s Awareness Week is nearly upon us.

From the 10th to the 16th April, we shall be out and about, all across the UK, trying to raise awareness of this condition, which doesn’t just affect the elderly. And if you know anyone who is struggling to talk about it, especially to young children, please send them my way. Try a story. It’s not threatening. It gives you thinking time. It can be gentle. It is richly textured. I haven’t given up. Too much to do and to share. See Facebook dawnmaybooks. Videos of boxing and books. And even babies need books.IMG_0715

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Book reviewed on Cure Parkinson’s Trust website

Thank you Cure Parkinson’s Trust for this very kind review, which exactly expresses my aims in writing the stories. Good to know the message is coming through loud and clear. We WILL find a cure – hand in hand with the scientists, and with our children and grandchildren rooting for us! In the meantime, let’s make the most of the time we still have. Who knows when that cure will come? Can’t wait!

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And now a media star – well, nearly!

Local TV station “Made In Bristol” has produced 2 reports, one about our Parkinson’s boxing group and the other about this very book.
See https://www.madeinbristol.tv/player/ on “Catch Up”
First report on “Bristol News” part 1 6pm Friday 6th January after 9 minutes.
Report 2 on “The LowDown” part 1 6.30pm Friday 13th January.
(The Catch Up links are time limited. Enjoy whilst you can) Thanks

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£1 donated to Cure Parkinson’s Trust for every book you buy

“All profits to Parkinson’s for research” used to be the model But there ARE no profits and won’t be until … well, until the costs of illustration, printing, publicity, promotional visits have been met. Raising awareness was always more important to me than raising funds, but still! This new model ensures that, for every book sold, £1 goes to the Cure Parkinson’s Trust for research. So please order your book today. Thanks.

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Fantastic testimonial

Hi Dawn

I received your fantastic book and I wanted to congratulate you on a remarkable book, full of love and humour and terrific illustrations! I found it both moving and uplifting and I thought the simple way you deal with the subject of Parkinsons most effective and very suitable for young children. I am sure it will be well received in schools and with families and you should be very proud of yourself. My eldest granddaughter is 7 now and in her class they have a little boy with a critical condition requiring the wearing of a suit and mask and his classmates know about his condition and treat him sympathetically. I am going to show your book to my granddaughter’s teacher who I am sure will be interested in it because it is compassionate and sensitive to illnesses.

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The compilation

5 stories in one volume?

“What a lovely book. Thank you for sending it. It moved me a lot” – Anne ( November 2016)

” You are an inspiration to many with your positive, honest acceptance of your condition – you have my admiration, whole heartedly. How proud your dear father would have been of you …
You are blessed with the great Rose strength of character and determination!
How wonderful that you are so keen and interested to help other folk afflicted with this condition.” – Aileen ( November 2016)

“My family have read through your book – … our daughter said it is a “beautiful” thing that you have produced – both she and ….., our son, were moved by your book and the whole presentation.” Aileen ( November 2016)

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