A blog about the grief after losing a child to Niemann Pick, Type C, a rare disease, and how I'm moving forward with my life.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Help publish a book...

October is Niemann Pick Disease Awareness Month.

Today's post has a unique twist.  I'm asking for financial help, but not to the NNPDF.  I'm asking for help in getting a book published.

The Ingram family lost their baby Trek Atlas to Niemann Pick Type A a few months ago while traveling in Thailand.  They had always dreamed of traveling the world and when they were told Trek had NPA they made that dream come true.  Trek received 4 stamps in his passport in 6 months.

Shortly after Trek died, Jarrett, Trek's dad, started writing a book Following After Trek.  Well, the book is done!  Now the issue is getting it printed!

Here's the scoop:

The Ingram's have created a Kickstarter page to raise at least $3,000 to get 200 copies of the book printed in paperback.  They are asking for help to reach their goal.  If they don't make their goal, the book isn't printed, but if they reach their goal, they will print more!

To help, go to the Kickstarter page here.  For every backer, there is a reward category.  The rewards range from a simple email up to a book signing in your town.  If you can't financially help, please share the link and a little about the book.

So here is the book summary:

a novel based on the real life story of Trek Atlas Ingram and a tale of a father who travels into the unknown in search of his son

Following After Trek goes back and forth between the true life adventures of Trek Atlas and his family around the world and the fiction story of the love of a father who will stop at nothing to find his son.

Want to know more?
Check out Jarrett's blog entry about the Kickstarter page
Check out Chelsea's blog entry about the Kickstarter page
Check out Jarrett's blog entry about the book itself!


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