Become a Book Buddy!
⠀At Books That Heal we depend entirely on contributions from people in the community....people like you. We currently have no salaried staff or overhead costs. We are simply dedicated to making sure that each child has the best experience possible writing and illustrating their book. When the book is ready to be published, each child is given a book signing party in their hometown - or the town in which they are receiving treatment.
⠀Every book is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece simply, because of the child behind the writing and illustrating. Our founder, Michael Flatley, travels all across the country at his own expense from his home in New York to personally meet every child who writes a book. To date, that includes, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, all along the Eastern Seaboard and even into Canada.
⠀That's why we are asking you to join the Book Buddy family. We do not want any of the children on our waiting list to be unable to tell their story, and for a gift of $25, 250. $500- or any amount that is comfortable for you - can help make sure all of them realize their dream of becoming published authors.
Every Book Buddy will receive a child's story along with updates every few months. You will come to know their families and be touched by the medical professionals who provide their treatment and who are continually looking for a cure for some of the most egregious conditions. Conditions like DIPG. Diffsue Intrinsic Pontine Glioma primarily affects children, with most diagnoses occurring between 5 and 7 years of age. It makes up 10-15% of all brain tumors in children, with about 150-300 new diagnoses per year in the United States. No chemotherapy drugs to date are known to have an impact on survival. Unfortunately, fewer than 10% of the children with DIPG survive two years from diagnosis.
- A gift of $250 could pay the cost to print a book for one child.
- A gift of $100 could help underwrite the cost of graphic design to prepare a child's book for publication.
- A gift of $50 could pay the binding cost for two books.