Thursday, March 24, 2016

GET YOUR GREEN ON

I have written several posts about Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. I have urged you to wear green on March 25th in support of people with CP. The focus of this blog is to raise awareness. I didn't really know what more I could say. .I didn't want to let the day go by without saying something. But what?

Several weeks ago,  I read a story online, about a young woman with CP. Her name is Erin Feeney. 

Erin is a twenty-four year old college student. More importantly, Erin is the author of  the book Kids in Toyland.  Her book is a collection of short stories that have an anti-bullying message. The idea for the book came from Erin's experiences of being bullied in school. She published it when she was sixteen years old. Her stories were turned into a short film. Earlier this month, the film was given a red carpet premiere at a theater in Erin's hometown of Naperville, Illinois .I  almost forgot to mention that Erin is unable to speak. She uses a computer and letter board to communicate. I forgot because that's not what's important. What's important is what she has to say. 

Erin and I began emailing each other after I read her story. I wanted to congratulate her on her success. I always enjoy talking with a fellow writer. 

Erin is writing a novel. After college she hopes to write for Disney.I have no doubt she will succeed.

Tomorrow is a day to show support for people with Cerebral Palsy. Wear green to raise awareness. Wear green to show that you see us as people first. Wear green to show that you believe  in us. Wear green. It's my favorite color.

Erin Feeney's book is available on iTunes