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As a cancer survivor, I am ALWAYS thankful for good health. Having just gone through surgery two weeks ago, I’m even more aware of it than usual. The human body is such a puzzling bundle of parts … it’s an eternal mystery why young, healthy people end up with terrible diseases, while alcoholic smokers like my grandmother (rest in peace, dear Onna) live to be 80.

Bridget Zinn married her sweetheart Barrett Dowell almost two years ago in a hospital room. It was just prior to her undergoing surgery for Stage 4 colon cancer.

In addition to being generally horrible and unfair, cancer is expensive to treat. Lots of people have worked tirelessly to raise funds for Bridget over the past eighteen months. She’s finished with treatment in Portland now, and has been traveling to Phoenix once a month for an intensive new treatment at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Not all of the costs for this treatment are covered by insurance. That’s where the Bridget Kicks Cancer: Season of Love and Hope Auction comes into play. Please check it out and bid on something for yourself or a loved one.

There are so many terrific items!

- Jewelry
- Portrait photography
- Tutoring
- Personalized animation
- A beach house rental
- Original artwork
- Professional manuscript critiques
- and of course books, books, and more books, most signed by the authors!

I have donated a manuscript critique. You can find the link here:

http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/163/auctions/963/auction_items/16016

I will read a partial or complete manuscript (up to 85,000 words) and offer a detailed, line-by-line critique.


New York Times bestselling author and friend April Henry has offered a critique, as well:

http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/163/auctions/963/auction_items/16015


Sarah Prineas, author of THE MAGIC THIEF series, has offered up a critique AND a referral to her agent:

http://32auctions.com/organizations/163/auctions/963/auction_items/16143


Lindsey Leavitt has offered up a book pack, including the chance to name a princess in her upcoming third PRINCESS FOR HIRE book! (I bid on this, and have been outbid already. Yay, bidders!)

http://32auctions.com/organizations/163/auctions/963/auction_items/17368


Please visit the auction site and browse around to see what catches your fancy. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/bridgetauction. The auction ID is: bridgetkicks and the password is: cancer. The auction lasts until December 4.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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lorrainemt
Nov. 25th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks for pointing me toward this auction. What a horrible thing to happen to someone so young. It's wonderful to see how the writing community is helping.
Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa!
lkmadigan
Nov. 26th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Lorraine!
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lkmadigan
Nov. 26th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
xo, Jenn!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 30th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
You=Super Fab
Thanks for posting and for donating! Our writing community is unbeatable.
I hope you're recovering well!
Bridget
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