On behalf of a friend : Buy a book and make a difference.

I spend a lot of time on Google +, the social network. Through it I have met many other writers, artists, performers, parents, students, poets… Many have become genuine friends, and from time to time I see appeals for help. Someone has unexpected medical bills, or a family member in need of help. But Brad Poynter’s story was a little different, because he wasn’t asking people to send money. He wanted to give something in exchange, so he’s cut the price on his e-book and asked people just to buy that.
Please, read his story below. I know there will be some people out there who say “I had some hard times, where were all the people to help me?” Well, right here and now, those people are YOU. You have the choice to buy a book, or not. I’ll be reviewing Brad’s book on this site shortly, and I’m sure he won’t mind if you want to wait and hear what it’s all about before you click the button on Amazon.
Here’s what Brad posted:
“Brad Poynter originally shared:

My family needs your help.

One of my daughters is struggling with life and was planning to kill herself. Thankfully she talked to her mentor at school first and now that we are aware of her hidden struggles, we are doing everything we can to help her through this.

She is in the best facility in Arkansas for troubled teens and they are getting her on some meds along with the counseling of their great therapists. We will do whatever it takes to get her the help she needs.

First, I would ask that you send prayers, good vibrations, mojo, or whatever other positive energy you prefer her way. Science be damned today; she needs whatever advantage she can get to get through this. It would be greatly appreciated.

Secondly, this is going to be expensive even if we get approved for the state assistance for children. We are at that income level on the borderline and I’ve been told not to get my hopes up. A 20% copay is still going to be a lot in relation to our incomes even if we do get their help.

That being said, I’m not asking for donations. I would prefer to give you something in return for your help and not be one of the freeloading poor people that politicians get so worked up about. Our family has worked hard and gotten off of all government assistance two years ago, but like I said I’ll do whatever it takes to get her help. That includes selling my dream car or taking advantage of the programs my taxes help pay for.

If you would like to help, I ask that you buy my book so you get something in return for your generosity. You can see what it’s about at the links below and if it sounds good, purchase it there as well. So far, the people that have read it seem to really enjoy the story.

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ANORCHW
Print: https://www.createspace.com/4030391

If you don’t read or want to buy it as a gift for someone who does, tag me in a private message and I can give you my paypal details. I would really prefer to earn it, but once again; I will do whatever it takes to get her the help she needs.

If you’re not in a position to help financially, you can share this plea with your internet friends or if you’ve already read the book and haven’t reviewed it you could do so to let these other kind folks know what they’re getting into.

As you can imagine, this is all very hard for me to come to terms with but it’s not about me. It’s about a tender soul who is struggling to come to terms with the sometimes harsh and ugly world around her. I would do anything to make it better. Even standing on the virtual street corners of the internet busking my book like it’s snake oil is fair game.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for any support you can offer.”

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2 responses to “On behalf of a friend : Buy a book and make a difference.

  1. Thanks Damian. If words can express just how grateful I am for all the support we’ve received over the past few days, I can’t seem to find them.

    I hope you enjoy the story.

  2. Pingback: Books of September | Damian Trasler's Secret Blog - Do Not Read!

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