As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"
Take a dip with me, the water's fine.
I'm encouraging you to get involved and try. If not in the actual writing, why not visit the RONE Award voting and check to see if that novel you read last week, last month or last year has been nominated. You are invited to cast your vote, and believe me, the RONEs are about what the readers think!
(Of course I would love to have you vote for Dark Days of Promise when the Inspirationals are up for voting in a couple of weeks.)