Help Susan McKenna Publish a Book

Organized by: Susan McKenna

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July 25, 2016

Hello, my generous and patient book campaign donors!! I know it's taken a while, a lot longer than I expected, but the day has finally come! See More

EVENT DATE Nov 01, 2015

THE STORY:

My name is Susan McKenna. On April 29, 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I chose to disregard the stage attached to the diagnosis and got busy healing myself. I didn't do conventional treatment. I listened to my gut and healed myself using food as medicine. I also opened myself up to the graces of the Universe, and they were plentiful. Along the way I wrote some blogposts on medgift.com. Person after person kept saying, "You should write a book." So I did.

I wrote a book of essays on thoughts I had while healing. I'd love to put this book into the world. I know that when I needed stories of people healing without doing chemo or radiation, these stories were hard to find, even though many people have healed in both ways. These stories of alternative healing need to be told so that we can take the fear out of cancer and offer hope to those who find themselves in the place I was. I offer my story because I wish I could have found more to buoy me up when I was scared. Cancer isn't easy, but it can be transformative. I allowed it to change me, to make me grow, to deepen me. I never thought I'd say it, but I'm grateful for the experience.

A couple of weeks ago I sent two essays to a senior publishing consultant at Balboa Press, a subsidiary of Hay House. She was very encouraging and wished she'd had this book when her mother was trying to heal from breast cancer. Her response prompted me to start this campaign to see if I can raise the funds to publish this book. I have bought a self-publishing package with Balboa Press but could use some help offsetting those costs. I trust the Universe will help me birth it into the world if it is meant to be. I humbly ask for your donations if you or anyone you know has been touched by cancer and could have used this book. Together we can put one more healing tale into the world and lessen the fear that surrounds cancer. I am deeply grateful.

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111% Raised of$3,700 Goal

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  • Anonymous

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Susan McKenna

Amount Raised

$3,945

 

107% Raised of$3,700 Goal

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Joanne Sakai

Amount Raised

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Kevan Wood

Amount Raised

$66

Donor Comments

clare

clare

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kate

Kate

DONATION: $20

May we all share stories of healing and help one another heal! 3 years ago

Kevan Wood

Kevan Wood

DONATION: $26

Proceeds from my Law of Attraction talk 3 years ago

rachel

rachel

DONATION: $20

keep dancin’ through, girl. big love... 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

You write beautifully and straight from the heart. I'm so glad you are making this effort to share your journey! 3 years ago

Laura P

Laura P

DONATION: $100

Thanks for sharing your experiences with the world! 3 years ago

Jackie Culp

Jackie Culp

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Donald LaCourse

Donald LaCourse

DONATION: $25

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Susan McKenna

Susan McKenna

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

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