About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Rare Disease Day 2016

“Rare Disease Day” was conceived nine years ago and is marked on the last day of February every year by the international rare disease community. This year, being a leap year, 29th February is a day when we hope to raise awareness and bring to the forefront many rare diseases, that due to their very nature and small numbers of patients, are not often heard of.

The blue denim genes ribbon was cleverly conceived and adopted last year, to represent rare diseases.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say, especially in today’s high tech world, no one has the time or patience to read, and attention spans are short. This is where cartoons can effectively get a message across, imparting information, expressing opinions and making a statement. It was with this in mind that a friend, who has been a Cartoonist for over forty years, kindly offered to donate a cartoon especially for Rare Disease Day. I would like to thank my friend, Yaakov Kirschen for his donation, courtesy: “The Dry Bones Academy” which can be re-posted and used by anyone to promote Rare Disease Day.

If you would like to read my article about Rare Disease Day, please take a look at The Huffington Post.


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