Publishing my #AYAcancer memoir!

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Raised by 7 people in 9 months
Hi, I'm M. Patricia, a #survivor, a writer, and a #coach. I've lived in the US for over 20 years. I'm reaching out to ask for your help. After a long writing journey, I finally finished what can be considered a second draft of a memoir. It’s about an experience I had with #cancer in the 1980’s. Back then, I lived in Venezuela, and was an adolescent.

I'd like to edit and publish my book to make it available to anyone who might want to, or need to, read a story like mine. Back then, I found a lot of strength knowing that others had lived after trudging through that experience. This book is one of my many ways of expressing my gratitude to all those wonderful people - my rocks, who didn't let me give up. Those amazing humans that when I was at my worst, found a way to let me know that it was possible and that I could make it through.  I'd like to make this story available so that others know that it is possible to live and have a great life after cancer. 

I've self-financed most of the writing project during a recent career transition. At this point, I'll have to invest from $8K to $10K in editing and publishing. Hence, I need some help. Please kindly consider helping me raise funds to make my story available to anyone going through a similar life challenge. To be more specific, editors are quoting me from $4K to $8K depending on the type of editing (i.e. line, form, content, etc  ...) After editing I will have to self-publish. That's another $2 to $3K depending on graphics, etc. 

An alternative to self-publishing is finding an agent and a publisher. I'm pursuing this route as well and if I find this option, my plan is to return any funds you gave me to support my journey. Or, I will give you the option to donate your funds to a teen or young adult cancer organization. 

Thank you very much. Every day of my life is in honor of anyone that has ever helped anyone overcome cancer and its aftermath effects.  #prettygirlsdontgetcancer #mpatriciadiaz #cancersurvivor #MPDPerdonAme #Wellness 

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Blessings to you,
M. Patricia Diaz
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