by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
It's been four years and a day since my mother passed away. Cancer is a very nasty disease. Her cancer was melanoma. She was very careful about being the sun. Unfortunately, it wasn't the sun that caused her cancer. That cancer runs in our family (and yeah, it scares me).
Shortly after she died, Amazon sent me an email about Amazon Smile. I decided to choose the Melanoma Research Foundation as my charity. There are treatments we weren't told about. The same treatment former president Jimmy Carter received and has given him another 4 years of life. (Go, Jimmy!) Had we known about that treatment, you better believe I would have pursued it. But we weren't told. The oncologist told my mother she would be better off skipping all treatment because "at your age, do you want to die suffering from useless radiation treatments, or die in peace?" My mother die not die in peace.
That phrase, "Never piss off an author: she may kill you off in a future book" is true. Yes, I killed that doctor in one of my books. She was evil and she died a horrible fictional death. So there.
Where does this lead?
AmazonSmile. Choose the charity of your heart. It costs you nothing, and it might change someone's life. Nearly $10,000 has already been donated to MRF. Their research has saved lives.
Help save more lives.