First and foremost, thank you for reading about my project. I am requesting funding so that I may be able to complete and publish my first cookbook. I am currently working on my cookbook and need additional funding to assist me with getting books published and distributed to the public. I am requesting my friends, family and others help me fund my project. I am grateful for any donations given to my project.
My cookbook has been a dream of mine. I truly love to cook and I feel that my cookbook offers a variety of recipes that will please anyone. I want to share my recipes with others. I have recipes from friends and family, as well as, some famous people. I feel that by completing this cookbook and selling it to the public will be a major accomplishment. Why, you ask? I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease, over a year and a half ago and since that time I have struggled with trying to complete simple tasks. I just awoke one morning in severe pain and could barely move. I didn't know what was going on. All I knew was that every part of my body was in pain. After going to 2 doctors, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. When my Rheumatologist performed various tests, it was apparent that I had moderate to severe RA. I immediately started treatment by first going through a clinical trial to see if the RA could be treated via expensive self injected medication and chemotherapy. That worked for almost a year then the medication stopped working. I had to switch to an intravenous infusion medication which is currently being administered. I didn't have to do the chemotherapy at first, but the medication wasn't working as properly due to the RA attacking my body so aggressively, so now I am back on chemotherapy. So far, the medication along with the chemotherapy is working.
I am focused on having my life back. I will not allow RA to control what I can or cannot do in life. I want to be able to cook more and be creative. Cooking allows me to get into my creative zone and expand my ability to make others happy through food, conversations and sharing delicious recipes. I want to share my recipes with those who enjoy cooking.
The goal I have set for myself is to complete my cookbook and have it ready for press as soon as possible. I have completed about 40% of my cookbook. I have set some tough deadlines for myself to finish my book, send it to the printers and have it ready for mass distribution. I will have my book in print and e-book versions. I hope to have this book completed and ready for press by the end of January. I want to share all of my recipes with the world. I am a firm believer that cooking can surely ease the soul. I am focused and driven to complete this project. By accomplishing my project, I will have taken the first step towards proving that regardless of the pain RA may inflict, I can overcome anything and do whatever I may choose without anything holding me back.
For anyone who donates $50 or more, I will send a copy of my cookbook once completed.
For anyone who donates $250 or more, I will send you a copy of my cookbook and include your name in the acknowledgement section.
For anyone who donates $500 or more, I will send a copy of my cookbook, a special scented candle I will make for you and include your name in the acknowledgement section.
A Personal Note
I would like to thank everyone reading what my project entails and those who help me reach my ultimate goal of publishing my cookbook. I am truly grateful for each and every day I have and I strive to do my very best. I am so grateful for finding this website and being able to publish my project. I truly believe in the goodness of people and that being positive will always guide you to the right path. Even if you cannot donate, thank you for taking the time to read my project. May you be healthy, happy, prosperous and at peace.