We write all the time but it is difficult to find the right words to describe how excited we are about our upcoming speaking event.
How great that we are going to share stories and excerpts from our recently published book – Despite MS, to Spite MS – in Dan’s hometown of Monticello, Iowa!
Monticello also is the location of Camp Courageous which, along with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is one of the two organizations benefiting from the sale of our book.
Camp Courageous is a year-round respite care and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities. Vision, mental, physical and other disabilities are typical of the individuals served. What an incredible opportunity to celebrate this connection with such a meaningful place!
Growing up in Monticello, I knew of the services and experiences Camp Courageous provided for individuals with disabilities. Over the last few years the people out at the camp, including Charlie Becker, have provided valuable assistance in making our trips back to Monticello a lot easier for us. We are glad to give back to Camp Courageous for everything it has done for us, as well as the community and those with disabilities.
In addition to the Monticello Public Library hosting and sharing news about our visit (thanks, Mom!) on April 7, local media also have helped to increase awareness about MS and our story. Check out what the Eastern Iowa Health posted about it last week!
We couldn’t be more thrilled about our upcoming event and hope to see a lot of family and friends and to make new friends as well.