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You may remember the Kickstarter I spotlighted here a couple weeks back. Well, it’s going forward and Jenni needs some help! If you or someone you know might be interested in participating then please pass along the link and the invitation.  :}

Howdy, friends!

As I work on finishing my first draft, I keep running into the same issues, chapter after chapter: Not enough caregiver perspectives.

Caregivers include anyone who cares for a ChronicBabe: Spouses, partners, girlfriends, boyfriends, lovers, parents, children, grandparents, friends, co-workers, neighbors and many more.

These people experience the impacts and consequences of chronic illness alongside us ChronicBabes, and in my experience, their voices aren’t heard nearly enough. So I’ve decided to include some perspectives from caregivers, sprinkled throughout the book.

If you’re someone who loves a ChronicBabe, please consider participating. I’m gathering volunteers here, with a very simple form (it takes 2-3 minutes to complete). I hope to use folks’ full names, but if you prefer more anonymity, I can use just a first name.

If you’re a ChronicBabe yourself and know someone who might be interested, send them a link to this update — and a sentence or two about why it’s important that their voice be heard. Don’t fill out the form on their behalf. 

Questions? Concerns? Leave a comment and I’ll get back to you ASAP, or shoot me an email.

I’m excited to include such a diversity of perspectives in my upcoming book, and thankful to have such a supportive community.

XOXO, Jenni


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Signal-boosting for a good cause…

The Malawi Project was created in the year 2000 after two of its founders,Richard (Dick) and Diana (Suzi) Stephens of Indianapolis, Indiana had been serving in Malawi, Africa since 1993. During those years they experienced the intense need of its people. A vision was formed to create a conduit through which humanitarian aid could be funneled to a number of associate programs. This would not be a project that would imitate aid program endeavors of the past. It would be based on a different set of principles. In a practical sense the Malawi Project would be an incubator where new programs could be birthed, established programs could be nourished, then both given independence to grow and prosper. Today the Malawi Project serves the people of Malawi in every region of the nation.

Malawi Needs Medicine Bottles

We throw them away. They go to a landfill. After all, what can we use them for after the medicine is gone? It’s those empty medicine bottles. Still clean and new like the day they were born there should be something they can be used for.

There is! You can boil water and clean off the labels and glue and send them to Malawi. So often in the small rural hospitals medicine is dispensed into small torn pieces of newspaper for transportation to village homes. Then where to put them? Where will they be safe? Where will they be out of reach of children? Where will they stay clean?

Send your clean medicine bottles to:

Malawi Project
3314 Van Tassel Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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…but Jenni’s ChronicBabe community has gotten me through some tough times over the years, so I’m thrilled to support this project! If you’d like to chip in, please read below:

hi friend! i hope you’re having a great day.

i hope you’re familiar with my passion project: chronicbabe.com. it grew out of my own experience of learning to craft an exceptional life in spite of illness. (it’s part of why i went into business for myself 13 years ago.)
this month, i’m running a kickstarter for my chronicbabe 101 book, a project that will put valuable lessons in the hands of thousands of folks. with 24 hours left, we are fully funded and made all our stretch goals, which means i will give a digital copy of the book to EVERY backer, regardless of their pledge amount – as low as $1. (a big portion of my audience is unable to work, so this is a big deal for them.) the book will be published in july.
here’s a quick link to the page – packed with details: http://kck.st/1MREwha (it ends friday, march 27 at 10:30am central time.)
in these final hours of the project, i’m hoping to create a big swell of support that ensures tons of people who could benefit get the chance to participate – and i could really use your help. i teach my chronicbabes to ask for help when they need it, so today i’m walking the talk once again: please consider spending five minutes in the next two days doing one of these things. it will make a meaningful impact:
– make a pledge to the project (even $1 helps!)
– post a link to the project on your facebook profile or page, with a sentence about why it’s important to you
– tweet a link to the project
– post a link to the project on your linkedin page
– email someone you think might be interested
– posting a link at a forum you frequent
– tell someone you know face-to-face (weird, i know!) about the project
thank you so much! your support means the world. and as always – if i can be of any assistance to you, please say the word.

Be AWAP (As Well As Possible) – Jenni

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