Monday, October 12, 2015

Beauty Rises

  There is something special when people share injuries in common
(like me and other burn survivors).
It's like we know each other and are instant friends 
and members of a special support group.
I've enjoyed speaking with people and places like hospitals,
schools, and other organizations.
Even though I'm not a professional, I've loved sharing my 
story of hope and encouragement and learning how it affects people.  
This makes me happy.
A year after my physical beauty was literally burned away,
 I felt something rise up within me.  
The thought of having a beautiful life again gave me hope and I wanted to heal. 

 Christian and I have organized a public charity called Beauty Rises.
I want to expand my own experiences into a movement that ministers the 
message of "how beauty rises" as it did in my life.
I want to take this message to hospitals, schools 
and communities to show "how beauty rises".  
I want to promote the hundreds of true and inspiring stories that
 I have seen in the people that I have met over the years. 
 And I want to share these messages of hope with people 
who need it most...patients in hospitals, students in schools, 
people in my community and your communities everywhere!
I've set up an initial website where 
you can donate and become a part of Beauty Rises.  
Starting today, our charity is officially raising money 
to fund our initiatives and programs.
We will be creating inspiring vignettes of real women who show how Beauty Rises.
These women deserve a platform to share their inspirational stories
and lift others in the process.
I'm inviting you all to be a part of it, and please
share it with your friends and social media outlets!
You can register through PayPal here.
When you donate you are registered as a member of Beauty Rises.  
You can even make your donation reoccurring to continue contributing.