Diabetes Connection for New Website and Children’s Book

This morning, I printed out a copy of each page from my old website. My new website is almost ready to be launched and my “Yellow Brain” wanted to keep a record of that site, as I have done with the previous websites.

As as I was printing out the pages I realized that I had forgotten the “Diabetes Connection” section from the old site. Those of you who have followed my work know that I am passionate about creating an awareness and education about diabetes and allocating 10% of my book royalties to diabetes education and research, because of my family and the world-wide epidemic of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Because my picture book for children with diabetes. Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat and Diabetes, has not been published yet so I decided not to include it on the new website. That being done, I sadly forgot about all the other wonderful information that was in Purr-fect Pals and the “Diabetes Connection”.

When I discovered my error, I immediately called Jeff Lewis, my web designer and he said it was not problem to include the information. Then I spoke with my publicist, Cynthia Stine about updating the documents. Lastly, I emailed my editor, Jennifer Cahill to send me the PDF of the Silver Apricot Chapter in Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, which focuses on being committed to searching for a solution to problems.

In the story Sigmund the Royal Wizard must find a solution to cure Princess Shayna’s linger sleeping illness. The princess has diabetes. The message to readers and listeners: You do not have to be perfect to be loved. Princess Shayna is not perfect, she has diabetes. I also asked Jennifer to send the accompanying Gift Giver Guide (GGG) page that helps parents and teachers start a conversation with their children and students.The GGG questions ask the reader and listener to reveal the truth about something that was difficult for them to deal with and when Clouds of Chaos shadow their life and how do the clouds look and feel.

Sigmund the Royal Wizard teaching Princess Shayna
how to dispense her Silver Apricot Potion

The new ideas for the “Diabetes Connection” will include an introduction to explain Princess Shayna’s connection to diabetes, my family diabetes story, 10 short stories to encourage and educate families, links to diabetes resources and a JDRF cover story about our son, Joshua who received his skydiving tandem jump master rating and was only the second individual with Type 1 to receive that rating.  More information and activities will be posted in the future.

To quote Sigmund the Royal Wizard, “Rimsiyavyo!”
I found the solution!

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  1. Jeff on September 25, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Sheila, congratulations on the new website! It was a lot of fun working with you on it. I wish you much success.

    • sheila on September 26, 2011 at 9:00 am

      Jeff, thank you for your good wishes. The website is remarkable because of your design, technology and communication expertise. Our Yellow/Blue Teamwork was a grand collaboration. Bravo! You were patient, listened to my concerns and taught me how to work with this new WordPress platform. I will be refer you with high accolades to anyone who is looking for a website EXPERT I am most grateful for the opportunity to work with you and look forward to expanding what we created! Sincerely, Sheila

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