Friday, May 31, 2013

Donation Bomb!

Donation Bomb for Ben Wolverton!
I love the writing community. Over and over they show their support for each other in a way that always amazes me. Right now one of our own is in need of some serious support, and people are stepping up in big ways..
Ben Wolverton, age 16, was in a tragic longboarding accident on April 3rd, 2013. He suffers from severe brain trauma, a cracked skull, broken pelvis and tail bone, burnt knees, bruised lungs, broken ear drums, road rash, and pneumonia. He was in a coma, but has recently awakened. His family has no insurance.

Ben's treatments are already over $1,000,0000. Ben will need extensive therapy as he relearns how to walk.

 Ben's father, David Farland, is an author. He supports his family off his books. As you can imagine, the medical expenses are a little overwhelming. 
So, here's the deal, Leigh Covington got some bloggers together and thought, 'if we all donated at least $5 in one day, how much would that add up to helping Ben?' So here we are, asking for a small sacrifice to help one of our own.

If you can't afford to donate then we would love if you could help us spread the word. David has been working really hard trying to sell books and do fundraisers, this is the least we can do to help him out.
You can go here to donate and find out more.

Oh yeah, and the awesome Leigh Covington is giving away an ecopy of Million Dollar Outlines if you donate. Check it out!

Thank you everyone!


  1. The writing community is amazing.

    Halfway done with Secondary Characters and I love it!! I'm a sucker for adorable lineman, so it's right up my alley ;)

  2. I wish Ben and his family all the best. The writing community is full of wonderful people.

  3. You're awesome Rachel! Lots of prayers for Ben and his family. :)

  4. Aw, how tragic! I hope this donation bomb is able to do a lot of help for them!

  5. It's times like these the online writing community truly shines. I've been keeping up with Ben's progress on Facebook, and he's looking better every day.

  6. Wow, I know a few people in this situation right now where they need surgeries they can't afford. It's just awful.

  7. I tried to donate already, but the site they're using is blocked in South Africa, so unless I can get a bank account somewhere, my hands are tied. :-(

  8. Very worthy cause! It's good of you to blog about this!

  9. I bought a copy of his book on outlines when I heard about this. Definitely a worthy cause.