About the book:
Overcoming Adversity is an anthology that brings together a collection of seventy moving and uplifting original pieces - real life, flash fiction, and poetry - about battling against the odds and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The contributors include Amazon bestselling authors Alex J. Cavanaugh and Kyra Lennon, and the cream of upcoming talent.
The anthology is part of a fundraising effort to send the editor's stepson, Andrew McNaughton, to a specialist college in England. Andrew has cerebral palsy, and is a remarkable young man with a promising future. However, the free further education options offered in his own country of Scotland will not challenge him and allow him to progress. In order to access the education he deserves, Andrew will have to pay exorbitant fees, thus creating a situation of discrimination.
Help us get Andrew to college by buying a book that runs the full gamut of human emotions, ultimately leaving you inspired and glad to be alive. Whatever struggles you are going through, our sincere hope is that this book will help.
Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. Visit him at http://nickwilford.blogspot.co.uk/.
I'm honored to be part of this anthology. To help celebrate and spread the word, I decided to run a race for Andrew. A race was coming up in our area and I thought about wearing the Friend's of Andrew Super Star campaign t-shirt. I spoke with my teammates about it (normally we run with club t-shirts during these events) and they were encouraging and also wanted to show their support. So yesterday, my friends and I ran a 10K for Andrew. It's not a big deal, but somewhere in a little town in France, we ran for Andrew and we wish him the best for a bright future.
|This is our little running group and Jean on the end-
our token male.
|Everyone ran with a printout of Andrew and Nick's
bloghop button and ant mascot during the race.
|"Pfff. I'm running this race with my eyes closed."
|Waiting for the start.
|Wishing you all the best Andrew!