(Large parts of this post are copied and pasted from other sources, as I didn’t see the need to restate everything.)
Ben Wolverton, age 16, was in a tragic long-boarding accident on Wednesday the 4th, 2013. He suffers from severe brain trauma, a cracked skull, broken pelvis and tail bone, burnt knees, bruised lungs, broken ear drums, road rash, pneumonia, and is currently in a coma. His family has no insurance.
Ben is the son of author David Farland, whose books have won multiple awards, and who is widely known as a mentor to many prominent authors, such as Brandon Sanderson, Stephenie Meyer, and Brandon Mull. Costs for Ben’s treatment are expected to rise above $1,000,0000. To help raise money for Ben, we are having a book bomb (focused on Nightingale and Million Dollar Outlines) on behalf of Ben
You can learn more about Ben’s condition, or simply donate to the Wolverton family here: http://www.gofundme.com/BensRecovery
A Book Bomb is an event where participants purchase a book on a specific day (in this case, Wednesday, April 10th) to support the author, or, in this case, a young person in serious need: Ben Wolverton. Purchasing on a specific day causes the book’s visibility to rise in Amazon’s rankings, leading to more purchase by people outside of the Book Bomb.
Your Action List:
1) The Book Bomb is for Nightingale and Million Dollar Outlines and is taking place TODAY, which is WEDNESDAY. If you click through the Amazon link above, ANYTHING else you buy, Dave will get a percentage of. If the two books being bombed don’t appeal to you, Dave has written literally scores of others, both as Dave Farland (his fantasy byline) and Dave Wolverton (his SF byline). Anything you buy helps benefit the family.
2) There is now a website up for Ben thanks to James Duckett. You can send people there to buy the books. Please link blog posts to it. It can also be used after the book bomb. http://www.helpwolverton.com/
3) Tell others about the book bomb
4) People can just donate money here: http://www.gofundme.com/BensRecovery