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Thursday, August 16, 2007  3:34:00 AM

by Miriam L. Jacobs


BETHEL, NY- June 18, 2007- Author/poet Miriam L. Jacobs has recently published an anthology dedicated to raise awareness to an illness that her young granddaughter was born with.

Giant Congenital Nevus is a rare skin disorder which affects hundreds of babies each year, yet few have ever heard of it.

Her granddaughter, Candace, who celebrated her 8th birthday on June 18, was born with Giant Congenital Nevus. The delivery room fell silent on that notable date in 1999. Even the delivering doctor did not know what was covering two-thirds of the tiny baby's face.

After some research, Mrs. Jacobs determined that the public at large needed to be educated and has written numerous editorials and articles to this end sharing about this potentially malignant, socially unacceptable skin condition.

In May 2007, published through, Mrs. Jacobs wrote, My Name is Not Monkey Girl, to help promote tolerance and compassion for children who are born with physical differences who are often the victims of stares, finger pointing, taunts, whispering and name calling.

The title of this inspirational children's story is significant in that one youngster called Candace a monkey girl while Candace attempted to play with her.

According to the author, "I decided then and there that parents need to educate their children on how to be tolerant of others who look different from them! I knew that I would someday write a book called, My Name is Not Monkey Girl, and I thank God for giving me the strength and wherewithal to do it!"

Promoting tolerance and compassion has been Miriam's mission for several years now and her latest dream to come to fruition is the publication of Embracing Candace: Anthology One through her own publishing company, Candalyse Publishing, a combination of her two granddaughters' names, Candace and Alyse.

This is a brilliant compilation of inspirational poetry and original artwork donated to this cause by poets and artists from around the world!

The book is an important one that has gotten very little press.

Mrs. Jacobs' idea was to publish a book of inspirational poems that would serve as a resource for parents and teachers, grandparents, schools and libraries to assist with teaching children the importance of kindness, patience, unconditional love, tolerance and compassion.

The resulting anthology is a masterpiece that superseded her vision.

This book can be purchased using pay pal, money orders, checks and western union! Proceeds will fund additional surgeries for Candace.

Candace is an amazing intellectually gifted child who, at only 8 years of age, has endured more than the average adult will in a lifetime.

She has had nine facial surgeries to remove the Nevus and will have several more facial reconstruction surgeries to restore her face, nose, eye and lip to proper proportion.

Please support Miriam L. Jacobs in her literary endeavors by purchasing these incredible books which will assist in spreading the word on Giant Congenital Nevus and raise funds for her granddaughter's continuing facial reconstruction.

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