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Parkinson's Disease Patient Tells Personal Story to Benefit PD Research; Donates Book Proceeds to PD Charities
Date:7/1/2010

Bill Schmalfeldt thought his story was worth telling. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000, having experimental deep brain stimulation surgery in 2007, Bill wrote a manuscript about the experience. Not only could he not find a literary agent willing to even look at it, publishers rejected it without even reading sample chapters. Believing the story needed to be told, Bill dug into his own pockets and took the self-publishing route. Now he's donating the author proceeds to the PD organizations that helped him.

(PRWEB) July 1, 2010 -- After undergoing experimental brain surgery, a Maryland Parkinson’s disease patient believed his story would make an interesting and uplifting book for people suffering from the same condition. He just couldn't find a literary agent who agreed with him.

Most publishers will only accept requested manuscripts from agents they have done business with in the past. Becoming a author at an established publishing house, he discovered, was like trying to join an exclusive country club by just walking in off the street and asking for an application.

Frustrated after years of trying to get an agent to even answer a query letter, Bill Schmalfeldt decided to take matters into his own hands. Reaching into his own pocket, he has self-published his story and is donating 100 percent of the author’s proceeds from the book’s sale to help find a cure for this crippling, degenerative neurological disease.

"No Doorway Wide Enough" is Schmalfeldt’s personal story about living with a neurological disease that afflicts over a million Americans. 100 percent of the author proceeds will be donated to the '/>"/>

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