Michael Walsh and I set our goal at $10,000.00.
It has been nearly a three-year journey from publication to the fulfillment of our goal. By
2016 the Neuron Mirror outreach had raised in sales of the poetry book and small
donations over $8,000.00 for the Lustgarten Foundation. Then a donation of $1,000.00
to the Lustgarten Foundation from a poet friend and his wife, inspired by the
accomplishment of the Neuron Mirror outreach, increased the money raised to over
$9,000.00. A friend on Shelter Island, who had bought Neuron Mirror in the past,
surprised me with a donation of $400.00.
Finally, a poetry contest to benefit the
Lustgarten Foundation, publicized on the Lustgarten Foundation site, raised $805.00,
bringing the present total to $10,300.00. Michael would be pleased. So, too, the five
people who are on the dedication page of Neuron Mirror: Helen Shields, my mother,
and four poets: Robert Long, Siv Cedering, Diana Chang, and Antje Katcher.
Best to all who have helped
and may yet help,