Local Author Helps Nonprofit Raise Funds
12/17/2009

An unnamed donor read an article about The Weight of Silence, and the work of The Miracle Foundation discussed in the book, when it was featured in India Abroad Magazine.

Online PR News – 17-December-2009 – – Austin, TX, December 15, 2009 – Can individuals make big miracles happen? The answer is an undeniable, “Yes!” In this season of giving, a local author has helped inspire a large charitable donation. Austin writer Shelley Seale learned recently that The Miracle Foundation of Austin, Texas, received a $10,000 donation brought about by her new book, The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India.

An unnamed donor read an article about The Weight of Silence, and the work of The Miracle Foundation discussed in the book, when it was featured in India Abroad Magazine.

“I am thrilled to learn that my book has inspired such a generous donation,” says Seale. “The lasting impact of this bequest, which will provide a home and housemother for ten children throughout their entire childhood, is immeasurable. My purpose in writing this book was to give these children a voice, and it’s incredibly rewarding to know that people are not only hearing, but are responding, to those voices.”

In The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India, Seale depicts her journey over three years, into orphanages and through the streets and slums of India. The narrative non-fiction book, published by Dogs Eye View Media, follows the lives of children such as those brought to life in the Academy Award winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire.”

According to DEVM’s Managing Editor, Nola Lee Kelsey, “The staff at DEVM could not be more pleased to know that the beautiful work of Ms. Seale is bringing additional donors, support and attention to the daily struggles of the 25 million parentless children of India.”