Thank you for writing, and practically saving my life.

Hello! I’m sure you get a lot of messages that start off like this and sound similar to this…but I don’t think that I could live peacefully without writing this to you. You have saved my life, without even knowing it.

When I first started reading the Alice Series, I made a new friend. I had just transferred to a cyber school and I pretty much had no one. I was in a tough place mentally and was self harming and suicidal. But, reading your books make me feel better. And I can honestly say that I’m not sure where I would be without them. (Hopefully that doesn’t sound too crazy.)

Moving on, I ended up having an accident that lead me to the hospital for a spinal injury…the scans revealed a disease that I have that will make me end up in a wheelchair and not having good use of my limbs. Things are already hard, but I am trying to make the best of things while I can.


Phyllis replied:

I feel honored that my books have meant so much to you, and wish that I could say something now that would make your life easier.   What I do hope for you is that before things get as difficult as you tell me they might, medical science will have advanced to the place that better treatments and better outcomes will change your future for the better.  Every person on the planet will some day face an illness or physical challenge that medicine cannot overcome, because medicine will always be advancing.  Some people simply face it sooner than others.  That’s why it’s so important to make every day count, and it sounds as though you are living by that philosophy.  Thank you so much for your email!

Posted on: February 4, 2017


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