Help Mary Tell Her Story

Help Mary Tell Her Story

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Help Writers Tell Their Story
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Mary Wiebe

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Mary has won a scholarship to the prestigious Story Summit in October, 2020. Still, Mary needs help with raising the remaining tuition. Please help Mary realize her potential.

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Hi,

My name is Mary Wiebe and I want to ask you to donate to my Fundly account so that I can attend The Cape Cod Story Summit. It has always been my heart's desire to share my story of raising four children with Tourette's Syndrome. I found that there wasn't a large amount of information on the disorder when my first son was born, and as each child was diagnosed, most of what I learned came from observation. 

I have a strong faith in God and in my relationship with Jesus. If it hadn't been for them I wouldn't be sitting here right now writing this. Over the past 34 years I have had to write intermittently due to many appointments, school meetings, and hospitalizations. It has only been since 2014 that I have had the opportunity to really get busy.

I am in the process of writing my memoir, I have written and published a chapbook of poetry and short stories, and I have had a poem published in an anthology of poems entitled "Caitlin's Hands."

Last year I had the priviledge of attending the Rocaberti's Writing Retreat in France for a Screenplay I had written. It was there that I had the opportunity to meet David Paul Kirkpatrick and Deb Engel. And through them I heard aboud the Cape Cod Summit.

I am very excited to attend because God led me to France to meet Deb, and she is now my mentor on my memoir. I feel the same pull toward attending The Summit.

I grealy appreciate your time and consideration, and I am humbled for your generosity by giving to a complete stranger. May God bless you for helping me.

In Him,

Mary K. Wiebe

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WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF STORY

We believe in imagination.

From the beginning, it was always the word. Through the unique ability to imagine and connect to one another through words, humankind stepped into greatness.

We know story changes lives.

Had it not been for Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, our hearts may never have known compassion for the poor.

We know story activates positive social change.

Had it not been for  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, there may have never have been a civil rights movement.

We have watched story transform community.

Had it not been for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story, there may never have been the charitable component associated with the holiday.

We believe in encouraging the storyteller.

We need one another. Had Ernest Hemingway not encouraged J.D. Salinger, there may never have been The Catcher in the Rye

We are committed to helping storytellers find their audience.

The writer’s life can be lonely, so it is important to connect them with professionals who can support them in their storytelling and a lifetime of stories.

STORYTELLER FOUNDATION

We see people, not writers. We are inspired by their passion and their willingness to give themselves up for their story.

We see equal value in all writers. We are dedicated to improving the lives of every storyteller we work with.

We build partnerships around the world with like-minded dreamers interested in building a better tomorrow through the future of storytelling.

STORYTELLER MISSION

The Mission of the Storyteller Foundation is to elevate the human experience through stories that inspire and encourage.

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