Frederick, MD, March 08, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Miranda N. Prather, author of Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape, donated copies of popular children's book to the Immune Deficiency Foundation and to Special Horses' 2017 Annual Spring Trash or Treasure Auction. Prather has previously supported the Immune Deficiency Foundation during their October 2016 THINK ZEBRA! Campaign. As an Assistant Center Manager at a plasma donation center, Prather believes in the importance of supporting efforts to increase the understanding and quality of life for patients suffering from rare diseases. Always close to Prather's heart are those causes, too, that involve the welfare of equines. Special Horses' 2017 Annual Spring Trash or Treasure Auction provided support for five different equine welfare organizations.
Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape, published by Shoofly View, tells the life story of a blue-collar racehorse who overcame a devastating illness to survive and inspire thousands around the globe who were facing their own struggles and illnesses. The book features playful writing and delightful pictures, by Kentucky artist Hayley Mullins, that bring the tale of Blue Blue Sea to life. Blue Blue Sea was no American Pharoah, but he became a hero just the same.
Miranda N. Prather was born in Texas and grew up in Mississippi, Louisiana and Kentucky. The first horse she recalls following was Seattle Slew, who was born the same year she was, but it was Alydar that was her first horse racing love (and Blue Blue Sea’s great-grandsire). During her time in Kentucky, she took horseback riding lessons and owned an off-track Thoroughbred named Beble.
The Immune Deficiency Foundation is the national patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases through advocacy, education and research. The foundation says, “THINK ZEBRA!” This refers to an old medical saying: “when you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras” and are taught to focus on the likeliest possibilities when making a diagnosis, not the unusual ones. Indeed, those with primary immunodeficiency diseases are the zebras of the medical world.
Special Horses' 2017 Annual Spring Trash or Treasure Auction ran from February 20th through March 4th. The auction supported these outstanding 501(c)(3) equine welfare organizations: Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, Bright Futures Farm, The Exceller Fund, Sunkissed Acres and True Innocents Equine Rescue.
Shoofly View seeks to give authors honest feedback, and if an author presents a well-written, interesting book, the chance at publication. In late 2015, they published Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape, their first book. They are currently looking at other book projects and plan an online journal to highlight the best in writing, art and photography.
Shoo-Fly View Publications