Some may know I’m co-writing the memoir of former professional opera singer, Donald Braswell who lost his voice in a freak accident.
Never a quitter, Donald fought back, relearning first how to speak and then sing, until thirteen long years later, he made his national television debut, ending in the Top Five of America’s Got Talent.
View the YouTube video of his inspiring first performance here.
One of Donald’s catchphrases is “Follow Your Dreams” so that’s the theme of the contest I'm hosting.
TO ENTER: In 200 words or less, please share an inspirational something that’s happened to you, by you or that you know to be true via a friend or family member.
Submit your entry via the comment section below. (Title NOT included in word count.)
Feel free to enter today - your entry will be included in this seven-day contest that starts tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 and ends 11:59 p.m. EST Jan. 27, 2012.
THE PRIZE: Donald has agreed to donate a signed set of three CD’s to the Grand Prize Winner. The CD’s are:
· New Chapter (2007)
· We Fall And We Rise Again (2010)
· Unchained (2011)
To help spread the word, anyone who adds @markjkoopmans to a tweet publicizing the contest or sends over a link to their blog post that mentions the contest will be in a drawing to win a $20 Gift Card. (Winner to choose type of card, i.e for a restaurant or Amazon, etc.)
Grand Prize Winner will be notified by Jan. 30, 2012.
Amazon Gift Card Winner will be notified by Jan. 29, 2012.
Please follow me via the “Join This Site” button to read up on the competition :)
Questions? Please use the comments form. I’ll answer within twenty-four hours.
Thanks for participating and Good Luck!
Please feel free to pull and use the contest button (Donald's picture on the upper left hand side of my blog.) Thanks in advance :)