Today I am very happy to be helping launch the new cover for Trekker Girl Morocco Bound by Dawne Archer. The proceeds from this book will be donated to a UK charity: Thrombosis UK – more about them later. Dawne is a very brave and inspiring lady who almost died from a Deep Vein Thrombosis and a Pulmonary Embolism at the tender age of 26 due to a misdiagnosis from the medical profession.
She went on to trek across Morocco to raise awareness and funds for the UK charity Thombosis UK and this book is the story of her journey. Please consider buying her book to help the charity.
About the Author
Dawne lives a full and active life, indulging her curious nature through travel by any means possible. Backpacking, road trips, cruising, sailing, whatever opportunity comes her way.
Brave or foolhardy? That is the question Dawne asks herself when she stubbornly pursues her goal of trekking in the Sahara Desert to raise funds for Thrombosis UK.
Suffering blood clots in her leg and lung at the age of 26, Dawne’s quest is to raise awareness of thrombosis, donating profits from sales of “Trekker Girl Morocco Bound” to the charity.
As a radio presenter, she interviews people from all walks of life. Often, she becomes the interviewee, talking about her brush with death and how life is still an adventure, despite her diagnosis of an inherited clotting disorder.
Dawne started writing to describe the ups and downs of her unforgettable desert trek. Reliving her travel experiences encourages her to write on, and you can read about some of her adventures in her chapter of “Itchy Feet”.
Watch out for more from Dawne Archer, Trekker Girl.
And now here is the gorgeous new cover…I can just feel the heat rising off the Sahara Desert!
Brave or foolhardy?
That is the question Dawne asks herself when she stubbornly pursues her goal of trekking in the Sahara Desert to raise funds for Thrombosis UK.
As she battles excruciating back pain and slogs across the unforgiving desert landscape in boots held together with gaffer tape, will her determination to educate others to the perils of thrombosis drive her to achieve one of the toughest challenges of her life. Or will trekking in the Sahara prove a step too far?
All profits from book sales will be donated to the charity Thrombosis UK which works to educate the public and health professionals to ‘Spot the Clots’. Knowing what to look out for might save your life or that of someone close to you.
Every six seconds a person dies from VTE globally.
VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM – formation of a clot in a vein e.g. Deep Vein Thrombosis in the leg, part of which can break off and travel to the lung forming a Pulmonary Embolism.
Our priority is for everyone to KNOW the Risks Signs & Symptoms of VTE and to support research to extend UNDERSTANDING into the PREVENTION and BEST MANAGEMENT of VTE.
Dawne Archer is without doubt a very brave and inspiring person and her book, Trekker Girl, Morocco Bound is testament to this.
At the age of 26 Dawne suffered life threatening blood clots which were misdiagnosed by the medical professionals she went to for help.
Her father later tragically died from a similar situation involving blood clots.
Ever since these events Dawne has been on a mission to educate people about blood clots and the behaviour changes we need to adopt in order to protect ourselves against them. She set herself a challenge in her fifties to take part in a trek across the Sahara Desert in order to raise money for the charity Thrombosis UK and this book is the story of her journey. She had to endure terrible pain in her back and leg which came on shortly before the trek and almost derailed her carefully made plans. This lady is made from strong stuff and she wasn’t going to let a little (lot of) agonizing pain ruin everything she had worked so hard for.
Despite the pain she endured with such courage and determination, Dawne was able to enjoy her challenge and take her mind off her pain by taking in the wonderful sights of the dunes and landscape of the Sahara, along with her cherished time spent with her close childhood friend Sarah, who accompanied her on the trek. It must have made for a wonderful experience and it’s retelling has given us a truly inspiring memoir which I recommend highly!