Walsall Author Writes About Living With Vasculitis
13th June 2024
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Local poet, author and musician Mark Ingram was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease large cell Vasculitis eighteen months ago.



 A debilitating condition which is incurable Mark has refused to take his situation lying down and has written a book of poems called Inflammatory Enemy, my journey with Vasculitis which is available through the author or Amazon UK for £5 with all proceeds going to Vasculitis UK.      


In addition to the book Mark is also arranging the second charity evening in aid of the condition on Saturday 7th September at Delves Baptist Church again with all proceeds going to the Vasculitis UK charity.         


Mark says "when I was given my diagnosis I decided to capture my thoughts, feelings and experiences in the best way possible, which for me is through poetry.      


When I had a good few pieces written I asked my good friend Colin Meek who owns the Inherit the earth publishing company if he could help with getting the book out into the world and he agreed to do so for free which was incredibly kind and supportive. The book lays bare my feelings and experiences both before during and after my diagnosis sometimes with despair sometimes with humour but always with honesty.I hope that it helps others who are fighting similar health battles some encouragement.        


The charity evening is the second one we have done, last year was a great success and raised over £500 for Vasculitis UK and a repeat of that this, year would be great. The evening will showcase the talents of local poets and musicians and admission £5 again with all the money raised going to Vasculitis UK.        


Mark says there is a serious side to the event which is the fundraising but the content is fun, joyous and enlightening I hope we can get a good turnout. 

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