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By Lara Bell

Birthday Party Paradise

Mehrnaz Gill’s The Yellow Butterfly

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’ve always said someIn the book, yelday I’m going to write low butterflies are a book and donate all “wishes with wings.” What is of the proceeds to charity, your biggest wish? so when Tanglewood resiMy two biggest dent Mehrnaz Gill wrote a wishes are for my book called The Yellow Butchildren to grow up valuing the terfly about a magical yellow real things in life – family and butterfly that grants wishes, I true friendships – and to make wanted to see what inspires a real difference in people’s lives Mehrnaz Gill Mehrnaz. So, this month we by developing intergenerational are going inside Mehrnaz’s creative mind. programs that serve children and older adults. Why did you decide to write a children’s book? You volunteer with many I wrote The Yellow Butterfly non profits but helping in memory of my late father. the elderly is something dear to you. He was quite passionate about children’s Why? causes so I decided to write a book benI was always very close to my efiting various children’s charities. This grandparents, especially my was my way of honoring his memory and maternal grandmother. She developed Alcontinuing his legacy of giving. Texas Chilzheimer’s when I was in high school and dren’s Hospital was the recipient of all of lived with us for ten years while battling the proceeds from my first two book signthis devastating disease. I studied Gerings. I have also donated a portion of the ontology so I could better understand the proceeds to several other worthy organiaging process and help the elderly. zations including The Children’s Assessment Center and The Houston Hospice Any more books on the hoButterfly Program. rizon because my wish is that the next one is on its way? How did you come up with My hope is to enrich chilthe The Yellow Butterfly? dren’s minds and souls After losing my father, I made through the Magical Yellow Butterfly book a simple wish which came true series. Since the publication of my first by the presence of a beautiful yellow butbook, children have been e-mailing me terfly. Now, whenever I see yellow buttertheir wishes, and I will be using some of flies, I’m reminded that we never truly lose these wishes in my upcoming books. The the people we love. They are always with second book in the series is almost finus; we just need to look for signs. The yelished. It’s an inspirational story of two sets low butterfly in the story brings my late faof siblings living on opposites sides of the ther’s positive attitude and love to children world whose lives will change dramatically everywhere who need the powerful magic through the powerful magic of heartfelt of heartfelt wishes. Now, whenever they wishes. see a yellow butterfly, they will know that their wishes have been given wings.

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Community magazine absolutely highlighting the people, events, happenings, businesses and town of Memorial Area, Texas.

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