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‘Cubing for CFS’ is the story of Tony Boukis, a twelve year old kid in grade 6 at Green Oaks Primary School. He is on the football team, loves solving Rubik’s Cubes, and generally enjoys school. However, he has a problem. His younger brother, George, has been ill for some time, and Tony is sure he’s faking it. That is until George is diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Tony sets out to find out what he can about his brother’s illness and then decides to use his Rubik’s cube to do something to help.



‘Cubing for CFS’ is based on a fundraiser my 13 year old did earlier this year to raise money and awareness about chronic fatigue at his school following his younger brother being diagnosed with chronic fatigue in February this year. He was feeling scared and helpless about his brother’s illness, and decided to have a fundraiser to raise money and awareness in support of Emerge Australia.

The message in this book can be used by any family where a child is ill. First, answer the questions siblings ask and let them come to appointments so they know what is going on too. Second, find things they can do to help. It may not be something that they can do directly to help their sibling, but it can be doing something to raise awareness in their community.



To continue with our support of Emerge Australia and the work they do, 10%of all money raised will be donated to Emerge Australia when the campaign is successful.

All the cubes offered as rewards will be purchased from Speedcube.com.au and the brands have been hand picked by my 13 year old.

How The Funds Will Be Used

‘Cubing for CFS’ will be published through Lilly Pilly Publishing early in 2016.

Funds will be used for:
- Editing
- Design and format
- Cover character design
- Cover design
- Chapter illustrations
- Printing costs
- Production of various rewards and shipping
- Pozible fees
- Donation to Emerge Australia

If the target amount is exceeded, the money will go towards printing additional copies of the book and rewards as needed, promotion of the book, and a further donation to Emerge Australia.

The Challenges

The text for this book is almost complete and is being edited. The cover illustration is also being produced. We are aiming for an early 2016 launch, in time for the new school year. All rewards will be sent as soon as the book is published.

The biggest challenge is time. We are coming to a busy time of year with Christmas and school holidays, however, we are confident that we can achieve publication in our time frame.

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A$5 +SupportIf you would simply like to support my project, I will email you a personal thank you, and mention you on my Facebook page.
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$6 +eBook on AmazoneBook version emailed to your email address. Plus a Thank You on our Facebook page.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$20 +Signed Copy of my bookA copy of Cubing for CFS postage included to anywhere in Australia. You will also receive an invitation to the book launch. Postage overseas is extra.
7 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$35 +Books for you & a friendTwo copies of ‘Cubing for CFS’ postage included to the same address. If you want to get this and only want a single copy, we will donate the second copy to a local school library. You will also receive an invitation to the book launch. International postage is extra.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$45 +Get the cubing bugA signed copy of Cubing for CFS and a YJ Guanlong 3x3 cube posted in Australia
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$55 +Continue the cubing bug!Already have a cube or want a different cube? This reward will give you a signed copy of 'Cubing for CFS' and a $20 gift voucher from Speedcube.com.au posted anywhere in Australia. International shipping extra.
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
A$100 +Book and set of cubesIn the book, Tony has a 2x2, 3x3 & 4x4 cube. These three cubes could be yours along with a copy of 'Cubing for CFS', posted anywhere in Australia.
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016