In 2005, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I was seventeen. I faced an unexpected diagnosis, surgery, radiation treatment, job loss – the list goes on. But what stands out most about my journey through cancer and recovery is that I felt incredibly alone. In 2010, I penned my memoir, ‘Would You Like Your Cancer?’ to document how cancer impacted not only me, but my family/friends as well. My story is special in the way that it brought my family and friends together when I needed them most, but it also drove away the person I loved the most. I was sick, heartbroken, angry and alone. I had nothing…
The film has been many years in the making. It will make you laugh, cry and hopefully leave you with a greater appreciation for what you have, because everything can change in an instant.
HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTION HELPS
Your contributions will help fund the stages of production including, but not limited to, the:
- rental of cameras and other professional film equipment
- recording, edits, visual effects, sound design
- music clearances for the audio/soundtrack
- select props, costumes & permits
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
I hope this film serves as a catalyst for honest dialogue between patients, caregivers and their doctors. I hope it helps transform the patient perspective and helps to support young adult patients who are courageously battling cancer, and enable those who love and care for them to better understand the many different impacts of this disease.
WHAT YOU GET + A BONUS!
In addition to the perks listed, you will be getting a PERSONALIZED Christmas card from me this holiday season! (You will need to provide your mailing address for this.)
I will also be offering a BONUS perk, available to everyone who contributes. After the credits roll, space will be provided for contributors to honor individuals affected by cancer by dedicating the film to them.
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