This inspirational illustration book showcases STRENGTH by profiling success stories of individuals deal with Crohn's Disease everyday.
"I have Dreams and I have Nightmares; I have overcome my Nightmares because of my Dreams."
I am Tommy G, founder and CEO of a company called iQ MultiMedia LLC. I am the creator and photographer of the inspirational book called Fortitudo. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease while working on an independent music project. Though there were many times, I wanted to give up due to the physical pain and impromptu ER visits appointments, I refused to let this disease deter me from completing my vision.
After I had awakened from a colonoscopy, my doctor walked into the recovery room and handed me a pamphlet with the words "Crohn's Disease" and walks out the room.
Just like that I have a disease... with no knowledge of its magnitude or what I am dealing with. So I did what everyone else in this world does, turn to the internet for my answers. Needless to say, the internet informed me of the worst news I ever heard in my entire life. I quickly began to lose hope after reading all the things online. I literally thought my life was over and I was going to die. After months on end of being depressed, I met more more and more people who had been dealing with Crohn's Disease, so I began to wonder how many other individuals dealing with this disease on a daily basis has refused to let it stop them. So I began to research and I would like to come into contact with others whose stories WILL serve as an INSPIRATION for me and other "crohnies" to lead a successful life.
I will travel to the homes of these individuals getting to know them personally, learning their story (occupation, motivation, recreation, etc) to create this compelling compilation of success.
#fortitudo, an inspirational photography book showcasing STRENGTH by profiling success stories of individuals dealing with Crohn's Disease everyday.
The funds raised for #fortitudo have been itemized for travel, illustrations, photography, indexing, crew, and contingency etc.
Outreach has been done to connect individuals and support groups for those with Crohn's disease and other common diseases. In addition, the viral marketing campaigns will precede with celebrity endorsed messages to show how they have become inspired by individuals who are battling Crohn's Disease on the daily.
-Document stories of triumph over the disease.
-Create more awareness for safer, cheaper, more effective ways with treating and coping with the disease.
-Spark a national movement emphasizing one's right to be made aware of and to choose from all available treatments.
We have a growing social media base on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. We seek to continue to grow this community so we can spread awareness about these diseaes, alertnative treatments, and fortitudo- a physical strength, courage, and moral bravery.
The more funds we raise together, the better this book will be and more people will be inspired to overcome Crohn's Disease and other diseases that they may be dealing with. Your support means the world to me, but is invaluable to the millions who have this disease.
Thank you so much for all of your support in helping launch #fortitudo! This will be exciting!
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