Brain tumors are the centerpiece for this honest, hopeful album. A husband and wife give their perspectives on how God fits into pain.
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Cherisse and Tim want to share their story the best way they know how: through music. They each offer a different perspective on this story, as well as a different sound for their songs. With so much to say and so many ways of saying it, they have decided to make a double album. Each disc will be a standalone record, presenting their unique side of the story. It's mostly written, but they don't have the resources to make it on their own. That's where you and Kickstarter come in.
Form-fitted for one another, Cherisse and Tim met in '04 and married in '09. Two months later, Cherisse was diagnosed with a brain tumor; it was discovered after a sudden onset of seizures. The proceeding two and a half years were a dramatically atypical beginning to a marriage. Brain surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, displaced living arrangements, job loss, and dump-trucks of emotional surprises were awaiting them at every turn.
However, their faith bound them at their beginning and their faith sustained them through their trouble. Feeling oddly blessed, their experience reinforced their trust in God and solidified their common convictions.
Music also bound them at their beginning, each having taken a long journey as songwriters before they knew one another. Each having developed their own, unique sound, they admired and encouraged one another in their craft.
Brain tumors, God, and music have bound them and brought them to this point- this desperate endeavor- where they were destined to arrive.
Here are some sketches and demos of our work for this project:
Finally, here's something we recorded for another brave soul, Cassie Webb. She's a close friend who has had her own battle with a brain tumor in the past two years:
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Cherisse has recently returned to work for the first time since the onset of her illness (YAY!). She is an elementary school teacher and she takes her job VERY seriously. This album is a priority for us, but above this priority is the experience and growth that she provides her students. A combination of her lesson planning and her lowered stamina from her illness may trump our work on the album at times. This may delay the time of completion. But, if you are patient with us, we promise to make this journey worth your while!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Oct 10, 2012 - Nov 9, 2012 (30 days)
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A sincere, social-network thank you.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013Ships within the US only
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A gray, brain-tumor-awareness wristband PLUS the previous reward.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013Ships within the US only
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A signed, thank-you plaque of a Cherisse and Tim promotional photo PLUS previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013Ships within the US only
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We cover a song of your choosing and upload it to YouTube (and give you a shout-out!) PLUS previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013Ships within the US only
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We'll play for you. We'll play a private concert, at your event, or anything else you have in mind (travel expenses may apply outside of Western New York) PLUS previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013Ships within the US only