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Book project portraying the harrowing journey across Mexico by rail of undocumented Central American migrants.
127 backers pledged $10,425 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Jon Shenk on June 4, 2012

      Dear MFHD; First and foremost: Thank You-&-I'm So Sorry.

      It's pretty amazing that you managed to put together such an articulately detailed recounting of your jornada and then drop-in the "and my mom died" bomb as if it were just one more part of the trip ... which - for you, in the moment - I guess it was sort of. Thank you for your dedication, your courage, your skill and your eloquent reporting on your project/mission. Blessings to you and your family as you pass through this initial stage of grief and loss.

      Un abrazo solidario,

    2. Creator Nina Doran on June 3, 2012

      ((muchos abrazos Michelle))
      I was mesmerized reading your story. The visuals clear in my mind...squeezing off that last shot. So many of us relate to that. But the the words of your father on the phone about your mom. I'm so sorry. I hope you can find some strength and love w family. I'm sure your dad needs support now. You will get back to the project when time heals and we will all be waiting to continue following your journey

    3. Creator Tom McClintock on June 3, 2012

      This is a truly remarkable project -- thanks for the update, and our condolences on the loss of your mother.

    4. Creator inja on May 16, 2012

      WooHooo to you!!!
      godSpeed and Bon voyage!
      Best Wishes!
      I can't wait to see the results of your joys and efforts.

    5. Creator inja on May 16, 2012

      WooHooo to you!!!
      godSpeed and Bon voyage!
      Best Wishes!
      I can't wait to see the results of your joys and efforts.

    6. Creator George L Smyth on May 10, 2012

      Got my print today. I am looking forward to the completion of the project.

    7. Creator Alison on April 12, 2012

      There's nothing like the power of persistence. Your work needs to be seen. Thanks for letting us all help you go the distance. Cuidate.

    8. Creator Diana Price on April 11, 2012

      Mary and I think you are so cool.

    9. Creator Wesley Meacombs on March 8, 2012

      I'm looking forward to seeing all of the "Backers Only" updates. Dawn and I are so excited to help you with Destino! The images you capture are always amazing. We're so glad to help out.

      Dawn and Wesley

    10. Creator Claudio Vazquez on March 8, 2012

      It's looking great!

    11. Creator Michelle Frankfurter on March 7, 2012

      Thanks so much Henkster!

    12. Creator Lauren Henkin on March 7, 2012

      A joy to be able to contribute to this... you rock.

    13. Creator Ralph Alswang on March 7, 2012

      Great work. I was honored to give a small amount today to support your project!

    14. Creator Becky Selengut on March 7, 2012

      Go Michelle! We're rooting for you!!

    15. Creator Heather Weiner on March 7, 2012

      This is a so compelling. Best of luck!