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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, May 29 2019 12:01 AM UTC +00:00.

About

THE ABLE PROJECT presents: The ABLE Network!


 My name is Veronica Monahan and I have a hidden disorder called Epilepsy. Throughout my life I have faced struggles, not as much with my own medical issues, but more so with the way others perceived me and getting diagnosed by doctors. This is why I started my original brand VMCommunications, which began on the foundation of inspiring entrepreneurs and startups to branch out and be mindful during the hiring process. 

 While working I continued to pursue my education. Studying for my Master's in Media Management at The New School, I found out how passionate I was in social impact and began to look deeper into who I truly was as a social entrepreneur. I reviewed my story and what shaped me as a person, I reflected the lives of the people surrounding me and what shaped them as well. I noticed patterns of behavior and cycles shaped by stigmas associated with these cycles.

THE ABLE PROJECT is a social movement pushing to change the stigmas surrounding invisible illness, mental health, and addiction. All of these groups have many similarities and form a cycle that is bound like no other. One of the largest connections between these groups is the reliability on prescription medication. More often than not, members from these communities are in and out of hospitals and spend more time with doctors and therapists than anyone else. There are many more commonalities, but it is time to discuss how we set common goals and educate others.

  • How THE ABLE PROJECT will benefit everyone!

Let's start a conversation! This Kickstarter will introduce the first step of many for THE ABLE PROJECT, which is to create an inclusive podcast that streams live on an affiliated website. The Podcast is intended to discuss topics such as stigmas surrounding invisible illness, mental health and addiction. By having affiliated guests and interviews from respectable community and social media members who are very outspoken on similar topics, TAPLive will get the community forum involved. 

There is already a set plan of three days to have live discussions and to keep everyone motivated which includes sessions for children and teens. There is also a design layout set up for events (individuals may create events that must be approved), a success page which allows members to post jobs and forward opportunities, and when TAP gets a space there will be counseling services, meet-ups and even more private events available. 

Podcast Website
Podcast Website

The initial Website layout was to stream visual images of the studio during the podcast. Here is an original sketch of those intended plans.

Sketch of Web Design Layout
Sketch of Web Design Layout
  • Moving Forward!

THE ABLE PROJECT intends on pushing boundaries and changing the way we as a society see healthcare. Once I reach my goal, I look to set up and spread awareness. After that, begin to change the stigmas within each community in NYC. Then, branch out and go all over America! As a society, it is our responsibility to fix what is broken.

I look forward to reaching my goal and delivering order forms to my backers so that each one can receive custom items and apparel.  



Help me and The Network reach our goal and receive custom apparel order forms for select rewards. Pin options are also available.


  • My mission is my passion, become apart of it today!

By becoming apart of The Able Network, you become apart of a new generation of people working to make change. This Network is taking responsibility of all that is currently broken and taking action! Whether you are a member of one of these three communities or not, you are apart of this generation trying to make change. Become apart of that better future.

We are all ABLE! Let's be better at becoming a community of ABLE bodies who are capABLE of doing more! Let's start making changes in healthcare, government policies, and more! 

Become apart of The Able Network and/or a volunteer today.

Risks and challenges

Challenges I fear are deadlines not being reached and production not being up to par. Likely there will be setbacks, as I predict there will be delays in retrieving a space in set time. One thing I am sure of is that my estimated goal is to have an inclusive set and because of this that includes many risks such as people being outspoken and over opinionated when they disagree on topics. But I believe this is a good thing for the future, we need to have heated discussions and get talking about this now!

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Long-lasting design

My long-term goal is to document and research my efforts and reflect opinions on healthcare. According to current research, hospital facilities deplete more resources and loose financial assets (backers and investors), which causes an impact on the way medical professionals treat patients, then cycles to the current economic flux of 2019 whereas insurance is concerned. It is due to the depletion of resources, lack of training, and repetitive treatment of patients that society has reached such peril.

My research will provide an ongoing movement which no longer separates groups. By gathering groups, the power in numbers will logically gather better research and create a sustainable factoring system which will better understand the core problematic issues underlining healthcare during and prior to a diagnosis of invisible illness and mental health-related issues. This will become cost-effective, sustainable and less problematic for multiple resources.

I encourage the social movement to prolonge development so that within the next decade, I will be able to develop a website design and expansion to platforms all around New York. This platform design will encourage an on-site emergency call button for those who need help. There will also be services for those who need to input and/or document daily issues and if they need to speak to a professional.

The platforms will be similar and/or combined with digital traveling platforms, a person will appear on the screen and you may make a special request if you are visually and/or hearing impaired you may make requests prior to the ambulance coming. The same circumstances apply to people who speak other languages and who have a prior diagnosis, allergies, and more.

Sustainable materials

During this campaign the materials I will be using include technology. I will be requiring microphones and cameras along with my laptop for web design. The rest of my items include software.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

Medical facilities deplete resources and by doing so, they rely on old fashion models of practice. My research will change the way these resources are used and hopefully sustain a new business model of healthcare which combines psychology and other forms of medical practice.

Something else

I implement the power of knowledge!

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