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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 21 2015 8:37 PM UTC +00:00

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Breast Cancer: a journey with friends

Is a collection of voices and perspectives related to breast cancer.  I started interviewing breast cancer patients, their family members, and health care providers with the intent of creating an anthology of stories that would provide hope and inspiration and create a sense of community.  Over the past year this simple project has taken on a life of its own and I have discovered a vast network of wonderful people linked by a horrible disease that impacts almost every life in one way or another.  Many survivors, patients, and family members are trying to make sense of this potentially deadly disease and their lives that it has changed forever.

I discovered some common themes around diagnosis, treatment, body image, and life after cancer.  The voices make up a symphony that is raw and real.  Somehow we all go on and sometimes are even able to create beauty and hope out of tragedy

Risks and challenges

Publication and promotion are two of the greatest hurdles for any author. I am working with a local publisher and publicist on this project. I do not anticipate any major delays at this time, but there is always the unexpected.
The goal is to have publication coincide with breast cancer month: October 2015. Delays in publisher availability or in editor deadlines could potentially push publication to a later date.

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