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Karen AlsopBy Karen Alsop
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Karen AlsopBy Karen Alsop
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AU$ 8,465
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106
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 4 2017 6:07 AM UTC +00:00

About

12 Australian photographers have united to produce a unique storybook designed to comfort children who are unwell or in hospital. 



Front Cover featuring Evie (5) and Indy (4) - created by Karen Alsop
Front Cover featuring Evie (5) and Indy (4) - created by Karen Alsop

Titled ‘The Get Well Tree’, the book includes 14 pages of beautiful photoshop artworks featuring photos of childhood cancer survivors Evie Gleeson (5) and Indy Dawes (4) who met in hospital 2 years ago. 

Author Karen Alsop with Evie (5) and Indy (4)
Author Karen Alsop with Evie (5) and Indy (4)


Each page of the book is expertly edited by the photographers and made up of a combination of photos taken of the girls alongside Adobe Stock images donated by Adobe Australia.  

Back Cover of the Book
Back Cover of the Book

The project, headed up by award-winning Australian photographer Karen Alsop, is part of the latest initiative released by community group The Heart Project which aims to change the lives of others through photography.  

A page from the book photographed and composited by Award Winning Digital Artists - Karen Alsop
A page from the book photographed and composited by Award Winning Digital Artists - Karen Alsop

 

www.theheartproject.com.au

‘The Get Well Tree’ was created to help encourage children who are unwell as well as comfort their parents in what can be a stressful time.

Evie, Indy and Hi-5 gift a cancer patient with The Get Well Tree at Monash Children's Hospital
Evie, Indy and Hi-5 gift a cancer patient with The Get Well Tree at Monash Children's Hospital

 

A page from the stunning book - Compositing and Photography by Joanne Manariti
A page from the stunning book - Compositing and Photography by Joanne Manariti

The beautiful story and stunning images will encourage all children who face the challenge of sickness, injury or hospital.

Evie and Indy giving out books in the Cancer Ward at Monash Children's Hospital
Evie and Indy giving out books in the Cancer Ward at Monash Children's Hospital

Our dream for The Heart Project is to see this book go to children all around the world who are admitted to long term hospital stays. Our reward options include not only the ability to purchase for yourself but also the opportunity to fund book donations to the hospital of your choice. 

Help us help millions by bringing hope through literature and art.

Risks and challenges

The book is already completed, and has been printed beautifully by our supporting partners Zno.com and Seldex Australia. The reception of the book has been incredible. Our challenge is simply distribution and cost per book. This is where YOU can help. The more books purchased and donated, the more books we can get printed (at a lower cost per unit) and get into the hands of those that need it most.

We are also open to a publisher taking on this book. Should that happen prior to full funding we will contact all of you with the alternate method of purchase. If the funding goal is achieved, we will work with the publisher directly to get your books into your hands and the hospitals you want supported through this initiative.

*Funding information: Should there be excess funds remaining from this Kickstarter initiative, the funds will be channelled into printing additional books to be donated to hospitals, organisations and charities that will benefit from receiving copies of the book.

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    Pledge AU$ 20 or more About $14

    Moving Digital Ebook

    This moving Digital Ebook will amaze children. Each illustration is animated. The pages will come alive as they read.

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    Pledge AU$ 45 or more About $32

    Hardcover Book

    This beautifully illustrated Hard Cover book will take your children into a magical land. The fear of sickness, doctors and nurses will be turned into trust and hope as they process each page of the story, based on the true story of Evie and Indy's challenging journey battling childhood cancer in hospital.

    Buy for yourself or gift a friend that truely needs it.

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    2 Hardcover Books

    Two copies of this beautifully illustrated Hard Cover book will take your children into a magical land. The fear of sickness, doctors and nurses will be turned into trust and hope as they process each page of the story, based on the true story of Evie and Indy's challenging journey battling childhood cancer in hospital.

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    Pledge AU$ 190 or more About $136

    5 HC Books Donated + Digital E-Book

    5 copies of this beautifully illustrated Hard Cover book will be donated to the hospital of your choice.

    You will also be sent an Animated Ebook.

    This moving Digital Ebook will amaze children. Each illustration is animated. The pages will come alive as they read.

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    Pledge AU$ 200 or more About $143

    Gift Pack of 5 HC Books

    5 copies of this beautifully illustrated Hard Cover book for yourself, family or friends along with beautiful linen gift bags (from Small Print Design)

    You will also be sent an Animated Ebook.

    This moving Digital Ebook will amaze children. Each illustration is animated. The pages will come alive as they read.

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    10 HC Books Donated + Digital E-Book

    10 copies of this beautifully illustrated Hard Cover book will be donated to the hospital of your choice.

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    This moving Digital Ebook will amaze children. Each illustration is animated. The pages will come alive as they read.

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    Pledge AU$ 395 or more About $282

    Gift Pack of 10 HC Books

    10 copies of this beautifully illustrated Hard Cover book for yourself, family or friends along with beautiful linen gift bags (from Small Print Design)

    You will also be sent an Animated Ebook.

    This moving Digital Ebook will amaze children. Each illustration is animated. The pages will come alive as they read.

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    • 10× Hardcover Book
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    Pledge AU$ 720 or more About $515

    20 Books + E-Book + Print

    20 copies of this beautifully illustrated Hard Cover book will be donated to the hospital, organisation or children of your choice.

    You will also be sent an Animated Ebook.

    This moving Digital Ebook will amaze children. Each illustration is animated. The pages will come alive as they read.

    An Autographed Fine Art Print 10x10inches of the cover image, printed on Canson Infinity Art Paper will be sent as a thank you by artist and Author, Karen Alsop

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    100 Books + E-Book + Print

    100 copies of this beautifully illustrated Hard Cover book will be donated to the hospital, organisation or children of your choice.

    You will also be sent an Animated Ebook.

    This moving Digital Ebook will amaze children. Each illustration is animated. The pages will come alive as they read.

    An Autographed Fine Art Print 10x10inches of the cover image, printed on Canson Infinity Art Paper will be sent as a thank you by artist and Author, Karen Alsop

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