About this project
I meet parents every day who are struggling with decisions regarding their children's health. They feel ill-equipped to make choices in a world that has polarized around issues such as vaccines, healthcare, schooling, and nutrition. I feel certain that parents are the MOST equipped to make these decisions. They just need accurate information coming from an authentic source. This is exactly what "Real Immunity" will provide.
What IS real immunity? It's a dynamic vital force that can be supported and enhanced naturally. It's Mother Nature's gift to us.
Why should we not fear disease? Acute disease is Nature's way of preventing chronic disease. The process of catching a virus or benign childhood illness is how the immune system exercises itself efficiently.
How can we be empowered? Asking questions, gaining knowledge, trusting your intuition, and finding reliable resources are all components of true empowerment.
The choice to produce Real Immunity grew out of my love and concern for the many parents coming to me in the throes of indecision about how best to protect their children. They are torn between the admonitions of well-meaning family and physicians urging them to vaccinate, medicate, and conform, and their own intuition questioning what’s best. They ask, "Is there a better way? A safe and more natural way?"
I listen to them.
Listening and understanding is what I’m trained to do as a classical homeopath. I aim to be the unbiased observer. I believe that we each hold the answers within for how to best care for ourselves and our family. We just need honest information, a compassionate listener, and enough space to know what feels most real.
In the children's book, The Velveteen Rabbit, being "real" means your fur is matted, your eyes have been loved off, and your seams split. In other words, you have become "real" because you are loved. Being seen and heard makes us feel real. This sort of authenticity is rare in today's world of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and managed healthcare. Life has become sound bites, electronic medical records, and marketing pressure to follow the opinions of others. What ever happened to honest communication? The greatest compliment I have ever received is when a client leaned in and said to me, "Cilla, you are the real deal."
"Real Immunity" is a collection of real people—doctors, parents, scientists—telling the truth about real immunity, immunity that is our birthright. I want their words to resonate with you and help you to find that place within where you can identify your own truth and know what is real.
Pre-production is complete! My commitment to the success of this docu-series began with a personal investment of $23,000 to complete the trailer, craft a framework and initiate travel and interviews to assure a successful launch. A long-time client generously donated $9,000 as his show of confidence in the project.
We are now moving into the production phase of the project. Travel expenses for the video crew will all be covered by production funding. Travel to Oklahoma City for interviews of Andy Wakefield, Jeanne Ohm, Janet Levatin, Kendra Becker, and Debra Gambrell will take place. We'll explore how immunity starts in the womb and the wonders of pediatric chiropractic.
In mid-August, interviews with Tetyana Obukhanych and a number of other professionals will occur to understand innate immunity, how the emotions play into immunity, what Chinese medicine can do, and where parents can find support.
In October, interviews in Europe will hold answers to research about homeoprophylaxis and the mechanism of action behind energy medicine. Production will wrap up in November when Sally Fallon Morell shares information about nutrition, the founder of one of the most revered homeopathic schools in America speaks about its inception, and a few surprise experts will share their thoughts on real immunity as well.
Funding will also go towards editing of segments of episode one during this production phase so key portions can be shared in advance with you, my valued donor audience.
Risks and challenges
The greatest challenge to a project of this proportion is the task of distribution. Having something important to say is one thing; being heard by enough people to make a difference is quite another.
The private conversations I have with clients daily illustrate how earnestly people want natural solutions. The task I've undertaken is to gather information that no single person can easily access on his or her own and make it widely accessible as a documentary-series.
I am fortunate to have great relationships and strategic partnerships with passionate and effective professionals who are making a difference in the world. Through the added reach of influential people and organizations such as Ty Bollinger, Robert Scott Bell, Fearless Parent, Weston A Price Foundation, Kim Kalina, Warrior Moms, Take Back Your Health, Learn True Health, Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Tetyana Obukhanych, Louise Habakus, Lauren Hubele, Anne' Phillips, Free and Healthy Children, Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy, Sano Wellness Center, Paul Thomas, Cornelia Franz, ICPA, and others, I have confidence that distribution will successfully reach far and wide.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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