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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 13 2013
$3,460
pledged of $70,000pledged of $70,000 goal
63
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 13 2013

About

Christopher is very excited to record two types of albums:

#1  ·Inspirational Christian Music: including “Open the Eyes of My Heart”, “Amazing Grace,” and “I Can Only Imagine.”

# 2  ·Inspirational & Patriotic Music:, including “Lean on Me”, “God Bless the USA" and "God Bless America".

AND.... at least one video of his life story to be included with each recording....

Christopher's recording projects  will only be made possible by your support.

We have calculated a budget of $70,000,  which will enable this vision to become a reality.

  • 1. Copyrighted material and royalties to be paid
  • 2. Pre-production expenses of practice tracks and unique arrangements created by the producer
  • 3. Professional studio musicians
  • 4. Hiring of established, successful and award winning producer, Steven V Taylor who has worked with such performers as: Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Charlie Daniels, Natalie Grant, Israel Houghton, The Katinas, Don Moen, Paul Baloche and Veggie Tales
  • 5. Travel and expenses in Nashville, TN
  • 6. Cost of reproduction, packaging, marketing and PR
  • 7. Website support and technical assistance
  • 8. Professional Video Production

Raising MORE than our budget will enable to do more audio and video production, cover management costs and much needed equipment.

By supporting Christopher’s project, you will allow Christopher’s voice to be heard around the world, helping strike a powerful chord in others that will promote adoption, break stigma, foster acceptance, and renew faith.

A single donation. So many rewards.

In addition to the reward of knowing you are making a difference in the lives of others, with your support, you will receive other rewards, including entertaining and exclusive video updates, music, VIP events and special items including brailed pictures of Christopher and t-shirts. 

This is Christopher's story :

Christopher Duffley’s journey into the world was not an easy one. He was born blind with cocaine in his system, weighed just 1 pound and 12 oz, and was diagnosed with autism. But what he lacked physically and socially, he made up for with his booming voice, incredible spirit, and tremendous heart.   Here is his story: 

In 2011, Christopher experienced both local and national media attention when news outlets carried his story and the inspiration began to spread.

One such example is this video.  Over 5 million people, through various internet outlets, websites & facebook, have seen this video in the last year:

It’s hard to believe that someone so young can inspire so many people. Yet that’s what Christopher Duffley has done for the last two years through his electrifying performances at churches, sporting events, conventions, concerts, military functions, and conferences, traveling around the USA and Canada. 

"Lean on Me" in Murfreesboro, TN, January 2013

Singing the national anthem has given Christopher a way to say "thank you" to those who have served and are serving, as well as sharing what it is to be a proud American in the land of the free, because of the brave. 

 One of our highlights:  National Anthem at the Red Sox  

Autism Speaks and Awareness with Teamsters 25

It has been both a joy and honor to join with Local Teamsters 25 in spreading autism awareness.  Christopher has sung for three  galas that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for autism causes.  The video below is his first year at the Teamster's Annual Convention.. see what happens at the end!

So what are you waiting for?  Hit the "Back this Project" button and let's get going!!! Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Anyone familiar with Christopher’s story knows that challenges have never stopped him from succeeding. Since Christopher has completed some recording in the Nashville area, he is quite able to produce what we have promised and more! The money raised in this campaign will make this project possible, to record in Nashville, Tennessee with world-class musicians, producers, studios and engineers. We can't extend our hearts enough in thanking you for entrusting us with your investment!

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    You will receive a picture of Christopher with his very own brailed signature, website thank you and update videos.

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    Soothe your soul with Christopher’s First EP (four songs on a CD). This music will be sent to you along with the brailed picture. Get a website thank you and update videos!

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    You will receive ONE album digital download of your choice prior to its release date, your name on Christopher’s website, a brailed picture and a special invite to the release event, plus update videos!

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    Receive a digital download (prior to release) AND a physical CD with video, of ONE album of your choice, a website thank you, Braille picture, video updates and an invite to the release.

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    Receive TWO DIGITAL downloads, (one of each album prior to release) , a website thank you, Braille picture, video updates and an invite to the release.

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    Get a digital download (prior to release) and CD/video package of EACH album mailed to your home, a website thank you, Braille picture, and invite to the release. We will also tweet your name to thank you for being part of the Vision of Hope!

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    Get all the benefits of the $50 contribution but add an amazing limited edition t-shirt that tells the world you have been inspired by Christopher and gave your Kickstarter support to his Vision of Hope.

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    Get all the benefits of the $100 Contribution plus a VIP invite to the CD release party in either Manchester, NH or Nashville, TN area, along with a Meet and Greet/Photo Op prior to the general release party. Travel and lodging not included.

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    Get all the benefits of the $150 Contribution plus a LIVE recording link to Christopher’s session at select times.

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    Your generous contribution earns you a personal recorded greeting or Skype call for you or someone of your choice. Plus you’ll receive a personal thank you note in braille from Christopher, and all the benefits of the $250 Contribution.

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    Get all the benefits of the $500 Contribution with five extra CDs of each recording, five t-shirts, and your name on a special credit area on the albums.

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    Get all the benefits of the $500 Contribution plus receive a one-hour house party within a 2-hour radius of Manchester, NH, or a scheduled date in the Nashville area when Christopher is in the area. Christopher and one of his parents, will come to share stories, sing, and personally deliver your items to you. Subject to scheduling as early as July, or as late as Dec of '14. You will also be listed on the albums and website as a special supporter.

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    Receive a professional appearance from Christopher for your church, civic group, or special event with the option of having a VIP meet and greet before or after your event. Transportation and lodging (if needed) allowance: $500. All events are subject to parental approval and schedule availability (as early as July '13 or as late as Dec '14). You will be listed as a Visionary Supporter on EACH album credits plus you will receive all the benefits of the $500 Contribution.

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    Experience our highest level of benefits and rewards by becoming a Visionary CD sponsor with unique visibility on EACH CD. You and a guest are personally invited to join Christopher for a recording session in the Nashville area and lunch with Christopher, and the Producer, Steven V. Taylor. Travel and lodging expenses not included. You will also be recognized on our website in a BIG way and receive 10 extra album sets of each recording, 10 t-shirts, and all the benefits of the $500 Contribution.

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Funding period

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