What you don't know...
is how terrified I was to embark on this journey. I feared that some might see Landry's dream to sing the opera, and my dream to tell his story, as unrealistic. Afterall, it's easy to chase rainbows.
But, as my mother said last night:
"You leapt, and 322** people were there to catch you."
If you don't know my mother, you should. Because she's the best. And perfectly expressed the feeling that I had: of jumping, of being caught, and having such supportive people behind this project!
Thank you all for your willingness to dream with me and do what you could: spreading the word, backing the project, and not letting me fall.
Your generosity has allowed me take part in a Kickstarter tradition: setting a STRECH GOAL. This is our way of paying it forward to Landry, the amazing young man who has allowed us to fulfill our dreams by filming his story. If we reach $25,000, the extra funding will allow us to arrange for Landry to attend the Opera for the first time, go behind the scenes to meet performers whose ranks he hopes to join some day, and sing upon the stage in the arena of his dreams. And, obviously, to film it all. A few times.
Thank you, friends.
**OK, it was 275. But are we splitting hairs here?