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An eBook: Photographs of people living-- and thriving-- with diabetes.
An eBook: Photographs of people living-- and thriving-- with diabetes.
78 backers pledged $7,981 to help bring this project to life.

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I am a professional photographer. I have Type I diabetes.
For the last 23 years I have been told, "You can't do ____ because you have diabetes." or "You can't eat ____."
It's time to change the perception.

My project, called Broken Pancreas, will be to photograph people with diabetes (Type I and Type II) doing things that some say they can't or shouldn't.
I believe there is nothing that can't be conquered.
The goal of my project is to show the world, through beautiful photographs accompanied by personal stories, that people with diabetes can do anything and to inspire diabetics to succeed. These photographs and stories will be compiled to create an eBook called, Broken Pancreas.

I plan on photographing at least 25 diabetics across the country this summer. I have already set up portrait sessions including:
- A high-risk births Obstetrician in Kentucky who is currently pregnant herself
- A writer in New Jersey
- A lobster fisherman in Maine
- A photographer with one leg in Massachusetts
- A cycling team full of diabetics somewhere on their national circuit
- More to come!

The money I raise from kickstarter will be used for travel expenses for my assistant and I. The car needs gas to run. Our bodies need food to run. We also need sleep (motels cost money).
Any money we raise over our goal will extend our travels-- meaning more photos and go towards promoting the eBook!

Thank you for taking the time to read. I hope you will help this project along by pledging and sending the link to Broken Pancreas to your friends and network.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/KSKPhoto/broken-pancreas
http://www.BrokenPancreas.wordpress.com

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    Your name on the BrokenPancreas blog as Contributor—and peace of mind knowing you’ve helped out!

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    You will receive: A desktop wallpaper of a photo from the series and your name on the BrokenPancreas blog as Advocate!

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    For your generosity: 10 greeting/ holiday cards (choose from 3 styles), a desktop wallpaper of a photo from the series and your name on the BrokenPancreas blog as Donor!

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    Take Home: A download of the finished eBook, 10 greeting/ holiday cards (choose from 3 styles), a desktop wallpaper of a photo from the series and your name on the BrokenPancreas blog as Supporter!

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    For you my friend: 15 additional greeting/ holiday cards (total of 25, choose from 3 styles), a desktop wallpaper of a photo from the series, a download of the finished eBook and your name on the BrokenPancreas blog as Friend!

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    A donation of $250 brings to your door: A signed 8x10 print from the series, all the rewards of the $100 donor. Your name will be not only on the BrokenPancreas blog as Patron, but also listed in the finished eBook!

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    You deserve a vacation: and along with all the rewards of a $250 donation, an additional two signed 8x10 prints (total of 3) and your name will be not only on the BrokenPancreas blog as Benefactor, but also listed in the finished eBook with dedication (up to 200 characters)!

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    You are my hero: For your kind gift, I will send you a total of ten signed 8x10 prints from the series and of course your name will be not only on the BrokenPancreas blog as Sponsor, but also listed in the finished eBook with dedication (up to 200 characters) and photo (subject to approval)!

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    A diamond ring…You get it all. Everything I am offering. You will be named as Founder, on the BrokenPancreas blog and in the finished eBook with dedication (up to 200 characters) and photo (subject to approval). You will also receive a printed portfolio of images from the entire book!

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