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Some dreams need a little help to become real.  I am asking for your help with this project in order to share my dream with you!
Some dreams need a little help to become real. I am asking for your help with this project in order to share my dream with you!
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Once You Choose HOPE....Anything is Possible (C. Reeve)
2010 was a year of change.  I began recording my first album: Hope Rising, The Journey, and I was officially diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease (a progressive neuromuscular disease). Between volunteering for 2 patient advocacy groups and recording my new album, I spent my fair share of time in and out of the hospital.  During that time, I had a lot to think about.  I decided that no disease or prognosis was going to stop me from following my heart and LIVING my life to it's fullest.   I refocused my lens and began to realize the things that were truly important in life.  It's funny how things can change so drastically when faced with the reality of something you have no control over. It was at that point that I knew that I not only had to do something to help myself cope and heal, but I wanted to help others in my shoes do the same....suddenly it became about something greater and more important than me...it became about HOPE.

I released my first album in November of 2010.  It was a huge success landing in mailboxes not only in the United States, but in Spain, Singapore, Australia, Europe, and Canada...it was so surreal to know that my music had such a far reach.  I've grown so much from that experience emotionally and musically.  It was so incredibly moving to hear from people about how my music helped them through difficult times.  I was so touched by the emails and the messages that it drove me to want to reach even more people with my next project.

As the Winter months faded and Spring blossomed all around, I continued to find inspiration - and continued to write...over 50 new songs were born in less than 9 months...I guess I still have a lot to say!  I was inspired and motivated to create new and diverse songs that had a focus on life and relationships, and I challenged myself to push the limits! 

I've been in the studio twice to record my newer material, and my goal is to have my CD ready for my next live performance in which I will be singing alongside Air Traffic Controller and Liz Longley at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on September 23rd.  In order to have the CD ready for release on that date, I need YOUR help! 

With all the medical challenges that our family has continued to face, it has been difficult to afford the studio time that is necessary to finish this project.  I am SO close I can TASTE it - and I want nothing more than to SHARE it with you all.

The thing that is most important to me is that I get this right.  I don't want to rush through my work and I also don't want to produce something that is shy of what it was meant to be...so I am reaching out to all of my friends, family...and even people that may not know me very well at all - and asking for you to help me make this dream a reality!

There are so many ways (big and small) to get involved with this project (just take a peek over on the right side of this page!) - and EVERY ounce of support (big or small) will be so greatly appreciated!  If this project goal is not met, then the project just doesn't happen, so if you want to hear the next album - then help out by making a pledge!  I've even listed a few unique packages that I am sure some of you might want to take advantage of (like I said....just take a peek over to your right)...or you can simply just back the project by purchasing a copy of the CD in advance. Don't live in the US?  No problem!  As long as you have a major credit card, you can support this project!

Remember....if I don't reach my goal, no money changes hands - and that means that this album will have to wait.....and who knows how long it will be. 
SO, at this point, I figure....I'm going for it. I have so much to give - and I'm willing to give it....What have I got to lose??? 
I have set my goal to reflect the absolute minimum (bare bones) needed to make this project happen - however, the more money that comes in to support this project - the more I can do to make it even better and bigger than I ever dreamed.  Your support for this project will help cover the costs for the studio time, accompanying musicians, production and printing of the CD....every single penny of it will be used to make this dream a reality!

Music is the part of each of our souls that words cannot express.  It provides comfort, joy, strength, peace, and HOPE to all of us.  I want my music to be this for all of you...and I plan on doing that, with your help....one song at a time! 

Thanks for stopping in!  Please feel free to share this with all your friends and family!

Remember, it only takes ONE person to change ONE life...BE THE ONE!

Love and Light,
Stefani
(and Beast)

Take a peek at one of the songs from the album.....though I must warn you, this is probably the most relaxing and touching song of the bunch - but for those that liked  "Hope Rising: The Journey" - this song is just for you! 

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    "What's in a Name?"
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    "First Glance" Ever wonder what my songs look like when they’re first written? Here’s your chance to find out! With this package, not only will you be the proud owner of one of my original handwritten lyrics (scribbles and all!), you’ll also receive an autographed picture (you tell me what you want me to write), an autographed CD (with a nice little ‘Thank You’ enclosed), PLUS 2 unreleased songs in MP3 format

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    "Show Your Hope" Be the first to be own a limited edition “Show Your Hope” t-shirt! You’ll also receive an autographed picture (you tell me what you want me to write), an autographed CD (with a nice little ‘Thank You’ enclosed), PLUS 2 unreleased songs in MP3 format

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    "Shout Out" Want a special ‘Shout Out’ in the liner notes of the upcoming album? Here’s your opportunity! Along with this package, you’ll also be the proud owner of the limited edition “Show Your Hope” t-shirt, an autographed picture (you tell me what you want me to write), an autographed CD (with a nice little ‘Thank You’ enclosed), PLUS 2 unreleased songs in MP3 format

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    "More than just a SHOUT"
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    "Backstage Pass" Ever wonder what it’s like backstage? Here’s your chance to find out! Be my VIP guest at my next live performance with Air Traffic Controller and Liz Longley on September 23rd and get an up close and personal look at things behind the scenes! You’ll also receive a limited edition “Show Your Hope” t-shirt, an autographed picture (you tell me what you want me to write), an autographed CD (with a nice little ‘Thank You’ enclosed), PLUS 2 unreleased songs in MP3 format

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    "She's Playing MY Song" Have you ever heard someone say, “They’re playing MY song?” when it's really not "THEIR" song? Well…if you select this package, you can say that *I* AM playing YOUR song – cause I will write one for you! All you have to do is tell me what you want me to write about (within reason!) and I will create a song in your name! You’ll also get a “Shout Out” in the liner notes of the album, an opportunity to have a small photograph (your choosing as long as it’s appropriate) in the artwork for the album along with the limited edition “Show Your Hope” t-shirt, an autographed picture (you tell me what you want me to write), an autographed CD (with a nice little ‘Thank You’ enclosed), PLUS 2 unreleased songs in MP3 format

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    "Up Close and Personal" Is something a little more “Up Close and Personal” your style? If so, this is the right package for you! I will come to you and play a private concert for you in your living room or location of your choice – within reason, of course! NOTE: This package is only for New England folks – though those close to New England can reach out to me and ask if I can travel the distance you are…we can try and work it out). You can charge your friends admission and keep the cash or invite them to come for free….however you spin it is fine with me! You’ll also get an autographed picture (you tell me what you want me to write), an autographed CD (with a nice little ‘Thank You’ enclosed), PLUS 2 unreleased songs in MP3 format

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