Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 29, 2012.

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      Creator June E. on July 31, 2012

      So glad you reached your goal! Thanks for doing this.

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      Creator Patricia Salber on July 30, 2012

      Congratulations Pete on your successful Kickstarter campaign. Can't wait to get my scrubs! Pat

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      Creator Ricka L. White-Soso on July 29, 2012

      Thanks to all 801 backers together we assisted with raising the funds to support The Waiting Room's Theatrical Release. Every dollar really did count. This experience proved the theory that there is power in numbers. Perhaps the director and all involved in creating The Waiting Room did not fully know or understand the potential affect their documentary would have on the discussions about healthcare in our community and beyond. Now you know... thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this movement.

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      Creator Ricka L. White-Soso on July 29, 2012

      Thanks to all 801 backers together we assisted with raising the funds to support The Waiting Room's Theatrical Release. Every dollar really did count. This experience proved the theory that there is power in numbers. Perhaps the director and all involved in creating The Waiting Room did not fully know or understand the potential affect their documentary would have on the discussions about healthcare in our community and beyond. Now you know... thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this movement.

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      Creator Diane Hendrix on July 29, 2012

      Great work, WR Team! Wondrous crowd support for media I pray will create a tipping point in the USA. Our health care industry profits from disease, not health. Please press politicians, local to federal, to FIX our system's failures to create healthy citizens.

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      Creator James LeBrecht on July 28, 2012

      Yahoo!!!!!

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      Creator Paige Newport on July 28, 2012

      Congrats on getting 100% of your goal (And with 15 hours to spare!) :)

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      Creator W Henry on July 28, 2012

      You made it! Congrats!

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      Creator Maria Stanisheva on July 28, 2012

      WOW - project of the day..congrats!
      Go guys :))

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      Creator Erik de Vos on July 28, 2012

      I sincerely hope this project makes it, so i backed it. Just because i want to support the project. Don't need any reward!

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      Creator christina on July 28, 2012

      Amazing! Needs to be seen! As a Canadian I am so thankful we have our medicare for everyone! People shouldn't have to beg for charity to get medical treatment.

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      Creator Paige Newport on July 28, 2012

      Come on kickstarter! - We can do this! -- Good luck in the last 30 hours from all the way in New Zealand!

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      Creator James Dunfrund on July 27, 2012

      The Waiting Room's director, Pete Nicks, through his deft filmmaking has managed to capture the essence of the “Highland experience”. No small feat when one considers that on any given day, at any given moment, the air of the waiting room(s) at Highland bristle with all the ingredients of a classic Greek tragedy. Mr. Nick's work is thoroughly engaging, giving rare insight into today's healthcare both from the eyes of those seeking care and the strata of caregivers themselves, all parties beleaguered by a mountain of obstacles, yet working together under the most difficult of situations towards a common good.

      “In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.”
      — Alfred Hitchcock

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      Creator Maria Stanisheva on July 26, 2012

      My mistake - saw it at the Rooftop films outdoor screening!
      Think you should try to have another one maybe somewhere in Brooklyn?
      Fingers crossed again :)
      Maria

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      Creator Maria Stanisheva on July 26, 2012

      Saw the film at the IFC open screening the other day! Loved it! Think it is a must for more people to see it....I'm Bulgarian and never stop being amazed by the horrible health care system in this incredibly rich country.
      Backing you up and spreading the news, good luck!

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      Creator Beth Spease on July 24, 2012

      Last week!! I increased my pledge, Hope you make it!

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      Creator pete nicks on July 24, 2012

      right on Matt! we'll keep pushing right through the end to the next beginning.

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      Creator Matt Grimmer on July 24, 2012

      We really, really need more of these real stories to be heard by all citizens. Thanks to Pete and everyone involved for putting a megaphone on this issue. I really want to see this succeed.

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      Creator pete nicks on July 20, 2012

      Hi Patricia - You can select "Manage Your Pledge" and change the dollar amount. If you're having trouble, shoot an email to sara@filmpresence.com and she'll walk you through it.
      Thanks for your support!
      Pete

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      Creator Patricia Salber on July 20, 2012

      Hi Pete, I want to pledge more to get my total pledge to $250 but can't figure out how to do it. I will also tweet your project again. Sitting next to someone who is also going to give more. Only $31K to go!

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      Creator Peter Tamaribuchi on July 14, 2012

      Good luck to Waiting Room! Go Pete!

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      Creator Patricia Salber on July 11, 2012

      Helping to get the word out on this campaign on TheDoctorWeighsIn: http://bit.ly/MihvS8 - good luck from a former emergency physician and current crowdfunding entrepreneur @docweighsin @healthtechhatch

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    RAISE YOUR VOICE: For the last 48 hours of our campaign, we're asking as many people as possible to raise their voice in solidarity with The Waiting Room by donating just $1. You won't change the world with this pledge, but you will show your support. And we will show our gratitude by THANKING YOU PERSONALLY on our official website. A pledge of $1 carries as much weight as a pledge of $1,000 because every voice matters and together we can create real impact! So please RAISE YOUR VOICE and help these stories be seen and told across the country.

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    THE BANDAID: Wanda will sing you a song! That's her at the bottom of the page there. She's one of the housekeepers at Highland and she really shines on Sunday mornings in her church choir. She'll record a special song for the entire group at this level and we'll send you the video link. + plus our newsletter with project updates.

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    THE STETHOSCOPE: Get one ticket to an opening weekend screening in LA (Date TBD), Oakland (Date TBD) or NYC (IFC Center 9/26/-9/30) followed by an in-theater Q&A with filmmaker Pete Nicks. (**NOTE: THE STETHOSCOPE is a stand-alone pledge. None of the below pledges include this reward.)

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    THE SPLINT: You'll get a 11"x17" poster of the film in addition to everything above.

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    THE SUTURE: Be an active partner in our outreach and Kickstarter campaign. Receive a high resolution image from our waiting room photography project that you can share through your social media networks to help us spread the word. + the newsletter.

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    THE THERMOMETER: You'll get a digital download of the film before anyone else! (This pledge does not include any of the above listed gifts.)

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    DOUBLE BYPASS: Get two tickets to an opening weekend screening in LA (Date TBD), Oakland (Date TBD) or NYC (IFC Center 9/26-9/30) followed by an in-theater Q&A with filmmaker Pete Nicks. (**NOTE: THE DOUBLE BYPASS is a stand-alone pledge. None of the other pledges include this reward. If you have pledged at another level and want to add this reward, please add $40 to your pledge by clicking "Manage Your Pledge" and send us a note via kickstarter so we can add you to the ticket holders' list.)

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    THE I.V. : You'll get a digital download of the film before anyone else! + everything above.

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    THE X-RAY: You'll get a DVD of the film. (This pledge does not include any of the above listed gifts.)

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    THE SCALPEL: Signed DVD of the film. + all of the above.

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    THE CENTRAL LINE: Custom screen printed Waiting Room scrubs. + everything above!

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    THE ULTRASOUND: Soundtrack by the amazing William Ryan Fritch. Includes bonus tracks! He will be famous one day and you'll be one of the few with this limited edition disc. + all of the above!

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    THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: Get a limited edition medical clipboard with The Waiting Room logo and campaign info. With this gift, you can help us spread the word and be a part of our ongoing campaign while you're at work. + all of the above!

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    THE MRI: Bring The Waiting Room to your city for a group of 150 or less. You will provide the venue and the equipment - we will provide the DVD. You may not charge admission. (**NOTE: THE MRI is a stand-alone pledge. None of the other pledges include this reward.)

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    THE PACEMAKER: A star is born. You'll get a film credit in the theatrical version of the film. You can point to the screen and brag to your friends while William Ryan Fritch's end credit music overwhelms your senses. + all of the above!!

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    THE DEFIBRILLATOR: Tickets to SF or NYC screening and dinner with the director. + all of the above (not including Florence Nightingale or airfare).

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    SPONSOR: Bring The Waiting Room to your city. We will arrange a screening of the film in your city or town of choice. This award includes all of the above schwag except the dinner & a movie.

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    VISIT THE WAITING ROOM: You and a guest will visit *THE* Waiting Room: Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA - with the ultimate tour guide: filmmaker Pete Nicks. You will get to spend several hours "on set," meeting the doctors, nurses, caregivers and residents that make Highland Hospital work, day in and day out. Through this experience, you will get the true "insider" perspective and see THE WAITING ROOM through your own eyes. This reward includes all of the above except THE DEFIBRILLATOR, THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE and THE SPONSOR. (Airfare included, room & board not included.)

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    CO-PRESENTER: Trip for 2 to our NYC premiere. Includes airfare, tickets to screening and hotel for two nights. + all of the above except THE DEFIBRILLATOR. THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE and THE SPONSOR.

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