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On the 19th of March 2018, on a morning just like every other morning, In a moment of clarity: it dawned on me that I was wasting my life away. As I stared out the rain-spattered window of a Sydney city bus, I saw that the years were slipping by. ‘What do I want from life, anyway?’ I asked myself. ‘Well … I want to be happy.’ But I had never thought about what will make me truly happy.

Published on: 1/30/19, 3:30 AM
Who is Bentley the Hippo? Bentley is our mischievous little hippo that teaches life lessons. Bentley helps to inspire children all over the world. The books in this first series will introduce children to real world problems, through stories, activities and a generous sized custom created plush of Bentley.
Published on: 1/29/19, 12:03 AM
For those just finding out details, Nhut and Josh just had their baby Dec 3rd. On Dec 8th she suffered a stroke possibly caused by a blood clot which resulted in bleeding in the left side of the brain and some paralysis on the right side of her body. The first CT scan identified a couple of other issues including a diagnosis of MoyaMoya disease. She was transferred from ER to the critical care unit at IU Methodist in Neurology. After a 2nd CT scan showed increased areas the bleeding, they ordered an MRI and took her into surgery on Sunday evening to relieve pressure on the brain by removing part of her scalp. She is still on a breathing tube and not very coherent but we are hopeful that the breathing tube can be removed tomorrow and hopefully she will start to regain some strength as the swelling reduces. There are a lot of unknowns right now but we will try to update as we can on this group page. Josh’s work is trying to put together a Go Fund Me account to help offset some medical and living costs so Josh can be with Nhut and the boys as much as possible and we will share those details as soon as we can. Baby Logan is doing well and is in great hands with his Aunt Kaija and their family. Tyler and Dylan are spending a good amount of time at Aunt Amy’s and her family’s when not in school and are doing as well as can be expected with something so scary. Please continue to pray and we will do our best to keep everyone posted. Please donate by using this link. Thank You! https://www.gofundme.com/nhut-milender-stroke-recovery-fund
Published on: 1/20/19, 11:05 PM

I want to put“ I Miss My Dad,” book in hands of children and families that need to understand they are not alone. I want to give the world an opportunity to get a glimpse into the life of a child with an incarcerated parent. We need to teach our children that they can break the cycle of incarceration and be successful in life. It can be a devastating effect on the family that is left behind to cope with the aftermath. My son lost his father to prison because of a choice that he made. His father is living with that consequence but we both agree it’s important to love, support and allow our son to express his emotions and be brave even when a parent isn’t present. 


The financial goal is $6,000 which represents the approximate cost to publish the book – editing, cover design, printing, etc. I recently met with Wise Ink publishing regarding my book project and learned more information on how to get a book published. I am not one who likes to ask for help, but I felt like I should try this way and with an added offer of getting something for a donation, hoping this would be my way to do this for Jasiah. I will donate a percentage of the book to a Foundation that is established for children of incarcerated parents. 


I would be eternally grateful and humbled by anything that you could do in my quest to leave something in print, for my son Jasiah and other kids that are faced with this hardship. Thank you for your consideration and support! I have this book ready to go to the publisher, however, need a little help with raising funds to pay for the publishing package. Please help me to bring this book to life, a legacy for my child and a tool that will help many children going through the painful and confusing time of losing a parent.


Story Description:

“I Miss My Dad” follows the story of a young boy that loses his Dad to incarceration. 2.3 million children in the US have lost a parent due to incarceration, and it’s still a growing problem. This story will help those children cope and understand that they’re not alone. With it, they’ll learn to look on the bright side and focus on themselves and their future. The story’s rhyming style and relatable first-person storytelling give the tale an uplifting and positive outlook on the future on the child’s life. 

All rights to modify, publish and distribute the story “I Miss My Dad” belong to Cara Ard


Written by: Cara Ard
Illustrators by: Willard J. Malebear

For donation, please use this link. Thank You! https://www.gofundme.com/quot-i-miss-my-dadquot-help-get-book-published

Published on: 1/18/19, 1:48 AM

Cee Cee’s (Dave’s) rare conditions that caused his Spinal Cord Injury are CMS and CES. He lives with Cauda Equina Syndrome, Conus Medullaris Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injury, DDD, Stenosis, paralysis bowel and bladder,Autonomic dysfunction, Hashimotos ,Vagus Nerve disorder,kidney disease,syncope. I thought I was done his list forgot to add depression,panic disorder, and ptsd.

http://www.brantadvocate.com/awareness-about-spinal-injury-and-invisible-disability-by-brenda-bondy-caldicott/


He is in need of help so he can obtain medications that are out of pocket expenses as are any therapy he needs.  Often his needs aren't able to be met and are not covered under any program or plan.

Any help at all adds up and makes a big difference in managing Dave’s chronic life altering conditions that we manage.

90$/ Can help purchase one bottle of the two bottles of meds he needs a month.
His regular medication which is covered under his drug plan is currently in Canada wide shortage.

60$/ Can help him have  one therapy session with our chiro/kinesio massage or can also get him a month of aqua therapy.


Ever grateful to our friends and followers. For without you I’m not sure where we’d be today.

Will update when he has a date for his upcoming multi level spinal surgery and another knee surgery is likely.


Thanks for any help ever so small as it can be a huge help,for me to get Dave pain management.
His ptsd trigger is unmanaged pain, plus his autonomic dysfunction is a problem. It carries potentially fatal affects with it , so it it is all life altering conditions I’m asking for help managing these are not comfort measures.

For donation, please use this link. Thank You! https://www.gofundme.com/helpneededfordave12345

Published on: 1/10/19, 4:55 AM

Hello my name is Eugene Vitello, I'm 43 years old and live in the Bronx New York. I've worked as a auto body repairman and a bartender in the past. The reason I'm attempting to raise money is so I can buy my 79 year old mother a new home. Somewhere in the suburbs of upstate New York. I've been taking care of her full time for the past four years since myfather Allan passed away of kidney failure. It's been difficult for her to move on since. Thing's haven't been easy for us since, I've been taking care of her full time since my father's passing just doing odd jobs now and then, and living on her social security to help take care of her.  The reason Im asking for help is because there's no way given my current financial situation that I can purchase my mother a home. I don't have any brothers or sisters or other close family who can help me with this. I want to do this for my mother because I know it would mean so much to her. The neighborhood where we live now used to be a vey nice place to live but unfortunatly it has gone downhill alot in the last 15 years. My mother is terrified of going to a nursing home and I promised I would never do that to her. I want to do this for her because I know she has at 79 years of age she doesn't have a very long life ahead, but I want her to really be able to enjoy the time she does have left. My mother in december and january had to undergo radiation treatment fr cancer discovered in her left breast. Luckily the treatment went well and she is doing just fime. I really want o do this for her so she can enjoy her final years in a home that she will love in a nice neighborhood where she feels safe. I do feel embarrased having to ask strangers for help but this is the only way I am going to be able to accomplish this. If you can help me I would greatly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. All the money will go to purchasing my mother a new home and furniture. As well as a nurse to help out from time to time while I'm working. Thank you so much for reading my story and if you can help thank you. sincerely Eugene Vitello

 

Please use this link for donation. Thank You! https://www.gofundme.com/doloresvitello

Published on: 1/9/19, 9:13 PM

There are angels among us, but people rarely take the time to acknowledge them-- Especially in television shows.

Gone are the times when families could sit around the television as a unit and watch a scripted show together. There aren't any shows like "Touched by an Angel" or "Seventh Heaven" or even "Highway to Heaven" anymore. The wholesome family shows have been replaced by raunchy reality shows. The warm hugs have been erased, and blurred sexual encounters have taken their place. 

It's time to go back to our roots.

"Little Cupid" is a wholesome family series brought to you by the same team that brought you "New Dogs, Old Tricks ."  A young girl is visited by her father, a special forces soldier that has been MIA for eight years, who needs help earning his wings to get to Heaven. No one sees him but his daughter. In order to earn his wings, his assignment from "The Big Guy Upstairs" is to bring soulmates together. Given permission to work with his daughter for help, they learn more about one another and make up for lost time.

The first season will be 10 episodes, lasting about 30 minutes each. We are guaranteed to be on Prime Video, but would love for network distribution. Creator Candice Cain and Executive Producer Amy Minter will be heading to NATPE (a conference for TV shows) at the end of January to obtain global distribution. We would love to have at least the first episode completed!

Since this is a feel good show about helping others, we decided to contribute a percentage of the net profits to different charities. Each episode will have a specific charity designated to earn 5%, decided by either one of our producers or by someone that contributes. Should we raise the full $30,000 for the first episode and no one chose a charity from the rewards, Creator Candice Cain will choose the charity that received 5% of the profits. 

Should we raise the funding for the first episode quickly, we will film on Long Island at the end of December, while the kids are off of school. Please note that ALL rewards for kids to be on set will be when there is no school-- Either during break or on the weekend.  

Rewards will change with every episode, as will the goal that we want to raise. Some episodes will be more than $30K, some will be less. We are relying on you to help us. 

There are 14 characters in the first episode of "Little Cupid." They are as follows:

Angela Castaldo
Richie Castaldo
Marlene Castaldo
Miss Taylor
Aaron Nicoletti
Kimberly
Melody
Jane
Miss Cathy
Reader played by George Zouvelos
Waitress 
Principal played by Kenney Myers

Each time we raise $2,150, we will announce who is playing one of the characters (in no particular order). Please do check out all of the rewards below that we have and stay tuned for updates.

GoFundMe doesn't offer the option for people to claim rewards with donations anymore, so we have created some rewards for you. Check them out:


$5,000 - Receive a "Producer" credit at the end of episode one AND choose what charity you would like for us to donate 5% of the net profits of the show "Little Cupid" to once it is distributed. Plus be invited to our wrap and release parties! LIMIT: 1

$2,500 - Receive an "Associate Producer" credit at the end of episode one and come spend a day with us on set while we are filming. Plus be invited to our release party! LIMIT: 10

$1,000 - Receive a credit for "Very Special Thanks" at the end of episode one and be invited to our release party. LIMIT: 30

$500 - Receive a credit for "Special Thanks" at the end of episode one and an official "Little Cupid" wrap gift that the rest of the cast and crew will receive once the series wraps. UNLIMITED

$250 - Receive a credit for "Thanks" at the end of episode one and an official "Little Cupid" mug. UNLIMITED

$50 - GUARDIAN ANGELS: There is a special section in the end credits for people that have passed on. Their name will be listed under "Guardian Angels" in the end credits. UNLIMITED

$25 - YOUR SONG IN THE FIRST EPISODE: This guarantees that we will use your song in the first episode. It may be under a scene or during a transition, but it will be used. (Not the whole song-- Just a segment.) Your song will receive credit, as well as "Written By" and "Performed By" credits. Your song must be original and you must own all rights. Your song will also be featured on the website with links to your website and/or the song listing for people to purchase. LIMIT: 2

$10 - HONORING OUR FALLEN HEROES: The lead character is a special forces soldier. At the end of every episode, we will have a section called "OUR FALLEN HEROES" and list people that have served in the military and died-- either KIA (killed in action) or otherwise.  UNLIMITED

Please specify what reward you want when making your donation, either in your comment or as a message to us. Thank you so much for your support!

For donation, please use this link. Thank You! 

https://www.gofundme.com/littlecupid

Published on: 1/6/19, 4:26 PM

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• Tier3D is backed by Nobel Laureate & Stanford Faculty (advisor)

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Published on: 1/3/19, 5:40 AM