Big News about Love Still Lives Here- It's time for an update!Read more
You will not forget Bea's story of Forgiveness and Transcendence. She took a seemingly impossible, painful situation and instead created a healing place for her family.Read more
Love, devotion and commitment- John and Becky attribute staying active to his long plateau with Alzheimer's Disease. Becky has some great advice for caregivers.Read more
The Legacy We Leave- Billie is an amazing woman who taught her daughter the power of loyalty in both health and illness. You'll be drawn to the love in this story about Billie and her daughter Laura. Their story is highlighted in my upcoming book Love Still Lives Here (Fall 2017) and the topic of this blog post. Craving more: Tuesday Tell All-Facebook Live 4-18-17 on Carmen Buck Photography at 12N CST tells the story behind the image.Read more
The delivery of portraits is always special for me, but today was even more special. Gracetta has dementia, but knows LOVE when she sees it. Pictures of her daughters and her beloved caregiver Sara lit her up from within. Yes, it was a very special day!Read more
Living well when someone we love has dementia: David and Joan contributed their story about living well with dementia to my book Love Still Lives Here about a year ago. Yesterday, nearly one year after my original blog about them (3/14/17!) I spent the afternoon visiting with Joan and their son Kristan who had very interesting insight from the adult child's perspective. Enjoy!Read more
And this is truly where the story begins...Read more
Meet Bill and Maureen who have learned about resiliency in a time of many changes left in the wake of a diagnosis of dementia.Read more
Love Still Lives Here- My Kickstarter Campaign
I'm getting ready to launch my Kickstarter Campaign called Love Still Lives Here. Last week, my friend and colleague Alice with Forever Lola Photography videotaped my interview which will be part of the trailer for my Kickstarter Campaign. You may have seen some posts about this project, Love Still Lives Here.
That means I'll have a video taped trailer to share my message and ask for donations to help fund my project. Love Still Lives Here is a book about people impacted by dementia. It's a POSITIVE, BEAUTIFUL project about love and devotion.
LOVE STILL LIVES HERE-HOW IT CAME ABOUT
After 37 years as a nurse and 16 of those as a nurse practitioner, I heard the most beautiful stories and thought to myself- these ARE the stories that MUST be told. So, I left a great career to tell those stories in a book and share the messages with the world. I'm a storyteller- photographer, author and speaker. Once I knew what I wanted to do, I fine tuned my photography and interviewed, and learned about business and.... Love Still Lives Here will have 8-12 interviews with several beautiful images of each family.
Why Kickstarter for Me?
I'm looking to Kickstarter to help me finish the book, purchase assistance with editing and gift photos and copies of the book to the families. I'm also building a platform to get the word out about this project.
What is Kickstarter?
What is Kickstarter you ask?
According to Kickstarter.com: 'Kickstarter is an enormous global community built around creativity and creative projects. Over 10 million people, from every continent on earth, have backed a Kickstarter project.
Some of those projects come from influential artists like De La Soul or Marina Abramović. Most come from amazing creative people you probably haven’t heard of.
Every artist, filmmaker, designer, developer, and creator on Kickstarter has complete creative control over their work — and the opportunity to share it with a vibrant community of backers.'
What Does Kickstarter Do for Creatives?
According to Kickstarter website: Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects-big and small- have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.
Kickstarter was built to help bring creative projects to life. They measure their success as a company by how well the mission is achieved and not by the size of their profits. That’s why, in 2015, they became a Benefit Corporation. A benefit Corporations are for-profit companies that are obligated to consider the impact of their decisions on society, not only shareholders. Radically, positive impact on society becomes part of a Benefit Corporation’s legally defined goals.
Watch for MY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN and consider donating to my project. There will be options to donate as little as 5$ on up. You'll get something in return (other than knowing you've done something wonderful!), so please watch and donate. It will open for 3 weeks and I must reach my goal to receive any of the funds. It's all or nothing with Kickstarter.
I’m honored to tell you a little about Juanita. Her story will be a chapter in the book, Love Still Lives Here with an expected publication date January 2017. There has been a truth, a theme that has evolved for each family. This truth has ranged from hope, prayer, loyalty, healing environment and more. Juanita’s daughter’s truth is Patience.Read more