Hi I'm Lourdes Colon. I am an actress. I started having health issues that could not be explained. As Years passed by and I finally learned I had cancer that had spread throughout my body, eventually putting me in a coma. I had to relearn everything. I have filmmed everything. I now have over 20 hours of footage and I am ready to get post production started.
At this time, funds are required to finish the film. We need:
•a sound mixer,
•a color timer,
•a special effects editor,
•a graphic designer,
•and promotion & marketing funds
I want to share what I call a good friend had shared about my documentary and he hit it right on the nose. Here is what he said:
Folks - I'm proud to be part of this project as I have lost too many friends and family to cancer.
From my POV, it seems like Option C is meeting cancer head-on, replacing fear with knowledge of every option available and I was reflecting on that these past few days, and thinking of a good friend who died from bone cancer.
She often spoke of how her cancer was the unacknowledged 3rd person in a conversation, with people dancing around it but not knowing how to discuss it. She spoke of 'pitying looks from afar' but stone faces up close - this whole failure to move past taboo and emotion to have a real conversation that wasn't built on platitudes and hand-me-down beliefs. I think what she most valued about me was that I spoke of cancer with a 'small-c' not of Cancer with a 'big-C'.
I think that's what I'm hearing when Lourdes speak of Option C in the videos and interviews - and I think it's what we all need to understand this documentary stands for - bringing cancer out of taboo-land and into a realistic, pragmatic, hopeful discussion.
Lourdes' courage in putting her own story out for all to see should be matched by us all. There may seem like little courage in donating to a project, but it's time to alter the conversation about cancer (with a little c), and defuse the mythology about Cancer (with a big c).
Please donate, and encourage those you know to donate. The link is: http://igg.me/p/307828/x/694362 - don't stop to think, hit it AND donate.
My goal is to be of a difference to the world. To share my life in a way that has never been shared before. To speak of what most of us avoid. To show all the things I did to fight the cancer. To show what one goes through and how we just aren't our authentic to ourselves just to avoid hurt. not really knowing what we really want from you. From driving down to Mexico, to coming back home and doing treatments. The goal is to get this out to as many homes all around the world. So they too can fight the good fight in whatever it is they are facing in life.
I have lost many to cancer even my dad this past December. And I know first hand that every year more and more people will be diagnosed with cancer. I want to step it up and give hope to all.
Giving a contribution today will allow me, and all of us together to finish the project and be a Grand difference in this world that is needed for so many cancer sufferes
My compassion for people allowed me to share even the most personal moments in my life. Join me in giving back. Thank you so much for your support.
Please get the word out and make some noise about my campaign.