Second, Second Chance

Second, Second Chance: the Story of Late Effects of Cancer Treatment as told through the daily lives of survivors themselves.
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Stephanie Zimmerman
Health
Johns Creek, Georgia
United States
12 Team Members

Short Summary

myHeart, yourHands is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization, borne out of a shared passion for the potential late effects of cancer treatment among survivors. Co-Founders, Judy Bode and Stephanie Zimmerman are adults survivors of childhood cancers diagnosed in the 1970's who have come face to face with a few late effects, including heart failure requiring heart transplantation.

Second, Second Chance is a passion project that we believe holds the potential to spare hearts among other things in the lives of individual survivors. We will be approaching this project incrementally across multiple campaigns.

    Why is this project important to us?

    Because no one should be cured of cancer only to succomb to the late effects of life-saving treatments.

    This project offers the contributor a most unique opportunity to impact the future health and wellbeing of ALL cancer survivors, to be an instrument in the actual saving of lives. 

    There are 13 million survivors in the US alone; 2.2 million are breast cancer survivors; 328,000 are survivors of childhood cancers. These numbers will only continue to grow. Ultimately, MHYH intends to fund innovative, less toxic therapies such that late effects become a thing of the past; however, we can NOT accomplish this goal without YOU.

    What We Need & What You Get

    Funding raised from this campaign will go directly towards the production and distribution of a documentary style film pieces that will serve to educate and equip cancer survivors, those who love them, those who are charged with the provision of the healthcare, and future healthcare providers.

    If we fall short of our $50,000 goal, then we will revisit the budget. Nevertheless, the monies will be allocated to bringing the story of late effects before the world as a means to educate and equip cancer survivors everywhere.

    The Impact

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    On a personal note, I believe that anyone reading this would be hard-pressed not to know someone who has been affected by cancer whether personally, a family member, or friend. 

    Every cancer survivor carries the risk for potential late effects; the question is whether or not they are aware, informed, and equipped to advocate on their own behalf.

    We will pursue this goal without relent until late effects are brought to an end once and for all.

    Other Ways You Can Help

    If you are not able to support MHYH financially at this time, no problem as there are plenty of other ways you can lend your support:

     

     

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    This campaign ended on October 31, 2013
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    • $5USD
      Supporter of HOPE, FUTURE

      Your name or the name of a loved one who is battling or has battled cancer will be posted to our Second, Second Chance FB Fan Page and/or a S/O via Twitter, if you so desire.

      4 claimed
      Estimated delivery: October 2013
    • $15USD
      Cultivator of HOPE, FUTURE

      Your name or name of a loved one who is battling cancer or has battled cancer along with a picture of them will be posted to our Second, Second Chance Fan Page

      0 claimed
      Estimated delivery: January 2014
    • $25USD
      Agent of HOPE, FUTURE

      Advanced Downloadable form of Second, Second Chance.

      2 claimed
      Estimated delivery: January 2014
    • $30USD
      myHeart: Full of Gratitude

      A personal, handwritten thank YOU along with all previous perks.

      2 claimed
      Estimated delivery: January 2014
    • $100USD
      Bling with Meaning

      A silver charm, hand-stamped with the initial of your choice paired with a pearl: necklace or bracelet {your choice} along with all previous perks.

      3 out of 10 claimed
      Estimated delivery: November 2013
    • $250USD
      Advocate of HOPE, FUTURE

      Two 2 hour Interior Design Consultation with Christy G. Black of www.11MagnoliaLane.com along with all previous perks. *Early Birds strike GOLD

      0 out of 2 claimed
      Estimated delivery: January 2014
    • $500USD
      Film Credits: Bronze Donor

      Recognition in the credits as a Bronze Level Donor along with previous perks with the exception of the early bird perk if 20 have already been claimed.

      0 claimed
      Estimated delivery: January 2014
    • $750USD
      Film Credits: Silver Donor

      Recognition in the credits as a Silver Level Donor along with previous perks with the exception of the early bird perk if 20 have already been claimed.

      0 claimed
      Estimated delivery: January 2014
    • $1,000USD
      Film Credits: Gold Donor

      Recognition in the credits as a Gold Level Donor along with previous perks with the exception of the early bird perk if 20 have already been claimed.

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      Estimated delivery: January 2014
    • $2,000USD
      Film Credits: Platinum

      Recognition in the credits as a Platinum Level Donor along with previous perks with the exception of the early bird perk if 20 have already been claimed.

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      Estimated delivery: January 2014
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