The Battle We Didn't Choose

My Wife's Fight With Breast Cancer
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Angelo Merendino
Photography
New York, New York
United States
1 Team Member

Thank you for all of the support and encouragement. 

Please view my website to keep up with our story - http://www.mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com

Any contribution is greatly appreciated and will go to helping me cover the costs of exhibiting my photos. If you feel moved to do so, sharing this campaign is as easy as reposting the link.

Be sure to choose your perk if you make a donation. All items will be shipped at the end of the campaign.

Thank you

 

In September of 2007, I married the girl of my dreams. Five months later, Jennifer was diagnosed with Stage IIIB Breast Cancer. Sadly, we discovered that most people are not aware of the reality of life with cancer and we often felt alone in cancer land. When Jennifer was re-diagnosed in April of 2010 with Stage IV breast cancer we realized that we could not face this alone: we needed people to better understand the challenges that we face every day - chronic pain from the side effects of 3-plus-years of treatment and medications, daily fears, anxiety, worries and exhaustion, to name just a few. We tried talking and when words came up short I turned to the only other way that I know to communicate, my camera. My photographs show this daily life.

 

Since publishing my photos on the web this past June, I have been contacted by people from all over the world telling me how my photos and our story inspire them. Many are women who are currently fighting breast cancer, women who share the same frustrations and difficulties of being left alone in their time of need; others tell me that through my photos, they better understand how they can help a loved one who is facing this horrible disease.

 

As of now, I have two shows scheduled for my documentary (see below for description). I am seeking support so that our story can be exhibited all over the world, spreading a message that needs to be heard, breast cancer is more than pink ribbons; it is a battle that should not be fought alone. In addition to contacting magazines, newspapers and websites, I plan on producing 40-50 exhibition prints. Support is needed to cover the costs of materials and services required to proof, print, and frame the work. Support is also requested for equipment required to assist in the production, storage and transmission of the work. 

 

 

View photos in my gallery here on Indie GoGo then go to my website to see more

 

Upcoming Shows


- 78th St. Studios, Cleveland, Ohio - November 18th 

*Opening night premier of "The Battle We Didn't Choose"*


- The Gathering Place, Cleveland, Ohio � July-September 2012

�The Gathering Place opened in January 2000 as a nonprofit, community-based cancer support center to fill an unmet need in the greater Cleveland community. The mission of The Gathering Place is to support, educate and empower individuals and families touched by cancer through programs and services provided free of charge.�

 

 
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  • $10USD
    "Making of" blog access

    Access to my blog which will include updates or works in progress, upcoming shows and daily thoughts.

    7 claimed
  • $20USD
    Website "thank you" list

    In addition to access to my blog, your name will be added to my website "thank you" list.

    64 claimed
  • $50USD
    Limited Edition 6" x 9" book

    In addition to inclusion on the website thank you list and blog access, you will receive a 6” x 9” limited edition soft cover trade book. The book will be 20 pages.

    59 claimed
  • $125USD
    Limited Edition 10" x 8" book

    In addition to inclusion on the website thank you list and blog access, you will receive a 10” x 8” limited edition soft cover book. The book will be 20 pages and will be signed by Jennifer and me.

    23 claimed
  • $250USD
    Limited Edition 10” x 8” book

    In addition to inclusion on the website thank you list and blog access, you will receive a 10” x 8” limited edition hard cover book with dust jacket. The book will be 30 pages and will be signed by Jennifer and me

    8 claimed
  • $500USD
    Limited Edition 13" x 11" book

    In addition to inclusion on the website thank you list and blog access, you will receive a 13” x 11” limited edition hard cover book with dust jacket.The book will be 40 pages and will be signed by Jennifer and me

    2 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Collection of 10 signed prints

    In addition to inclusion on the website thank you list and blog access, you will receive a collection of 8.5� x 11� signed prints (chosen by donator) presented in an archival box.

    0 claimed
  • $2,500USD
    Private viewing in NYC

    In addition to inclusion on the website thank you list and blog access, you will receive a 13� x 11� limited edition hard cover book with dust jacket, one night accommodations in New York City and a private viewing of the exhibition for you and one other, joined by Jennifer and me. (Scheduling based around Jennifer's treatments and health)

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