Help Those Who Are Coping With A Cancer Diagnosis
Familius is trying to help families who struggle with the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis and they need your help! They are raising money on Kickstarter. Recently, I caught up with Christopher Robbins to learn more about his work; here’s what he told me:
What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?
A cancer diagnosis effects more than just the patient. It effects their entire family, especially their spouse who is just as shocked and scared as they are. The spouse will have questions they need answered, and fears they need addressed.
The Couple’s Cancer Project will do just that and become the resource to help them know what to expect when the unexpected happens. A DVD series (4 disks that are 45-60 minutes long) will answer questions many spouses have. With expert interviews and interactive portions, couples will be able to work together and plan the best ways to handle the changes in their lifestyle that come with cancer. It will become a support to help them as they journey through cancer as a couple.
How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?
We are raising $15,000. The filming for the project is complete, but the funds are needed to cover the costs of video editing, DVD packaging, and DVD mastering.
The project launched yesterday, and we’ve raised $595.
Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?
Based off the book, “Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What?”, The Couple’s Cancer Project will help the spouses of recently diagnosed cancer patients. While cancer patients have hotlines, therapy groups, and organizations created to support them, their spouses need help too.
This project will be a resource guide for the spouses as it discusses their unanswered (and sometimes unasked) questions. The DVDs will help spouses understand how to:
Overcome the shock and fear of diagnosis
Talk to family about diagnosis and treatment updates
Choose the right doctors
Give support and know where to find it
Understand the cost of cancer both financially and emotionally
Continue and nurture their romance
Balance a full-time job and new household duties
What rewards, if any, are you offering to your supporters?
Name listed in the DVD credits as a project supporter
Copies of the book “Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What?” signed by author Carson Boss
Digital copies of the entire series
Physical copies of the entire series
Four book titles involving cancer and terminal illness from Familius: “Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What?,” “Chemo-Therapist,” “Refined by Fire,” and “Life Happens.”
A donation of the entire series to an organization or hospital of your choice
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