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During the webinar on January 10th participants were invited to support this campaign - thank you for your contributions!!! This changes lives and creates a community where people show up for each other.
INVISIBLE to BE INVISIBLE
collective campaign to make the invisible visible
So many people suffer in the invisible spaces, isolated and discarded by a sickcare system that does not put the wellbeing of people first. Many people have become invisible. They are not out in life, they are not traveling, they are not engaged in cultural outings, trail activities, outdoor sports and many other events.
This campaign is for them, for us, for all of us. Let's be VISIBLE.
no matter how we move, as long as we move - #KeepMoving #ActivateYourBrain
This campaign is our 5th collective campaign. The collective campaigns help to support the individual campaigns of the people who have little or no support network left. Together we show up for each other, and then no one is left behind. We start this one off with the unused balance from the previous collective campaign.
So far 219 people completed their campaigns, and this INVISIBLE to BE VISIBLE campaign aims to raise for many more people to become visible and supported by a generous community.
Beyond donating, here are other choices to be part of this
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donate to this campaign, or go to one of the now active campaigns
Thank you for showing up with radical generosity
Amelia Raine completed campaign #140 and wrote a song about the Alinker.
Amelia went from being isolated at home, not having any energy to go out, to being employed and engaged in community. Her Alinker, and the fact that strangers showed up to complete her campaign, changed everything for her.
Click on the photo below, with Julie (campaign #119) and Christine to hear the song, and please read the lyrics underneath the video on YouTube.
The IMPACT of a campaign
Here are some examples of people who did their campaign and got access to their own Alinker, that, as you can see from the photos, changed their life!
Claude (campaign #185) went from resting and being exhausted, to being out in life again. Look at that smile!
Rory (campaign #204) could barely make a distance with their walker. Now they go camping with their son!
Melanie (campaign #207) got pretty isolated, and now makes contact with strangers while she's out.
Kyndel (campaign #210) got a lot healthier when challenging herself to go the distance with her Alinker
Support the individual campaigns directly, or support this collective campaign to feed the individuals
About the campaigns
The campaigns are about sharing. Most people have no idea what life is like when you live with MS or what happens after you have a stroke. Isolation is often a bigger problem than the symptoms of the disease itself. With the campaigns we can share and educate people, because it can happen to all of us. When we create a movement where people simply show up for each other, it might get a bit ‘safer’ and less ‘scary’ to engage with each other. Some people share their experiences on their campaign, others share their funds to support the campaigns. It is not about asking for money, it is creating an opportunity for people to learn and show up with #generosity. Being generous resonates with who we are as humans. We understand generosity deeply and when you practice it, you feel so much better
About the individual campaigns
- The campaigns amount is to cover the Alinker, shipping, process and campaign fees and our support.
- The campaigns are all or nothing, no credit cards are charged unless the campaign reaches its goal.
- As soon as the campaign reaches its goal, we ship an Alinker (from direct stock or you'll be placed in line, delivery 6-8 weeks).
- Campaigners do not handle money. On disability or welfare, you cannot handle money without being penalized, but you can receive an Alinker !
- When the campaign raises more than the goal, the campaigner can chose another campaign where we then make the donation to, paying it forward, or get the balanced paid out, the choice is the campaigner's.
- If you want to start a campaign and are outside Canada or the USA, write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can potentially get a shipping quote to where you live, and include that in the campaign goal, though we like to keep shipping at a minimum, so we will not ship anywhere beyond $250 shipping costs.
Together we build a movement of kindness and generosity, because we all need it
Why do we facilitate crowdfunding on our site?
We believe that the Alinkers should be available for everybody, regardless of income and people who start a crowdfunding campaign here, will have access to a life changing Alinker. Did you see how happy Selma Blair is using her Alinker? Her anxiety dropped from level 10 to 2 after she got back on her new Alinker. She is so happy and so on with this new invention, that she wants to create a fund to get people access to Alinkers. These crowdfunding campaigns are the first step to make Alinkers available for everybody. Selma Blair and BE are now putting their energy together to build a generous community around all the campaigners! The campaigners are people who allow others to show up generously, give them love!
Here is the Alinker segment as was aired on CBS Innovation Nation October 2019
Why an Alinker?
Generally, medical devices are a technical solution for a body with a
The Alinker is designed for who we are, a whole human being, who wants to live an active and engaged life. We are a human, we have a body. Whether we miss a leg of have MS, it does not change who we are.
Yet the world we live in, treats us as a body with a problem, which creates a social divide between people based on their body, based on what we have, not on who we are. Isolation and loneliness are more devastating than the disease itself. So we need to show up for each other, acknowledge each other and be present to who we are.
These campaigns are here to bridge the gap between a high quality custom Alinker, and the people who live at the receiving end of a 'sickcare' system that drives people into poverty.
So, show up, be radically generous, it is something we humans really
When you read each story in each campaign, pause and imagine who that person is, and why they started the campaign, reach out to them, let them know they are surrounded and seen, heard and not alone. When we do that, we feel better and create a safer community where we know we can show up for each other. It connects us with our essence, we are radically generous creatures, we just got a little lost in systems that are not designed for our wellness.
Alinkers change lives, here are a few people
Who is the Alinker for?
The Alinker is for people who want to stay active, regardless of mobility challenges.
To operate and use the Alinker you must have the ability to:
- walk to some degree
- flex and extend your legs
- bear weight on one leg briefly while getting on and off the Alinker
- be consciously aware of your surroundings
- be aware of your ability and limitations
What is the Alinker?
The Alinker is an exceptionally cool, three-wheeled walking bike
for humans with mobility constraints. It’s not a medical device,
it’s a lifestyle tool, designed to enable users to lead active and
socially engaged lives — at eye level.
On the Alinker, users sit upright -- at eye level with standing companions. Weight is supported by the seat with no stress on the lower body, while handle bars provide additional support. Feet remain on the ground, keeping users stable and safe.
Together we'll make this work, in kindness and from the heart
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