"I want this for everyone" (quote Selma Blair)
$11,700 raised
117% of $10k goal
9 contributors
48 Days left

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Building a movement of kindness

 

Welcome all you kind people, 

Welcome to the campaign in honour of Selma Blair.

The Alinker has been such a game changer for Selma that she said: "I want this for everyone".  So that is why we collectively raise funds in this special campaign.   

We honour Selma for the tremendous difference she has made for Alinker and people living with MS and other conditions that affect quality of life.  Her honesty, her showing up with being real even throughout the most difficult of times. 

 

At the end of this campaign, or at big milestone moments, we will announce the amount raised and then allocate it to all the individual Alinker campaigns it will benefit. There are about 700 people waiting on the list to be launched, there is no limit as to what we can raise together. 

To date we have completed 73 campaigns (already 10% of what is still waiting). 73 people who would have never had access to an Alinker! 73 Lives changed.   

 

In the profiles below, you will find generous people, friends and relations of Selma. People with products that Selma loves, wears, and promotes. They are donating proceeds of sales, or making a corporate donation to this campaign in her honour. Visit these companies and together we can get a lot of people on their own Alinkers:

 

NUNUNU Coming soon, the global kids' concept brand will be releasing a limited edition tee shirt dedicated to Selma - All proceeds are donated to this campaign (see below)

AWEinspired creates meaningful gifts that give back20% of your purchase will help SO many people gain their independence and mobility (see below)

This medication helped Selma through bad flares  (see below)

ALINKER for every Alinker purchased in Canada or the USA before the 31st January 2020, Alinker will donate $50 to the campaign (does not apply for rent-to-own) 

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Coming soon: NUNUNU, the global kids' concept brand will be releasing a limited edition tee shirt dedicated to Selma   

STAND BY FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE LAUNCH OF THESE EXCLUSIVE T SHIRTS

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Buy incredible jewelry at AWE Inspired and select "Alinker" at check out,  and AWE will donate 20% of their sales to this campaign. 

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Watch this video about the drug actually worked for Selma, her testimony, her experience of it. 

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Thank you for stepping up with generosity that changes lives

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Together we move differently

Together we build a community where people show up for each other

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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 molly@thealinker.com. 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 problem.
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 understand.
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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