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#IndiesUnite4Joshua ~ IndieGoGo Ends but it’s Not the End for Joshua

The IndieGoGo fundraiser officially known as Indies Unite for Joshua came to a close today at 2:59 AM EST.

The campaign began Jan. 31st and never let up. The proof is we continued to receive donations up to the final hours—attracting new people to help spread the word even though we had reached the $10K target three days ago.

We ended the fundraiser with $10,320

 Wheeeee! WE DID IT!

Indies Unite for Joshua started out as authors banding together to help one of their own—Maxwell Cynn. His 21-year old son, Joshua was diagnosed with leukemia back in January. Max first blogged about it here.

$10K was an arbitrary number I set to help pay for Joshua’s medical treatment not covered by the family’s health insurance. It was an amount I thought would be challenging but achievable.

What evolved over the past four months has both amazed and inspired me. Incredible people from all walks of life and almost every corner of the globe jumped on board to help. They blogged about the fundraiser, displayed the “Metallica baby widget” on their sites, and spread the word via all their social networks. On Twitter, the hashtag #IndiesUnite4Joshua was an active 24/7 stream and a hub of support.

I wish I could personally acknowledge everyone who helped, but that wouldn’t be possible here. What I can do is direct you to connect with some of the most supportive and wonderful people you’d ever want to meet. Find them on:

~ Twitter—Pull up #IndiesUnite4Joshua and follow a fantastic worldwide community
~ IndieGoGo—Generous people who funded and left comments for Joshua
~ The Gallery—Supporters who did videos and donated perks
~ The IndiesUnite4Joshua YouTube Channel
~ The Spreecast Party held May 25th

Over the next weeks, I will contact everyone who funded Indies Unite for Joshua to help redeem their perks. My goal is to get this done as quickly as possible. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me at:

eden [dot] baylee@rogers [dot] com

The fundraiser on IndieGoGo may be over, but it’s far from over for Joshua. Read Max’s latest post and find out how you can continue to help. I’d also highly recommend you pick up Max’s books. He has a beautiful way with words, and sales go to help Joshua as well.

I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped with Indies Unite for Joshua. If we were strangers before, we are now friends. If we were already friends, we became even better friends.

It’s been an honor and a pleasure,

eden 

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Last Musical Mondays for #IndiesUnite4Joshua ~ Stand by Me

UPDATE ~ ONLY hours left to donate at IndieGoGo
Please keep sharing Indies Unite for Joshua
Every amount counts ~ GREAT perks still available!

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This is the last Monday leading up to the final days of Indies Unite for Joshua. We are SO CLOSE to our $10K goal at $9830.

“Stand by Me” is orchestrated by Playing for Change, an excellent foundation that uses multimedia to bring together musicians from around the world. It’s an emotional, beautiful, and inspiring video.

In the blog post by Max that precipitated this fundraiser, he asked his friends to stand by him. I can’t think of a better song that exemplifies the spirit of the amazing people who’ve stood by Joshua, Max, and their family for the past four months.

THANK YOU ALL for uniting to raise funds for Joshua’s medical treatment and give him a chance at life. It’s been wondrous to share this journey with each and every one of you.

You can continue to donate to Indies Unite for Joshua until May 30th, 11:59 PST.

Let’s blow the 10K goal and get as much as we can in these last 3 days!  

With respect and gratitude,

eden 

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What a Party it Was! #IndiesUnite4Joshua on @Spreecast

The party to celebrate the wonderful people who’ve been part of the Indies Unite for Joshua fundraiser happened last night, and it was a huge success.

Maxwell Cynn and I were joined by so many supportive friends, and the amazing Lorca Damon, who produced the show wrote about it on her blog. It’s a hilarious postso don’t miss it!

If you were unable to attend the party and want to see the fun, please check it out HERE.

Donations are being accepted for Indies Unite for Joshua until May 30th, and we are just $300 from our $10K goal.

Your continued help with spreading the word will get us there.

eden 

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Musical Mondays #IndiesUnite4Joshua ~ I Won’t Back Down

For all those working on Indies Unite for Joshua, this one’s for you, by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

10 days to go – don’t back down.

eden

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The Lowdown on #IndiesUnite4Joshua with 11 Days Left

 

The  goal is $10,000. We need $1346.

The fundraiser will END 11:59 PM PST – May 30th. That’s:

~ 1:59 AM CST – May 31st

~ 2:59 AM EST – May 31st

We’ve been going strong for almost 4 months.

Thousands have shared the campaign on all their social networks.

We’ve had people donate once, twice, multiple times—amounts ranging from $1 to $500.

This has all been to help Joshua Moore, the 21-year-old son of independent author, Maxwell Cynn. Joshua has leukemia and needs help to continue his treatments. By making a donation of ANY AMOUNT, you are:

~ changing Joshua’s life by giving him a fighting chance

~ helping a fellow author and human being

~ supporting a cause that has connected people from over the world

Max will appear on video tomorrow on IndieGoGo with his message to everyone who’s supported his son. I thought it timely to share Max’s original post which started the campaign. It reminds me of how far we’ve come.

My deepest respect and appreciation to all,

eden 

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