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This is the mother of all campaigns,
the one that feeds all
This campaign starts off with the balance of the last collective campaign that reached $21,276! $15,542 from this campaign was used to support individual campaigns that needed a little extra to complete. The balance that carried over was $5,734 for campaigns beyond the 186 that we completed so far! The impact is 186 x agency, belonging, mobility... ...
So here we go! These are your choices...
You can START your own campaign today
You can SPONSOR this mother campaign (send an email to email@example.com)
You can DONATE to one of the individual campaigns
The people who started their campaign, share their experiences with you, experiences that could be yours or mine. They share their stories, and give us the opportunity to generously support their campaigns to get an Alinker.
How life changing are these campaigns exactly for people?
Here are some before and with Alinker shots of the 186 people who completed.
It can happen to all of us, in fact, it happens to 20% of us. We just don't see it as much, because people get isolated and are at home, out of sight. When these people who start the individual campaigns, get on an Alinker, they can go out again, expand their reach, be more independent, have their agency back, become healthier again, go further with less fatigue, regain muscle mass and strength, get their mobility back, engage in events and community, feel happier, be part of life again, all exactly the words that people share with us after they use an Alinker for a while.
How would you want us to show up for you, when it was you on the campaign?
donate to this campaign, or go to one of the now active campaigns
Thank you for showing up with radical generosity
GENEROUSLY supported by:
Individual campaigners who over achieve on their campaigns, like Na'Cole, Burt and Tara! Thank you! Their radical generosity pays it forward to campaigners who do not have much of a support network anymore, and who need some kindness from others.
A campaign completes when it reaches usd$2200, which includes the Alinker, shipping, campaign support and promotion. When the campaigns reach more than $2200, the balance flows over to the collective campaign, the one that feeds all.
Sponsors and partners:
The professional network transforming the way candidates with disabilities and employers connect.
Horizn helps financial institutions dramatically accelerate digital fluency and usage
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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