My amazing friend Greer Wylder, the busiest woman I know, recently shared with me her newest project/passion: “One Shot.” I’d like to share a message from her and incredible trailer of the new documentary “One Shot.” I feel so honored to be included in the “One Shot” buzz. Please spread the word and the trailer.
One of my four sons, Tristan, 18, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (an autoimmune disease) nearly four years ago. He’s now insulin dependant for life, which is not a cure, it’s life support. Since he was diagnosed he’s given
himself more than 8,000 injections of insulin, and has pricked his fingers for blood nearly 16,000 times. It’s been a tough time on all of us. Even though he looks like a picture of health, his fluctuating blood sugar levels can cause catastrophic damage to his liver, kidneys, heart, eyesight and more. Type 1 Diabetes is life-threatening, difficult and it doesn’t go away. I work hard as a board member of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), which funds research for a cure to Type 1 Diabetes and its complications. I won’t give up until there’s a cure for Tristan and the hundreds of millions of people living with diabetes around the world.
Apart from my work with JDRF, I’ve been introduced to two inspiring documentary filmmakers from New York, Lisa Hepner (a Type 1 Diabetic too) and Guy Mossman. They’re in production on a film called “One Shot,” a documentary about Team Type 1, a team of international professional cyclists all with Type 1 Diabetes who are competing to become the first diabetic athletes to conquer the Tour de France. They are hoping to get into the race by 2012. With exclusive access, “One Shot” will follow the team over the next three years. They want to do for Type 1 Diabetes and diabetics what Lance Armstrong has done for cancer research and cancer patients. You can preview the documentary at “One Shot” trailer.
I’m very passionate about this film, and Lisa Hepner and Guy Mossman of Vox Pop Films have asked me to be executive producer.
This film will educate, entertain and inspire the audience, whether you have diabetes or not. Everyone understands a struggle. It’s also a way to generate awareness, funding and research to find a cure. This film will reach a worldwide audience. It’s a great story, period. And it will bring us closer to a cure.
The completion of “One Shot” depends heavily on the generosity of donors, both individuals and corporations. And all contributions are tax-deductible, and donors will be acknowledged in the
credits of the film. My overall goal as executive producer is to raise $500,000 to help fund this film.
If you’d be interested in making a donation to get this film made or know someone who might (or both). I’ll contact you within the next week to gauge your interest. In the meantime, if you have any
questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.300.8713.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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