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The story of a globetrotter with Cystic Fibrosis on a journey to achieving her dreams and finding her own authentic way in life.

Traveling around the world with Cystic Fibrosis - A story about a globetrotter that undertakes many outer, as well as inner, journeys and begins to realize, how life is an incredible conjunction of circumstances and how everything in life has its purpose.
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7/24/17 - 8/14/17
October 2017
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6,000 €
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What is this project all about?

"Life happens for you" is an autobiographical travel novel in which I tell my story about life with the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis and my backpacking trips around the world. First and foremost though, "Life happens for you" is about the "inner" journey and about finding our own authentic path in life.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

This book is basically for anyone, because I do believe that there is something in it for every type of reader. Even if you do not suffer from a chronic illness, but are interested in traveling and in personal development, or are just in need of some inspiration to take that step in a new direction, this book is definitely for you. What you will find in my book is an honest narrative, an openly written story and if you already know some of my blog posts from my blog, Travelous Mind, you might know what to expect from the book, as well.

Why would you support this project?

My great love for writing and story-telling is only one of the reasons for me to write this book, because creating this book did and does have a deeper meaning to me, as well as a great purpose. With this book I want to reach out and inspire especially those who, through certain impairments like chronic illnesses or other imaginable obstacles in life, feel at a disadvantage and who have lost their spirit and courage to live a fulfilled and happy life because of them. I want to show them, as well as any other readers, that these alleged „impairments“ are not strokes of fate, but actually gifts that life hands us so that we can turn these disadvantages into our greatest advantages. That through conquering these obstacles we can draw the most strength and in the end- see the world through different eyes. I want to show that life always happens for us and never against us. This is my vision and that’s why this book is so dear to my heart.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

With the money raised through the campaign the first edition of "Life happens for you" will be printed in German. Also the cost for copy-editing, storage, packaging and shipping inside Germany will be covered. Reaching the funding threshold of 6.000€ will secure the printing of the first 1000 books. If the funding goal of 11.000€ is reached, the book will be translated into English and another set of books will be printed in English. The book entails approx. 270 pages including high-resolution photos.

Who are the people behind the project?

About Me
My name is Denise, I'm 26 years old, wanderer by heart, filmmaker, minimalist, perfectionist and dreamer.

In the beginning of 2016 I started my heart-project, my blog
"Travelous Mind", where I initially only wrote about individual travel. With time though I came to realize that my personal topic was mindful travel with chronic illness. Since I have been traveling the world for nearly 7 years with a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis, carrying all my required medicine in my backpack with me, this topic has become my specialty. On my blog I also write a lot about self reflection, personal development, fears, dreams and more.

Writing this book has been a dream of mine for many years but it wasn't until March 2017 that I really knew what story I was going to tell. So this book really comes from the heart and I hope to reach and inspire as many people as possible.

About Cystic Fibrosis

CF (=Cystic Fibrosis) is a rare genetic disease that effects mainly the lungs, but also most other organs. Life with CF requires a strict therapy regime consisting of daily inhalants, exercise on a regular basis and many medications, as well as regular antibiotic treatments. While life with CF was hardly manageable only a few decades ago, nowadays the average life expectancy is at about 40 years. Worldwide there are about 70.000 people diagnosed with CF.
You can find further information on Cystic Fibrosis here.

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8/11/17 - Important info for English speakers: We have...

Important info for English speakers:
We have reached the funding threshold of 6.000€, which means that the book WILL be printed in German. If the second funding goal of 11.000€ is met though, the book „Life happens for you“ will be translated into English and also printed in English.

This means that the book is NOT yet available in English & since the crowdfunding threshold has been reached already the money that you donate from now on will NOT be returned if the 11.000€-mark is not met.


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