Dinosaur Mac's Discovery

By Erin Feasey

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Dinosaur Mac's Discovery

Project 2014-05-27 06:31:58 +1200

WHY

Hi my name is Erin Feasey

Our beautiful son has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a progressive muscle wasting condition with a limited life span. He is a cheeky wee intelligent soul who loves life AND BOOKS!

As parents we were struck with the OMG how will we ever tell him or begin to talk about some of this stuff?

There is only one picture book out there to help deal with these issues but it is American and not what I was looking for.

WHAT I HAVE DONE

I have written my own picture book DINOSAUR MAC'S DISCOVERY and follows a boy through the beginning stages of this condition.

He wears a dinosaur tail everywhere and follows him on some of his "adventures" like physio, Echocardiograms and so on. It is ment to be heartwarming (dino tail), funny (dino tail) while being real (people) and accurate (words like Physio and peadiatrician).

 

MY AIM

My aim is for this to be given out to all young children's families who have this condition for no cost to begin with. There are 14 children 7 and under in NZ With DMD, there is likely to be 4 or 5 times this many in OZ.

There are approx 9 new diagnosis of varying ages in NZ  each year.

 

MONEY PLEDGED

Money raised will go towards the Illustrator, Publishing and printing. to print approx 200 books is just under $2000 although i am hoping for printers to get on board also.

The MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) will help where they can and are behind this book also which means a LOT!!!!!

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

A WONDERFUL illustrator Gabriella Klepatski has come on board after only one email and volunteered her skills.... She has illustrated for Margret Mahy and many other wonderful authors. Here are some of her developmental sketches to get you drooling over the cuteness ... She is amazingly talented and I am so overwhelmed she is a part of this. 

 

MORE MONEY PLEDGED THAN TARGET.

Well to start with that would be AMAZING!!!  The money raised will go towards the illustrator, publishing and printing with any money left over to be donated straight back to MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION Or printing more books depending on money raised and book demand.

 

THANK YOU

I would love people to join our not for profit adventure to help kids with their own Muscular Dystrophy discovery.

xxxx











Comments

Updates 13

Pledges closed ....excitement still continues ... Thanks and love lots!!!

05/07/2014 at 8:53 AM

Pledges have finished and we have raised a total of $5199 some of which has been put straight in to Dino Mac acc and $5095 with PledgeMe. Minus some pledge me fees etc we will be at about $4791 ish ..... Thank you everyone ... An amazing journey and have to say ... Feeling the love. Dino RAWR s. For you all.
If you do want to. Still contribute or know someone who does they can PM me on Facebook and I can pass on Dino Mac acc.

Happy Saturday to you all and have a great school holidays xoxoxo

 

 

Not long left to pledge ... Going to cost more than I thought please help

28/06/2014 at 9:26 PM

Dinosaur onesie .... Dino stuff is everywhere! 
Have got a quote .... Such lovely people out there!!! Looks like it will be more expensive all round than what I thought considering I knew nothing of the process but it's all good ... Dino Mac WILL happen. Only 5 days let to pledge x

RAWR

24/06/2014 at 7:49 AM

We have reached just over $4500 
According to my illustrator if we don't get a publisher who will discount for us this will just pay for the publishing ... Hopefully if we get some discount then the money can go even further ..... This is awesome!!! I do love you and thank you for all the support ..... RAWR RAWR RAWR RAWR

 

 

13/06/2014 at 1:54 PM

Update time again! we have hit $3,700 on pledge me and just super happy
Gabriella the illustrator is having a bit of a break from Dino Mac at the moment as as she has some awesome exhibitions etc to be a part of and do work for. I have only received confirmation from one publisher that they have got my submission. I have added a new page to the book as had not included blood tests and they happen once or twice a year.... this does not seem a lot but most kids are used to inj...ections not actual taking blood.
here is the pledge me link again as the more money we get the better this will be and there is still 21 days left ... wow!!!!!
https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/2166
a pic to show that since there is some quiet time with things there is more time to let my kids paint my face lol! they did not cover all the wrinkles though sadly. Arohanui Dino Mac Friends xox

 

 

Publishers

11/06/2014 at 11:11 AM

Got this super cute postcard in the mail today from one of the publishers telling me they had received my submission and I should hear back in 12-15 weeks.

I'm sick!

08/06/2014 at 6:33 PM

Hi everyone.

right now I have a headcold and am sick enough to want my mummy but not sick enough to justify being in bed all day ... Sigh!

i have had even more pledges coming in and we are $550 over our target ....un believable stuff!

this will be amazing and in some way shape or form it will be used for the book or as a donation depending what all the othe costs come to and since I really have no idea it could be quite interesting :) printing cost are right up there but fingers crossed for some more friendly people who like this book to get on board :)

look after yourselves and try not to get silly pathetic headcolds they really are blah!!!

thanks again xoxox

 

Dino Alex

04/06/2014 at 5:44 PM

Thanks to some family members who had an extinct Dino dressup at their house we now have our own roaring Dino at home xoxoxox

Wow wow wow

03/06/2014 at 7:09 PM

To everyone who has pledged or given me advice support or told me it's a great idea or given me hugs when I needed them .... THANK YOU. I do not think I could be more overwhelmed or humbled by the generosity that has been shown to this wee venture. 

Target reached!!!!!!

Wow

arohanui

Erin xox

New pledge me for more mascara lol joking! ... Hugs!!!

03/06/2014 at 3:53 PM

Not only are we only $50 away from $3000 with still a month left on pledge me, Gabriella has sent me page layouts of the book and it is just perfect... Words are all well and good but with her illustrations it's stunning!

3 submissions were sent off today as the 4th would not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

I think I need to stop wearing mascara at the moment ... It seems to be constantly smeared down my face accompanied by some decent red eye as something mostly happy things is bound to make me cry daily.

 

Truly cool times!  Except for the mascara lol

 

Submissions to publishers

02/06/2014 at 7:57 PM

Just so you know I have been getting these submissions ready and sending 4 off tomorrow :) fingers crossed

 

 

02/06/2014 at 7:36 AM

 

Dinosaur Macs Discovery
You know that rush you get when you swoosh down a new slide for the first time with Grandad shouting encouragement .... Well that's how I am feeling now. 
Dino Mac on Pledge Me is now up to $1945 ....about $500 more than when I went to bed last night ... Crazy cool!
Thank you all so much ... It's only day two lol!!!
Today I am printing off my story and editing my submission letter to send of submissions to Gecko Press, Schoolastic, and a few more. Let's hope they are all as supportive as you. Sadly they do take their time letting people know if they will accept them but I will let you know as soon as I know 
 

More sketches

01/06/2014 at 7:57 PM

Here are some more Sketches by Gabriella. To thank you all I wanted to show you my fav sketch she has done so far .....

The picture of Dino Mac climbing the stairs is my FFAVOURITE PIC  I have seen yet as it is soooooooo accurate and tugs at my heart strings every time I see it.

Feeling honored!

01/06/2014 at 7:11 PM

 

Dinosaur Macs Discovery
Who knew when this wee handsome man was born what was ahead of us .... Would not change it for the world!
Who new when Dinosaur Mac's Discovery was born on Pledge me that we would be over 1/3 of the way there after only one day .... Feeling honored!
 
 

    Pledgers 72

    Susannah Salter
    2014-07-03 13:18:24 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-07-02 16:06:44 +1200
    Laure Mullin
    2014-07-02 10:40:27 +1200
    Kanako Nakanishi
    2014-07-01 13:20:13 +1200
    Tracy Huntleigh-Smith
    2014-07-01 13:12:45 +1200
    Rhiannon Holly White
    2014-06-29 09:10:30 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-28 13:29:55 +1200
    Rose Hewitt
    2014-06-27 20:58:09 +1200
    Rhiannon Holly White
    2014-06-24 06:25:01 +1200
    Stephanie Roach
    2014-06-23 18:34:44 +1200
    Ali
    2014-06-23 16:12:56 +1200
    Nicola Williamson
    2014-06-23 07:46:33 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-22 10:35:17 +1200
    Jill Tyler
    2014-06-22 08:58:47 +1200
    Fiona Moore
    2014-06-22 08:54:48 +1200
    Liz Macaskill
    2014-06-22 08:09:05 +1200
    Bella Hwang
    2014-06-14 16:25:40 +1200
    Donny shadbolt
    2014-06-14 09:50:15 +1200
    Karen Ford
    2014-06-13 17:18:44 +1200
    Suzann & Ian
    2014-06-12 00:19:03 +1200
    Elizabeth Mitchell
    2014-06-11 18:02:05 +1200
    Vivienne Massey
    2014-06-09 12:37:03 +1200
    Colin Entwisle
    2014-06-09 03:12:52 +1200
    Kellie Houlton
    2014-06-08 16:07:47 +1200
    Lisa
    2014-06-08 15:51:24 +1200
    Kerrie McGirr
    2014-06-08 12:46:38 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-08 10:32:48 +1200
    Keryn Ho
    2014-06-08 08:57:44 +1200
    Cherie
    2014-06-07 22:30:53 +1200
    Anna
    2014-06-06 21:43:34 +1200

    Dinosaur Mac's Discovery

    Project 2014-05-27 06:31:58 +1200

    WHY

    Hi my name is Erin Feasey

    Our beautiful son has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a progressive muscle wasting condition with a limited life span. He is a cheeky wee intelligent soul who loves life AND BOOKS!

    As parents we were struck with the OMG how will we ever tell him or begin to talk about some of this stuff?

    There is only one picture book out there to help deal with these issues but it is American and not what I was looking for.

    WHAT I HAVE DONE

    I have written my own picture book DINOSAUR MAC'S DISCOVERY and follows a boy through the beginning stages of this condition.

    He wears a dinosaur tail everywhere and follows him on some of his "adventures" like physio, Echocardiograms and so on. It is ment to be heartwarming (dino tail), funny (dino tail) while being real (people) and accurate (words like Physio and peadiatrician).

     

    MY AIM

    My aim is for this to be given out to all young children's families who have this condition for no cost to begin with. There are 14 children 7 and under in NZ With DMD, there is likely to be 4 or 5 times this many in OZ.

    There are approx 9 new diagnosis of varying ages in NZ  each year.

     

    MONEY PLEDGED

    Money raised will go towards the Illustrator, Publishing and printing. to print approx 200 books is just under $2000 although i am hoping for printers to get on board also.

    The MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) will help where they can and are behind this book also which means a LOT!!!!!

     

    ILLUSTRATIONS

    A WONDERFUL illustrator Gabriella Klepatski has come on board after only one email and volunteered her skills.... She has illustrated for Margret Mahy and many other wonderful authors. Here are some of her developmental sketches to get you drooling over the cuteness ... She is amazingly talented and I am so overwhelmed she is a part of this. 

     

    MORE MONEY PLEDGED THAN TARGET.

    Well to start with that would be AMAZING!!!  The money raised will go towards the illustrator, publishing and printing with any money left over to be donated straight back to MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION Or printing more books depending on money raised and book demand.

     

    THANK YOU

    I would love people to join our not for profit adventure to help kids with their own Muscular Dystrophy discovery.

    xxxx











    Comments

    Pledges closed ....excitement still continues ... Thanks and love lots!!!

    05/07/2014 at 8:53 AM

    Pledges have finished and we have raised a total of $5199 some of which has been put straight in to Dino Mac acc and $5095 with PledgeMe. Minus some pledge me fees etc we will be at about $4791 ish ..... Thank you everyone ... An amazing journey and have to say ... Feeling the love. Dino RAWR s. For you all.
    If you do want to. Still contribute or know someone who does they can PM me on Facebook and I can pass on Dino Mac acc.

    Happy Saturday to you all and have a great school holidays xoxoxo

     

     

    Not long left to pledge ... Going to cost more than I thought please help

    28/06/2014 at 9:26 PM

    Dinosaur onesie .... Dino stuff is everywhere! 
    Have got a quote .... Such lovely people out there!!! Looks like it will be more expensive all round than what I thought considering I knew nothing of the process but it's all good ... Dino Mac WILL happen. Only 5 days let to pledge x

    RAWR

    24/06/2014 at 7:49 AM

    We have reached just over $4500 
    According to my illustrator if we don't get a publisher who will discount for us this will just pay for the publishing ... Hopefully if we get some discount then the money can go even further ..... This is awesome!!! I do love you and thank you for all the support ..... RAWR RAWR RAWR RAWR

     

     

    13/06/2014 at 1:54 PM

    Update time again! we have hit $3,700 on pledge me and just super happy
    Gabriella the illustrator is having a bit of a break from Dino Mac at the moment as as she has some awesome exhibitions etc to be a part of and do work for. I have only received confirmation from one publisher that they have got my submission. I have added a new page to the book as had not included blood tests and they happen once or twice a year.... this does not seem a lot but most kids are used to inj...ections not actual taking blood.
    here is the pledge me link again as the more money we get the better this will be and there is still 21 days left ... wow!!!!!
    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/2166
    a pic to show that since there is some quiet time with things there is more time to let my kids paint my face lol! they did not cover all the wrinkles though sadly. Arohanui Dino Mac Friends xox

     

     

    Publishers

    11/06/2014 at 11:11 AM

    Got this super cute postcard in the mail today from one of the publishers telling me they had received my submission and I should hear back in 12-15 weeks.

    I'm sick!

    08/06/2014 at 6:33 PM

    Hi everyone.

    right now I have a headcold and am sick enough to want my mummy but not sick enough to justify being in bed all day ... Sigh!

    i have had even more pledges coming in and we are $550 over our target ....un believable stuff!

    this will be amazing and in some way shape or form it will be used for the book or as a donation depending what all the othe costs come to and since I really have no idea it could be quite interesting :) printing cost are right up there but fingers crossed for some more friendly people who like this book to get on board :)

    look after yourselves and try not to get silly pathetic headcolds they really are blah!!!

    thanks again xoxox

     

    Dino Alex

    04/06/2014 at 5:44 PM

    Thanks to some family members who had an extinct Dino dressup at their house we now have our own roaring Dino at home xoxoxox

    Wow wow wow

    03/06/2014 at 7:09 PM

    To everyone who has pledged or given me advice support or told me it's a great idea or given me hugs when I needed them .... THANK YOU. I do not think I could be more overwhelmed or humbled by the generosity that has been shown to this wee venture. 

    Target reached!!!!!!

    Wow

    arohanui

    Erin xox

    New pledge me for more mascara lol joking! ... Hugs!!!

    03/06/2014 at 3:53 PM

    Not only are we only $50 away from $3000 with still a month left on pledge me, Gabriella has sent me page layouts of the book and it is just perfect... Words are all well and good but with her illustrations it's stunning!

    3 submissions were sent off today as the 4th would not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

    I think I need to stop wearing mascara at the moment ... It seems to be constantly smeared down my face accompanied by some decent red eye as something mostly happy things is bound to make me cry daily.

     

    Truly cool times!  Except for the mascara lol

     

    Submissions to publishers

    02/06/2014 at 7:57 PM

    Just so you know I have been getting these submissions ready and sending 4 off tomorrow :) fingers crossed

     

     

    02/06/2014 at 7:36 AM

     

    Dinosaur Macs Discovery
    You know that rush you get when you swoosh down a new slide for the first time with Grandad shouting encouragement .... Well that's how I am feeling now. 
    Dino Mac on Pledge Me is now up to $1945 ....about $500 more than when I went to bed last night ... Crazy cool!
    Thank you all so much ... It's only day two lol!!!
    Today I am printing off my story and editing my submission letter to send of submissions to Gecko Press, Schoolastic, and a few more. Let's hope they are all as supportive as you. Sadly they do take their time letting people know if they will accept them but I will let you know as soon as I know 
     

    More sketches

    01/06/2014 at 7:57 PM

    Here are some more Sketches by Gabriella. To thank you all I wanted to show you my fav sketch she has done so far .....

    The picture of Dino Mac climbing the stairs is my FFAVOURITE PIC  I have seen yet as it is soooooooo accurate and tugs at my heart strings every time I see it.

    Feeling honored!

    01/06/2014 at 7:11 PM

     

    Dinosaur Macs Discovery
    Who knew when this wee handsome man was born what was ahead of us .... Would not change it for the world!
    Who new when Dinosaur Mac's Discovery was born on Pledge me that we would be over 1/3 of the way there after only one day .... Feeling honored!
     
     
      Susannah Salter
      2014-07-03 13:18:24 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-07-02 16:06:44 +1200
      Laure Mullin
      2014-07-02 10:40:27 +1200
      Kanako Nakanishi
      2014-07-01 13:20:13 +1200
      Tracy Huntleigh-Smith
      2014-07-01 13:12:45 +1200
      Rhiannon Holly White
      2014-06-29 09:10:30 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-28 13:29:55 +1200
      Rose Hewitt
      2014-06-27 20:58:09 +1200
      Rhiannon Holly White
      2014-06-24 06:25:01 +1200
      Stephanie Roach
      2014-06-23 18:34:44 +1200
      Ali
      2014-06-23 16:12:56 +1200
      Nicola Williamson
      2014-06-23 07:46:33 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-22 10:35:17 +1200
      Jill Tyler
      2014-06-22 08:58:47 +1200
      Fiona Moore
      2014-06-22 08:54:48 +1200
      Liz Macaskill
      2014-06-22 08:09:05 +1200
      Bella Hwang
      2014-06-14 16:25:40 +1200
      Donny shadbolt
      2014-06-14 09:50:15 +1200
      Karen Ford
      2014-06-13 17:18:44 +1200
      Suzann & Ian
      2014-06-12 00:19:03 +1200
      Elizabeth Mitchell
      2014-06-11 18:02:05 +1200
      Vivienne Massey
      2014-06-09 12:37:03 +1200
      Colin Entwisle
      2014-06-09 03:12:52 +1200
      Kellie Houlton
      2014-06-08 16:07:47 +1200
      Lisa
      2014-06-08 15:51:24 +1200
      Kerrie McGirr
      2014-06-08 12:46:38 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-08 10:32:48 +1200
      Keryn Ho
      2014-06-08 08:57:44 +1200
      Cherie
      2014-06-07 22:30:53 +1200
      Anna
      2014-06-06 21:43:34 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 03/07/2014 at 1:18 PM.