Monthly Archives: April 2013

2 weeks and counting!

I cannot believe that two weeks from this very moment, we will be filming the Vegas donor! We’ve had to be flexible in some of our plans due to fundraising, but that’s ok!
We had to take the Calgary part out of the trip, but will fly Lauren into Bellingham while we are there. It’s cheaper and in the long run, it saves us over $1000.
We didn’t get very lucky with a car sponsorship, but it’s ok. My car is new, it’s just small. I drive a VW Golf 2-door hatchback. It’s a 2012, so it has very little miles on it. We will just have to get a roof rack for our luggage, so we have room for all the filming equipment inside the car. Using my own car will also feel more comfortable and the gas won’t cost as much.
We had to add an extra day into our time in LA, too. We’ll be getting some press there. We even get to hang out in the green room of Jimmy Kimmel Live! His sister Jill is one of my closest friends and just blurted it out last night while we were catching up on the phone. I guess Russell Brand is there that night. No big deal. Hahahaha!
So, we are down to 14 days. 14 days after 9 months of planning. OMG. 14 days!!!

14 days

“A tank of gas and a sandwich.”

My mom donated $100 to the documentary the other day. $50 of that was from her neighbor, LaVon. A couple days later, I got this awesome card in the mail. I bawled like a baby when I read it. A future donor donated (again) today, and her comment for her donation was “For a tank of gas and a sandwich,” because she had seen the card when I posted it on Facebook. So, it’s been kind of a motto the past few days.
LaVon is 82. She took the time to send this to me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

LaVon's card

I was on NPR this morning!!!

I’ve been on The Today Show. I’ve been on the local TV stations about a half-dozen times. I had my own radio show for 4 years. Nothing could compare to this morning.
I’ve always been a listener to NPR. Car Talk was one of the few things I had in common with my father. I have it on in the background while working. It’s playing in my earbuds while I walk Dexter. I’m obviously a fan.
This morning, I was on “Here and Now” with Steve Goldstein. STEVE GOLDSTEIN! *faints*

Here’s the link:

I was on NPR's "Here and Now" today!

I was on NPR’s “Here and Now” today!

I really just wish it were May already!

We’ve been talking about this project since July. We’ve had meetings a few times a month since then. Jimmy and I are both really creative people, and with Jean on board now, there’s no shortage of ideas.

Honestly, though, I just want to get on the road. I am not complaining, but I own my own business, which is a more-than full-time job. The past couple months, this film has become the same. I’m so grateful for everything, but it’s exhausting.

I wish we didn’t have to ask for any more money.
I wish we had the car sponsorship we need. My car is new, but too small for us AND all the equipment & luggage.
I wish that more people would take it seriously.
I wish that we were already on the road. I can’t wait to meet all these people who I have developed relationships with the past two years.

My PR person, Stacey, got registered (along with her boyfriend) online with the MVD to be organ donors.
I wish that everyone would do that.
I wish it were a requirement that people could opt-out of, instead of the other way around.
I wish that I didn’t have so many people coming to me who need a kidney.

I wish that I could grow another kidney to donate again, every year.