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Touch - The Marin Morrison Story

A project in San Francisco, CA by Matt Morrison

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The most inspirational athlete I've ever known was a talented, challenged and determined young USA swimmer. And she was my daughter.
Backers: 379
Average Pledge Per Backer: $130

Funded: $49,181 of $45,000
Dates: Jun 18th -> Jul 18th (30 days)
Project By: Matt Morrison
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Back to Competition

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm humbled and will forever appreciate all of you who've supported my inspirational book project and already helped me reach my goal!! As promised, I will continue to post excerpts from the book as I work on the manuscript. I'd love to hear your... (Read More)

Reaching Higher

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi all, I hope you had a great Fourth of July weekend as I did. Thanks to some incredible effort from terrific friends working their networks and amazing generosity from people responding, I'm getting closer to reaching my goal. I have just one more... (Read More)

Celebrate USA!

July 4th - via: kickstarter.com
On America's birthday it's a great day to remember the wonderful times we shared with the amazing athletes of the 2008 Paralympic and Olympic teams in Beijing and back on home soil at the White House reception in October, 2008. This was one of our... (Read More)

Courage Defined

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
My good friend and former co-worker Paul Devlin has a must-read blog "SportsRip". Usually humorous, always insightful, his post today humbles me. I'd like to share it with everyone here and encourage all to share with others and continue sharing my... (Read More)

Book Excerpt #2

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you to everyone for the growing support of my project. As of now, there are almost 250 backers with over 55% raised toward my goal with two weeks remaining. Marin's story is resonating with a lot of people, but I still need to reach many more... (Read More)

More on the Documentary Film

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks for checking in and please continue to share my link.¬† I want to offer a little more about the documentary film "Touch The Wall - The Story of Marin Morrison" that I'm offering as a reward for pledges of $50 or more. The terrific film was... (Read More)

The Circle is Widening!!

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
First I want to continue expressing my gratitude to everyone who has backed my book project so far. If you're reading this, it's because you're in, and you have my everlasting appreciation. The campaign is gaining momentum but we have a long way to... (Read More)

Get to Know Marin

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a terrific news story done by award-winning journalist Eric Johnson at KOMO 4 News in Seattle that gives you a little more about Marin. This is the first in a series of stories Eric did & this one WON the National Edward R. Murrow Award in... (Read More)

Kickstarter for Paralympian Marin Morrison: Swimming with Brain Cancer

June 24th - via: swimmingworldmagazine.com
MARIN Morrison was one of the most inspirational stories to come out of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. The teenager, whom doctors discovered had a brain tumor in 2005, struggled to complete three swimming events at the Games after suffering a near fatal stroke just months prior. After years battling brain cancer, Morrison passed away in February of 2009. NBC chronicled her story throughout the Games, and a documentary film titled "Touch the Wall -- The Marin Morrison Story" was eventually released. Now, her father Matt Morrison is asking the swimming community for help. He has created a Kickstarter campaign page to raise funds to cover the publishing costs for the book "Touch -- The Marin Morrison Story." (Read More)

A Small Excerpt

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
As promised, I'll be sprinkling in a few excerpts from my book from time to time during the remainder of my campaign. THANK YOU again to all who've backed me so far and PLEASE¬†continue to circulate my link on social media, e-mail lists, web sites... (Read More)

Great Start!!

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! I'm humbled by the terrific response to my book project and very grateful to all who have backed me so far. Now we have to keep climbing toward my goal. It's a comparatively large dollar amount for a publishing project on Kickstarter and I want... (Read More)

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