The Guides - an Illustrated Novel about Visibility

A project in Diamond Bar, CA by Erin Donaldson

Cancelled by Creator

Three service animals go on a journey of self-discovery to learn: Sometimes you shouldn’t trust your eyes. You should trust your heart.
Backers: 49
Average Pledge Per Backer: $71

Funded: $3,502 of $10,000
Dates: Oct 13th -> Nov 12th (31 days)
Project By: Erin Donaldson
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Thank you and I will try again soon!

November 7th - via:
Hello Everyone, I am so thankful to have generously received your support along the way. Unfortunately due to personal circumstances I have not been able to focus 100% on this campaign the last two weeks and cannot do so either these last few days.... (Read More)

My Halloween Blog post

October 27th - via:
Hello All, Halloween is coming and I thought I would share a great video starring Michelle Dockery, from the tv show Downton Abbey - who you may not know is a patron of the UK charity Changing Faces. I... (Read More)

My thousand hands and eyes

October 26th - via:
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Equine assisted therapy: where a veteran met Hercules the mini horse

October 21st - via:
Hi Everyone, Thanks for your continued support:-) I wanted to share a story from Patti, who I met at the guide dog school. Her vision loss is degenerative, and she could still see partially when we met. It was a year long wait to get a guide dog, so... (Read More)

A case of the Mondays!

October 19th - via:
Hi All, Well, I'm sorry about last night and the missing Tony and Tilman video - I used a vimeo embed code to save time over uploading directly into Kickstarter. Just found out that didn't work! Here is a link to their hello from last night: ... (Read More)

Meet a pair of my story inspirations: Tony and Tilman

October 18th - via:
Hi Wonderful Backers!  I hope you are all having lovely weekends - it's Sunday evening UK time and I'm ready to start cooking dinner:-) Before I do, I wanted to send you something about the real people and animals behind my project.  You may... (Read More)

New TheGuidesNovel meme to share - thanks to Erynne!

October 17th - via:
Hi Backers!  A friend of mine I grew up with shared something recently that I had to borrow for my latest meme. There are police horses in my story because they are a great metaphor for increased visibility. Here is something you can share with a... (Read More)

Day 4 - Guide Dog video bliss!

October 16th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Off English Hey Everyone! I am trying different things out on twitter - just joined Vine to put 6 seconds of guide dog bliss up for you all... (Read More)

28 Days to go!

October 15th - via:
Happy Thursday everyone! Thanks for continuing to share my project with your friends, family, and co-workers. It means the world! Here is another pic to share on social media - post on your twitter, instagram, pinterest, etc. Or if picking up the... (Read More)

Thank you for a great first day!

October 14th - via:
My heart is feeling so good right now! Thank you everyone for a great first day - I cannot thank you enough for your support. We're off to a fantastic start so let's keep the momentum going! Please keep sharing my link, and I'll give you some... (Read More)

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