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Invitation to No Limits

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I would like to invite you to the opening reception for the exhibit, No Limits, at Mason Fine Art on Thursday, November 10th, from 6-9 PM. This is an exhibition featuring artists from Georgia who are living with a disability. My project, Real Stories, Real People, will also be on exhibit. Please join us on Thursday evening to support these talented artists.

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Coming Full Circle with Donald

Donald and Mom

I started photographing and collecting stories for this project, Real Stories, Real People, in May of 2014. The first participants I interviewed and photographed were Donald and his mother Jackie. Although I spent a lot of time with the family photographing I never managed to capture a portrait of mother and son. Because Donald and his mother have such a strong bond I knew that having a portrait of the two of them was an essential part of their story. Recently, I returned to visit Donald and Jackie and created this image. I love the feeling this image evokes but it also has a special significance to me. Donald was the first person I photographed for this project and the last. I have completed all the stories and the creation of the publication has begun.

Thank you to all the individuals and families who collaborated with me. Your stories have inspired and moved me. Thank you to all who donated to this project. Your generosity will be funding the creation of the publication which will be distributed to the legislators and public early next year. Lastly, thank you to all who have followed this blog, read the stories, and provided encouraging words. Stay tuned regarding the progress of the publication.

FUNDING UPDATE

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In the last three weeks, an additional  $1,000 has been generously donated to my project, Real Stories, Real People. I am 25% of the way to meeting my goal by May 31, 2015. These funds will be used to create a publication that will educate the public and Georgia legislators about developmental disabilities and the importance of funding to support this population. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. No amount is too small and any donation is highly appreciated. To make a tax-deductible contribution visit my website at https://beate-sass-s2n1.squarespace.com/config#/|/donate/

FUNDING UPDATE

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In the last two weeks, an additional $520.00 has been generously donated to my project, Real Stories, Real People. I am 12% of the way to meeting my goal by May 31, 2015. These funds will be used to create a publication that will educate the public and Georgia legislators about developmental disabilities and the importance of funding to support this population. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. No amount is too small and any donation is highly appreciated. To make a tax-deductible contribution visit my website at http://www.realstoriesrealpeople.org/donate/

Funding Update

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I have received $500.00 thus far towards my goal of $8000.00. These funds will be used to create a publication that will feature photo essays from my project and information about developmental disabilities. The publication will be distributed to the public and our Georgia legislators during the 2016 session. I hope to meet my goal by the end of May. Please consider making a contribution to support my efforts in bringing my project to fruition. To make a tax-deductible contribution visit my website at http://www.realstoriesrealpeople.org/donate/