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“Preston was diagnosed (October 2014) shortly after he turned 4yrs old with Medulloblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer usually associated with children. His tumor was successfully removed and nothing of it could be seen after surgery.
 
His tumor was tested for type of cancer and to make sure it wasn’t an elevated form of Medulloblastoma which would have called for a different protocol. Lucky for us Preston fell into standard risk with normal protocol treatment and we went through a month of Radiation and then almost a full year of Chemotherapy. All of his scans throughout treatment showed no sign of bad news and things looked great! We finished with Preston’s last round of chemo a couple days before Christmas of 2015.
Donation: $0.00 / $10.000.00

Home of the free, because of the brave…

The men and women who serve our country are brave and selfless. Sometimes those in our military even put their own lives on the line to protect ours.

However, after these men and women finish serving the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps and return home, sometimes they fall through the cracks. When our soldiers overseas return with terrible injuries, disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, or anxiety, it’s time for us to step in.

This year we want to help another veteran, or group of veterans, whether that be reuniting them with a war buddy, helping them with medical costs, or providing them with other services they may need.

Donation: $120.00 / $8.000.00

Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.

Homelessness has been declared a state of emergency in the Seattle area. Our country has an abundance of food, housing, and resources. It’s time to stop ignoring our fellow human beings or pretending we don’t see they’re in need.

Homelessness is not an incurable disease. It’s something we can end for good if we come together as a community and open our hearts to heal the suffering of others less fortunate.

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in January of 2015, approximately 564,708 people were homeless on any given night in the United States. In Seattle, the 35th annual One Night Count of homeless people in King County took place on Friday,

Donation: $210.00 / $10.000.00

An estimated 30 million  people worldwide are caught in some form of slavery.

Human trafficking includes sex trafficking, labor trafficking, domestic servitude, child soldiers and organ trafficking. The revenue generated by human trafficking each year worldwide is 32 billion dollars.

Between 100,000-300,000 children within the United States are sexually exploited each year. 14 years of age is the average age of entry into prostitution within the United States. Between 14,500-17,500 victims are trafficked into the United States each year. For less than 100 dollars a girl can be sold into a brothel, and girls as young as 5 years old are being sold into slavery.

Seattle currently ranks as the third highest human trafficking city in the country for this type of activity.

Donation: $520.00 / $15.000.00

Sometimes someone may appear to be fine – happy, healthy, and successful, but that doesn’t always mean they’re not struggling. Millions of people have what can be called an invisible illness, whether that’s depression, high-functioning anxiety, or some other disability that affects their everyday life.

For Talk It Up TV’s suicide prevention episode, we’re seeking to break down stereotypes about the burdens people in our community face but rarely talk about.
 
Millions of people in the U.S. experience anxiety or addiction or chronic pain on a daily basis, and not always who you’d expect. Yet we keep these stories hidden for fear of being judged, or shamed, or viewed as broken.
 
Donation: $5.476.41 / $10.000.00

Home of the free, because of the brave…

The men and women who serve our country are brave and selfless. Sometimes those in our military even put their own lives on the line to protect ours. 

However, after these men and women finish serving the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps and return home, sometimes they fall through the cracks. When our soldiers overseas return with terrible injuries, disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, or anxiety, it’s time for us to step in.

We have an incredible family to help! This veteran was injured in Iraq in 2005. He broke his back, has PTSD, and a traumatic brain injury.

Donation: $5.576.00 / $10.00

We met Madi when she was 9-years-old. A daughter to a single mother struggling to pay the bills, she was also teased mercilessly at school.

When Anny asked her what it was like at school and recess she said she felt lonely, but that she had figured out a solution: If she took pencils to school and drew faces on them she didn’t get so lonely anymore.

That story touched Anny’s heart and helped shape the format of Talk It Up TV and the way we capture and tell stories to our audience.

Madi has desperately needed braces for years. Eating for her means pain. Can you imagine not being able to eat an apple without feeling pain?

Donation: $0.00 / $5.000.00