Ann Silberman is creating Blog and Facebook Posts for Cancer Patients
5

patrons

$73
per Posts and Video Content
Since 2009, I have been creating funny and honest written blog content about what it is like to have breast cancer, first early stage, now terminal. I've described every test, all the surgeries and illnesses and my thoughts about this disease. Over 3 million people have read my blog. I also have a Facebook page, where I post things like new cancer treatments, inspirational photos, updates on my life and host chats about things important to cancer patients. 

My goal has been to support and help women understand what may happen to them during breast cancer treatment.  I've been through it all: 8 chemos, 3 targeted therapies, many surgeries including mastecomy, reconstruction liver resection, even sepsis.  I have also done SBRT radiation.... and finally hit remission.  Of course, cancer came back worse than ever, spreading all though my abdomen and chest, but a new drug helped me hit remission again! 

If I can do it, so can you!  If my family can do it, so can yours. With my blog, I can help you stay positive and find the funny side of cancer.  And yes, terminal cancer is funny. (Just not always for very long.)  it is also sad and terrifying and frustrating. But, I believe it is better to enjoy life while you have it.

By now, I've written enough words for four books, literally. I have written to hundreds of scared women. It will always be free, and I will continue to write until I die.

I haven't worked in years. I have tried things to make money, such as crafting, but my health is too precarious to be consistent. In the past few years, insurance costs have gone up, the cost of living has gone up, my youngest is in college, my husband retired and our income has lowered. We are not starving or on food stamps, but are starting to feel a pinch.  So while I have received wonderful emotional support over the years, I'm now asking for financial support too. 

I felt bad bad about this until Somebody told me-my blog is essentionally a comprehensive and free book, one that I keep adding to. So if people want to pay for it as if it were a book, they can. And if they don't want to, that is fine. 

If I get any patrons, will use the money to keep my blog ad-free. No ads in between posts, no ads so intrusive that you can't find out where to even click to the next page.  Smaller goals include paying for increased insurance and medical costs, giving me some fun money so I don't have to worry, and larger goals include a blog redesign, and new computer as mine us old. I also want money to boost Facebook posts so people can see them. I also hope to recover lost data off a dead iPhone, which is incredibly expensive! 

Thank you you so much for having read my blog and Facebook page over the years. I'm so grateful for all of you. 
Rewards
Pink Haters Unite!
$1 or more per Posts and Video Content 1 patron
If you pledge a dollar a month to me, which is only $12.00 a year, you will get to be part of the patreon inner circle.  I will share private information, discuss blog posts in advance, we can talk together and basically, you will be the first to know!
Dark Pink Haters
$3 or more per Posts and Video Content 0 patrons
$3.00 a month will get you everything at the dollar level, plus I will send you a Christmas card (or winter holiday of your choice).  You will also get to suggest blog post ideas to me.
Deep Pink Haters
$5 or more per Posts and Video Content 0 patrons
5.00 a month will get you everything above, plus a hand-written birthday card.  I will also share anything you ask to my followers (as long as it is within reason - no x-rated or pro-Komen) twice a year.  
Bright Pink Hater
$10 or more per Posts and Video Content 0 patrons
10.00 a month gets you all of the other earlier tiers plus a pair of earrings or a bracelet or a bag charm/key chain made by me.  I will also do a monthly google hangout for anybody at this tier.  And, finally, I will link to your webpage from my own.  (again, family friendly)
Bubblegum Pink Haters
$15 or more per Posts and Video Content 0 patrons
For 15.00 a month, you get all the previous tier rewards, plus I will write about any topic you suggest and post it on the blog, with links. (nothing x-rated or pro pink please)
Magenta Haters
$25 or more per Posts and Video Content 3 patrons
Okay this is dreamland.  But for 25.00 a month, you will get everything in the previous tiers,(cards, facebook shares, a blog post of your choice) plus a handmade pen, matching stationary, and I will write a letter to anybody you choose, about any topic!
Goals
$73 of $500 per Posts and Video Content
With $500.00 a year, I should be able to cover the costs of my medication and doctor co-pays. This will allow me to keep my blog ad-free. It would encourage me to post more often. 
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Since 2009, I have been creating funny and honest written blog content about what it is like to have breast cancer, first early stage, now terminal. I've described every test, all the surgeries and illnesses and my thoughts about this disease. Over 3 million people have read my blog. I also have a Facebook page, where I post things like new cancer treatments, inspirational photos, updates on my life and host chats about things important to cancer patients. 

My goal has been to support and help women understand what may happen to them during breast cancer treatment.  I've been through it all: 8 chemos, 3 targeted therapies, many surgeries including mastecomy, reconstruction liver resection, even sepsis.  I have also done SBRT radiation.... and finally hit remission.  Of course, cancer came back worse than ever, spreading all though my abdomen and chest, but a new drug helped me hit remission again! 

If I can do it, so can you!  If my family can do it, so can yours. With my blog, I can help you stay positive and find the funny side of cancer.  And yes, terminal cancer is funny. (Just not always for very long.)  it is also sad and terrifying and frustrating. But, I believe it is better to enjoy life while you have it.

By now, I've written enough words for four books, literally. I have written to hundreds of scared women. It will always be free, and I will continue to write until I die.

I haven't worked in years. I have tried things to make money, such as crafting, but my health is too precarious to be consistent. In the past few years, insurance costs have gone up, the cost of living has gone up, my youngest is in college, my husband retired and our income has lowered. We are not starving or on food stamps, but are starting to feel a pinch.  So while I have received wonderful emotional support over the years, I'm now asking for financial support too. 

I felt bad bad about this until Somebody told me-my blog is essentionally a comprehensive and free book, one that I keep adding to. So if people want to pay for it as if it were a book, they can. And if they don't want to, that is fine. 

If I get any patrons, will use the money to keep my blog ad-free. No ads in between posts, no ads so intrusive that you can't find out where to even click to the next page.  Smaller goals include paying for increased insurance and medical costs, giving me some fun money so I don't have to worry, and larger goals include a blog redesign, and new computer as mine us old. I also want money to boost Facebook posts so people can see them. I also hope to recover lost data off a dead iPhone, which is incredibly expensive! 

Thank you you so much for having read my blog and Facebook page over the years. I'm so grateful for all of you. 

Recent posts by Ann Silberman

Rewards
Pink Haters Unite!
$1 or more per Posts and Video Content 1 patron
If you pledge a dollar a month to me, which is only $12.00 a year, you will get to be part of the patreon inner circle.  I will share private information, discuss blog posts in advance, we can talk together and basically, you will be the first to know!
Dark Pink Haters
$3 or more per Posts and Video Content 0 patrons
$3.00 a month will get you everything at the dollar level, plus I will send you a Christmas card (or winter holiday of your choice).  You will also get to suggest blog post ideas to me.
Deep Pink Haters
$5 or more per Posts and Video Content 0 patrons
5.00 a month will get you everything above, plus a hand-written birthday card.  I will also share anything you ask to my followers (as long as it is within reason - no x-rated or pro-Komen) twice a year.  
Bright Pink Hater
$10 or more per Posts and Video Content 0 patrons
10.00 a month gets you all of the other earlier tiers plus a pair of earrings or a bracelet or a bag charm/key chain made by me.  I will also do a monthly google hangout for anybody at this tier.  And, finally, I will link to your webpage from my own.  (again, family friendly)
Bubblegum Pink Haters
$15 or more per Posts and Video Content 0 patrons
For 15.00 a month, you get all the previous tier rewards, plus I will write about any topic you suggest and post it on the blog, with links. (nothing x-rated or pro pink please)
Magenta Haters
$25 or more per Posts and Video Content 3 patrons
Okay this is dreamland.  But for 25.00 a month, you will get everything in the previous tiers,(cards, facebook shares, a blog post of your choice) plus a handmade pen, matching stationary, and I will write a letter to anybody you choose, about any topic!