A Documentary Film about Metastatic Breast Cancer
What would you do if you found out you had an incurable, terminal disease that gives you a median 3 year life expectancy, has few treatment options and lacks funding for research?
What is this disease? It’s called Metastatic Breast Cancer, also known as Stage IV Breast Cancer. And we know less than we should about this disease that claims 113 lives EVERY DAY in the U.S. alone. There is no cure for them, they will not survive, but they deserve more.
They have so much more to live for.
They need so much more research.
They are meant for so much more.
This documentary follows the lives of two ordinary, yet exceptional women, on their journey of educating people, fundraising and advocating for METAvivor, a non-profit which gives 100% of donations to fund MBC research. METAvivor is run primarily by women living with MBC and is unique within the non-profit sector as it uses 100% of donations. This is a story of everyday women you will fall in love with as well as a call to action.
The story, their stories, unfold through interviews, video diaries, photographs, archival footage, and music as they continue to advocate for MBC through social media, in conversations, hosting fundraisers, participating in national campaigns, pushing research and seeking the best treatment.
LISA is a 39 year old mom and wife whose life expectancy is up this July. She is a typical mom, balancing family life with her husband as they play, help with homework, snuggle for a movie, and go on dates. Lisa’s children have a 50% chance of inheriting the same genetic mutation she carries which increases their chance of developing certain cancers in their lifetime, including breast cancer. Lisa is an educator, speaker and passionate advocate for MBC research.
KELLI is a 36 year old former senior manager of corporate America poised to be a VP before age 40, who was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer ten years ago. The cancer progressed to Stage IV, 42 months ago and Kelli spiraled into a deep depression. She has moved from that dark place and is now a blogger and author with a book in the works. Chemotherapy rendered Kelli infertile and crushed her dreams of starting a family. But as a single woman, her work with METAvivor will be her lasting legacy.
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There is still work to be done and stories to be heard. We are well on our way to getting this film created, but we would greatly appreciate your help in reaching this goal. If you would like to be a part this film's creation, we would love for you to consider donating by following the link below.