In 2013, Elisha (Eli), became the first American with Down syndrome to reach Base Camp at Mt. Everest. This July, Eli is taking up the task of climbing 19,341 feet to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
Emote360, a non-profit dedicated to telling stories through video, has committed to telling Eli’s story and will follow Eli and the team throughout the sixty-mile hike. The goal of the documentary is to raise awareness on a global scale for those who live with disabilities, inspire those who feel they can’t make a difference, and demonstrate that people can change the world, no matter their personal challenges.
Local photographer and director of this project, Benjamin Edwards, is raising money for Emote360, and is traveling to Mt. Kilimanjaro to tell this amazing story. Recently Kevin Kubota, Benjamin Edwards, and a group of photographers traveled to Kijabe Hospital in Kenya with Workshops with a Purpose, to document their work. We want to do all we can to help support Benjamin on this new adventure and bring awareness to the Emote360 cause. Purchase any Kubota Image Tools actions, borders, textures, templates, and more (excludes sale products, workshops, Sticky Filters, and books) use the code EMOTE360 to receive 30% off, and 10% of the related sales will be donated to the cause. Code expires 7/1/14.
Other ways you can help:
Visit http://www.emote360.com scroll down and click on the “donate” button.
Help fund the film and get a cool print! Visit this link to purchase a limited number of prints from Ben's travel photography. Remember every little bit helps towards this goal!
The team needs $45,000 by July 15, 2014 to fly the crew of 3 and their gear to the location. Your purchase will get Eli and the crew one step closer to the goal. Want to follow them up the mountain? Check out Ben’s blog here and be sure to “Like” the effort on Facebook to stay up to date.
Emote360 is a registered 501(c)(3) and was established in 2005 by a group of like- minded media professionals who wanted to come behind world changers to give them the marketing their causes deserve.