It Has Begun...

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It Has Begun...

Thursday, February 8th,  2018, the build out of the BAM van began. I cannot put into words how excited I am.

Just two days before my adult daughter comes home and immediately breaks down sharing with me that she is worried about me living in a van. She also expressed she felt as if she was failing me. I was floored and all this happening about 30 minutes before I am going to give a class on aromatherapy.

The funny thing is that the person helping me build out the van is my kids handyman. In fact he built out his 1st van in the 70's and lived in the van life for years. How funny is that?

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Needless to say once me and NIcki spoke about her concerns we were both reminded the role societal norms play in our lives. We are both taking steps to get her more comfortable with the process. It is important for me to start sharing what van life looks like and to remind Nicki this lifestyle is my choice and there is nothing she can give me to change how I live.

I am humbled, honored & grateful to serve.

Dana is my contractor who is doing the build out with me. I am literally documenting and running to the store. I thought I could help do stuff and was quickly reminded that my body still has MS and does not like repetitive motion. I was putting a new tag on the van and my hand got rigid using the screw driver. How the hell was I ever going to hang insulation? OMG I am insane. Damn it.

The van is going to have lots of activity in the next two weeks. Dana will be working full time getting the van ready to start touring ASAP. As you know the brand of PaleoBOSS is not poised to make money it simply tries to cover the cost of touring. The build out is the most cost effective option however it is still not free.

We are currently at 56% on the crowd funding for the BAM van build out with just a week left.

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I need your help to finish this project and get me back on the road. Please donate today. Every donation gets us one step closer to having the community powered BAM van back on the road supporting others.

This next round of funds provides the resources for the electrical work/system, wood for interior build out and a sink. Even with the $3500 raised vendors and myself are matching this amount for a total cost of the build being $7,000.

Stay tuned for a video & blog talking about the insulation process coming soon. We chose a 3 step process insulating for cold and heat. Having MS my body has body temperature regulation issues so this part of the build out is critical to my ability to live in a van so stay tuned.

You can also follow the BAM van build out daily on Instagram @theBAMvan

Join the movement.

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A Movement Growing Up

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A Movement Growing Up

When I began the award winning "Taking it to the Streets Tour" my original intention was to tour for a year supporting community. Here I am almost 2 years later after recently announcing I commit to tour for another 5 years for a total of 7. So much for my original plan.

Allow me to introduce you to The BAM van and The BAM van blog.

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Through the generosity of a sponsor I was able to get a down payment on a Dodge ProMaster 1500 high roof fan that will be turned into a green-recycled community powered movement machine.

The BAM van will be converted into an off the grid touring vehicle to support the tour.

This blog will chronicle the journey from now for the next 5 years from the build out to touring all over the USA and Canada supporting community. Join the journey and consider becoming involved in the movement.

Words cannot express how much the BAM van will elevate the work we do in the community. Not only will it break down another barrier to entry it will also save my body and finances from the struggles of tour life. Which are all HUGE wins for the movement.

The next step is the van build out.

I went to my tribe asking how best to do this together and you all suggested to get this community powered machine ready to take it to the streets. Happy to report our needs are not far reaching and with all my person I believe together we can bring this crowd funding to a place that will make our dreams reality.

A place where healthcare is accessible and communities thrive.

I am hoping to be intimately involved in the build out and working hard to make the BAM van a green van using sustainable choices whenever and wherever I can.

You can follow the progress on Instagram @theBAMvan

There was recently a TED Talk that informs us the key to living a long life is social integration, This sits at the #1 spot in determining this for each of us. The "Taking it to the Streets" tour is 100% about this key concept and once again confirms the value of the work we do together in this movement.

The BAM van raises the roof on life for the community I serve and will support the social integration of consciousness with every person I meet. I am certain together we can turn the BAM van into a community powered game changer by bringing knowledge, access and a sense of real community to others. 

To join the movement click here.

I am proud to say in a few days we are already over 30% funded. I know we can bring this home.

  • Join the tribe of believers who know the power of consciousness to create much needed change in healthcare and daily living.
  • Join a community that is powered by the human spirit.
  • Join a movement that continues to grow internationally with love and intention.

I can promise you the tour changes lives by sharing accessible tools of empowerment to all of our brothers and sisters. The work is done without judgement & with 100% belief in the human spirit to overcome.

Every day as a community we Believe in A Miracle. BAM.

 

Will you help and be a part of something community powered and inspired? Thank you for your consideration so that everyone can Believe in A Miracle.

BAM.

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