Grandmother advocating for a kinder world.


My name is Vicki Lein. I am a teacher, counselor, songwriter, and author trying to make the world safer for my grandson who has Down Syndrome. I write songs and books that teach and uplift. When the world is safer for him, it will be safer for you and everyone you love.

I originally published The Radical Kindness Warrior handbook in 2015 to share and honor this mission.

My book, Radical Kindness Warrior, is personal. Right after I lost my central vision and my ability to read and drive, I wrote interactive musical assemblies that were highly successful. The songs, which I call thera-tunes, and skits I wrote included teachers and parents and made our assemblies playful and effective.

As a Distinguished Oregon Educator, I traveled the world getting people up on their feet, singing, playing, laughing and connecting. We learned how to be brave and kind.

My hopes for the revisions, teachings and playfulness of Radical Kindness Warrior is to make compassion and empathy accessible to communities all around the world, including your own.

To learn more about this mission and continue to follow it. You can follow us on Facebook, at Radical Kindness Warrior and our website .

I am asking for $10,000 to mobilize the Radical Kindness Warrior movement to underfunded communities and beyond that would otherwise not have access to the profound teaching of grace and compassion.

For transparency, the requested $10,000 will be going to the following:

  • $600 to URLink Publications to represent my book for eight days at the Miami book fair. This fair will help globalize my mission and let community leaders know that it is accessible and exists.

  • $1,500 for URLink to create a new cover, format the book, and market Radical Kindness Warrior for three months.

  • $500 for a graphic designer.

  • $1,000 for a professional copy editor.

  • $1,000 for professionl illustrator.

  • $5,400 to pay for travel expenses to speak to school groups, parent groups, and disability groups across the U.S.
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Vicki Lein 
Corvallis, OR

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