Silver Linings Project

$970 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 15 months
Silver Linings Project: Stories of Hope and Encouragement Through Adversity

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Calin Manuela Darling was born in Romania in 1993, in the period immediately following dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s rule. A side effect of his brutal regime was hundreds of thousands of orphaned children, crammed into 700 institutions.

And as a result, her first three-and-a-half years of childhood were spent institutionalised until she was adopted by Queenslanders, Mark and Kym Darling, becoming sister to a brother who has Angelman Syndrome.

After a tumultuous adolescent period on the Sunshine Coast, struggling with school, self-esteem and family issues, she grew into a young adult who at the age of 21, attempted suicide by leaping in front of a truck.

The truck missed her and after this moment Calin gained a new outlook on life and a newfound determination to do something positive for women who were struggling as she has done. 

Thus began the Silver Linings Project, a photographic journey of 12 Australian women who have overcome physical and/or mental illnesses ranging from amputations, anorexia, cancer, trauma, strokes, suicide attempts and more. 

Five key points created the vision for the book. Make a BOOK for the WOMEN in  AUSTRALIAN HOSPITALS with the theme of BIRDS. Calin gathered national and international fashion designers, writers, artists and many more individuals to help create a book of hope.

All women have been photographed in bird inspired dresses, signifying they have risen above their circumstances to find their silver linings. Their stories are written and collaborated into a beautiful coffee table style book. 

Calin's aim is to raise funds to print 10,000 books and deliver them into every Australian public hospital waiting room; giving hope to patients, families and loved ones at the point they most need it. 

$125,000 will need to be raised to cover printing, shipping, delivery and postage.

www.silverliningsproject.co 


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$970 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 15 months
Created June 6, 2017
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$100
Anonymous
12 months ago
$100
Jeff Neilsen
12 months ago

Hang in there Gypsy Princess it will happen. from Tina and the Pirate King

$100
Anonymous
13 months ago
$20
Anonymous
13 months ago
$100
Diane Watkins
13 months ago

Great project. I wish you luck in achieving your goal. X

DM
$300
Donnelle Mcleod
13 months ago

Amazing work!! We all need hope. My mother was 18, she woke up from emergency surgery (having been a great sportswomen), post an accident and the first thing she was told "you have less than 2% chance you will ever walk again, prepare for life in a wheelchair and she replied "you have no right to take away my hope", she walked (albeit not "normally") down the isle to Dad, had 3 children and was an amazing inspirational mother.

AB
$100
Amanda Brough
13 months ago

Love ya work! Best luck, you are one inspirational lady!

LR
$10
Lori Rullo
13 months ago

God bless you child. (((Hugs)))

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