Life Without A Fork

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ALL NEW MOVIE! ALL NEW RELEASE DATES! SAME STELLAR CAST!

WE ARE DOING A, “TAKE 2,” ON AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF, “LIFE WITHOUT A FORK DOCUMENTARY”! | THE FIRST EVER MEDICAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE ABOUT THE RARE, POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION, IDIOPATHIC ANGIOEDEMA | STARRING | WORLD RENOWNED ANGIOEDEMA ADVOCATE, VANESSA WILLIAMS | LEADING ANGIOEDEMA SPECIALIST, HEAD RESEARCHER, US HAEA ANGIOEDEMA CENTER AT UCSD, DR. MARC RIEDL

DETAILS

WHEN: SATURDAY – WEDNESDAY, 7 – 11 OCTOBER 2017
TIME: FROM 11:00 PM PDT
WHERE: WORLDWIDE!
PRICE PER ATTENDEE: $15.47

Note: Dates and times subject to change. Additionally, Life Without A Fork, nor any of its affiliates, are liable for any miscellaneous mishaps regarding merchandise transactions, technical or network issues, or any other exchange regarding the Life Without A Fork Documentary Feature.

SYNOPSIS

Diana, Princess of Wales’ many struggles with depression led to her recurring eating disorder, bulimia nervosa. Manuel Uribe Garza, the world’s fattest man, weighs 1,235 pounds, his extreme corpulence largely attributing to challenges he faces like inability to move and walk. Kurt Cobain, an American musician, best known for his roles as lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Nirvana, struggled with severe despondency, persistent bronchitis, and acute physical pain due to an undiagnosed long-standing stomach affliction. Many doctors guessing that it was either a result of some form of childhood disease or stress related, with none being able to pinpoint the specific cause by the time of his death.

Whether dis-ease of the mind causes disease in the body, or the reverse, the public’s fascination with medical mysteries is at an all-time high as they continue to give audience to such televised docu-dramas as Discovery Health, Diagnosis Unknown, and Mystery Diagnosis.

“Life Without A Fork,” is a 2-hr runtime documentary film that follows the real-life accounts of Vanessa Williams and co-stars, Emmy award winner, Deb Whitcas, Brian Holden, Shelline Ross, Heather Campbell, Jacqueline Griffin, Meredith Fallow, Bonnie Williams, and Solstice Jensen as they live with the rare non-hereditary form of the condition known as chronic Angioedema.

Chronic recurring idiopathic angioedema is an orphan’s disease that has been given very little analysis and research, and is idiopathic in that physicians do not know what causes it. This life-threatening condition is triggered by medications, dyes, environmental components, foods, trauma, and other elements that act as allergens, releasing histamine into the blood stream, and oft times causing anaphylaxis shock.

In addition to an extremely stripped down diet (usually mimicking anorexia and other necessary avoidances) the major treatment to date is large quantities of antihistamines on a daily basis; and when exacerbated, epinephrine injections and steroids (although these drugs prove to be ineffective for the rarer, Bradykinin form of Angioedema).

From the humorous to the emotional and from the practical to the educational, Life Without A Fork’s segments range from how to’s on maintaining a healthful lifestyle, history and timelines, food limitations, excessive weight loss and its physical impact, relevant support groups, and medical practitioners as well as information describing the need for and the process in getting legislature to recognize the rights, limitations, and special needs of sufferers of all forms of angioedema and mast cell disorders. There are testimonials from fellow sufferers, family, and friends and endorsements from such featured celebrities as Dolph Lundgren, star of the $350,000,000 grossing film, Rocky IV; Quinton Aaron, star of Oscar award winning movie, The Blind Side; Doug E. Fresh, a renowned founder of hip-hop and the iconic human beat box; Amin Joseph, star of Bay Watch; Chef and Food Network All Star, Debbie Lee, and more.

There are many people who have fallen prey to this condition and whose lives may be saved by making this infirmity as publicized and important as the more reputed diseases of Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, and the Big “C.”

 

Note: Dates and times subject to change. Additionally, Life Without A Fork, nor any of its affiliates, are liable for any miscellaneous mishaps regarding merchandise transactions, technical or network issues, or any other exchange regarding the Life Without A Fork Documentary Feature.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Co-creators of the universe and futurists in their unique and respective visions, Vanessa Williams and Katya Williams are, “compelled to help grow the collective’s ability to self-develop mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, to completely transform as human beings, and initiate what’s new in the now!”

**Cover art courtesy of Marcus Kwame Anderson’s Art.

https://lifewithoutafork.com/documentary/

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#MakeWellMondays

Hey everybody, it’s #MakeWellMondays and today we’d like to, once again, dedicate our #LifeWithoutAFork #FaceBookPage to a #survivor to champion most all survivors, the beautiful, #AllieBarnett!
 
About a week ago, leading angioedema advocate, #VanessaWilliams, had the pleasure of speaking with Allie on the phone. After a very lovingly and sisterly two-hour conversation between #fellowswellers, Vanessa was able to get a better picture on just how much in crisis our #mastocytocis and #idiopathicangioedema friend is and we welcome you to join in with sending continued love and light Allie’s way today and everyday! It really does take a village and we know that if we can get #thecollective to send positive thoughts, prayers and desires for healing, Allie stands a much better chance in finding some true value-added in her health and overall life and we thank you, beyond measure, for your care!
 
And, of course, we certainly want to know how you all are doing, now, in real time! Let us know you are still here and what’s great or even not so great in your respective worlds!
 
We love you and, knowing that each and everyone one of you are golden links to the chain of our past, current and future good and successes, we ask that you continue to spread the word about the amazing work we are doing here at Life Without A Fork!!! Wishes to all for the healthiest in mind, body, spirit, life, prosperity and love!
 
#RollCall | #TheLifeWithoutAForkIdiopathicAngioedemaAdvocacyGroup | #MayYourSwellsForeverBeMinimalatMost | #VanessaWilliams | #KatyaWilliams | #ChillWill | #KellyHilaire

THE LWAF GOLDEN CERTIFICATE FOR ONGOING #IAE HEALTH AND HEALING IS PRESENTED TO…

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The 80 Percent

The 80 Percent

Read on to learn about the three distinct classifications around #angioedema and why we do what we do to bring right attention to #the80percent!

DID YOU KNOW…

Angioedema is an orphan’s disease with three distinct classifications?

– Idiopathic Angioedema, comprises nearly 80% of all cases yet is less known than similarly, “new on deck,” conditions such as ‪#‎Fibromyalgia‬ and ‪#‎Lupus‬, is finally gaining interest in the medical and pharmaceutical communities and now is the time to get that major financial backing for research, education, and outreach going in the right direction for cause and cure!!!

We have discussed this with professionals involved in this process and they have agreed with me, it is a numbers’ game. Higher numbers of our population equates to what’s in it for them which is why your likes and participation in our this funding campaign, our online discussions, films and events really all it takes to grow this effort at the pace we need–in place of time being lives we feel it’s important to give people with angioedema a chance to focus on time for living and we know you agree!

– Hereditary Angioedema, comprises just under 20% of all forms of the condition, has a great organization with great philanthropy, and although still an orphan’s disease, has established itself, at the very least, as being a condition of note meaning, unlike #The80Percent, it is officially on the map!

– Bradykinin Mediated Angioedema (Say what, now?! wink emoticon ), comprises about 2% of all cases, worldwide! Oh, and I know those two people. wink emoticon Not much is known about this most rarest form and, although sufferers mainly respond to medications as given to HAE patients, they do not receive nearly the same level of interest in research dollars and getting meds tailored specifically to the uniqueness of their disease. Again, the numbers.
Note: There are subclasses within each classification.

Please join us in getting some right attention around idiopathic and all forms of angioedema as well as the related conditions of #mastcellactivationdisorders, #anaphylaxis, #urticaria, and #Crohns.

We appreciate you beyond measure and, knowing that each and everyone one of you are golden links to the chain of our past, current and future good and successes, we ask that you continue to spread the word about the amazing work we are doing here at Life Without A Fork!!! Wishes to all for the healthiest in mind, body, spirit, life, prosperity and love!”

#TheLifeWithoutAForkIdiopathicAngioedemaAdvocacyGroup | #MayYourSwellsForeverBeMinimalatMost | #VanessaWilliams | #KatyaWilliams | #ChillWill | #KellyHilaire

 

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Who Gives A Fork?!

Who Gives A Fork?!


GIVE A FORK  |  CREATE A LEGACY

Life Without A Fork is excited to announce it’s, “Give A Fork, Leave A Legacy,” initiative!

We welcome you to leave your imprint on idiopathic angioedema, #The80Percent, in a most unique and charitable of ways. By purchasing an individualized and personalized fork we offer you the opportunity to commemorate events in the lives of sufferers of this potentially fatal disease and family members, friends and survivors themselves are encouraged to show their love and compassion for someone for whom they care and absolutely for themselves!

Our forks are unique in that they are designed to symbolize longevity and the greatest of health. Our lives are unique in that we are designed to live #TheSwellLife.

Buy a fork to be personalized just for the individual for whom you are celebrating. Forks will be hung in our offices on our, “Give A Fork,” wall. Celebrate life such as promotions, graduation, swell-free moments, other achievements. Add your memorials. Upon purchase you will receive an email confirmation with the option to submit up to two names, to be transcribed on the fork.

Fork Costs: $50.00 ~ CLICK ON LINK TO PURCHASE~


For questions regarding the #GiveAForkProgram, please contact us in the comments section, below.

Please~ CLICK ON ANY OF THE ACTIVE LINKS to order your FORKS, today! Allow 4-6 weeks for inscription, placement and other processing.

Upon purchase you will receive an email confirmation with the option to submit up to two names, to be transcribed on the fork. 

Please be sure to include the name(s) of the people for whom you’d like to commemorate. Forks may hold up to two-worded names on each side.

Be sure to check spelling of each name to be imprinted on the fork.

We will contact and send you a photograph when your fork has been hung in celebration, honor and/or memorial of your loved ones diagnosed with idiopathic angioedema.

Part of all proceeds will be used to help feed others who have idiopathic angioedema, extreme food limitations, and are unable to afford to purchase, “safer,” foods for themselves.

‪#‎VanessaWilliams‬ | ‪#‎Founder |‪#‎WorldRenownedAngioedemaAdvocate‬ | ‪#‎Documentarian‬ | ‪#‎Director‬ |‪#‎KatyaWilliams‬ | ‪#‎President‬ | ‪#‎ChillWill‬ | ‪#‎Director | ‪#‎LifeWithoutAForkDocumentary‬ |‪#‎LifeWithoutAFork‬ | ‪#‎FilmYouProductions‬ | ‪#‎Angioedema‬ |‪#‎ChronicRecurringIdiopathicAngioedema‬ |‪#‎BradykininMediatedAngioedema‬ | ‪#‎HereditaryAngioedema‬ | ‪#‎DrMarcRiedl‬ | ‪#‎LeadingAngioedemaSpecialist‬ |‪#‎USHAEAAngioedemaCenteratUCSD‬ | ‪#‎BonnieWilliams‬ | ‪#‎SocialMediaCoordinator‬

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Documentary

Documentary

Film You! Productions, in Association with Cali Girl Entertainment, Presents…A ”Life Without A Fork,” Documentary Online Premiere—Take 2!

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ALL NEW MOVIE! ALL NEW RELEASE DATES! SAME STELLAR CAST!

 

WE ARE DOING A, “TAKE 2,” ON AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF, “LIFE WITHOUT A FORK DOCUMENTARY”! | THE FIRST EVER MEDICAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE ABOUT THE RARE, POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION, IDIOPATHIC ANGIOEDEMA | STARRING | WORLD RENOWNED ANGIOEDEMA ADVOCATE, VANESSA WILLIAMS | LEADING ANGIOEDEMA SPECIALIST, HEAD RESEARCHER, US HAEA ANGIOEDEMA CENTER AT UCSD, DR. MARC RIEDL


“It is the responsibility of the artist to, not only create a work worthy of international acclaim, it is their duty to share such works with the world.” Vanessa Williams

After many positive reviews and requests following our first release of the film in July 2016, this 7-11 October 2017,that’s right, you’ve got five days from which to choose and up to 48-hours of viewing time, Film You! Productions, in association with Cali Girl Entertainment, are doing a second screening of, “Life Without A Fork,” documentary feature!

Imagine living life where you couldn’t eat 98% of the world’s foods! Or, having to hide often because you looked, um, weird because, one moment, you’re looking and feeling, “normal,” but suddenly, and for what appears to be no reason at all, you find yourself unable to breath, swelling and becoming distorted in the features–that would be straight out of a movie, yes?! And, yes, that would be the, “Life Without A Fork,” movie! Told from the point of view of survivors with varying forms of angioedema, and from all over the globe, and inclusive of emotional support from some heavy hitting celebrities, we bring to you this film so that it may be used as a tool for learning to survive idiopathic angioedema, provide a sense of comfort in knowing that, as in the case with 81-year-old co-star, Jackie griffith, one can live a long time while living with an affliction that seems to threaten one’s life almost daily and, far too often, multiple times throughout any one given day.

There are some people who are  going to join us on this documented journey through Swellville  because they can relate–they have angioedema, mast cell activation disorders, hives and anaphylaxis, just like much of the cast in our film! Emmy Award winning producer and co-star, Deb Whitcas, does well in articulating how scary things became for her due to an over-exposure to peanut butter (seriously, cool woman and the best story–Deb is high energy, she’s Hollywood!) ;)) Many others will watch along because they have family members, friends and other loved ones who are living with the above-mentioned chronic conditions and want to know what others are doing to live with and manage these situations, as well. And, finally, others spectators will find these disorders the fascinating, bizarro rare, unpredictable, genetically modifying and expanding (genetic tie-ins being a huge proponent of what our advocacy’s research is pursuing) that they are and more!

Starring the film’s creator, writer, producer and global advocate for the rare conditions, idiopathic angioedema, and mast cell activation disorders, Vanessa Williams, along with leading angioedema specialist and head researcher of US HAEA Center at UCSD, San Diego, Dr. Marc Riedl, life without a fork is the first ever feature length film of it’s kind.

 

 

This online screening for the film, prior to its red carpet release, will be hosted on  Saturday, 7 October – Wednesday, 11 October 2017 from 11:00 PM PDT!.

The first 20 purchasers will also be included in the initial formal invitation process for the Life Without A Fork Documentary’s red carpet event.

Email registration (this will automatically be done via, Eventbrite), as well as consent for nondisclosure–see below–required to obtain link to film to be sent up to two days prior to the day of the big affair! We’ve got some festivals we will be attending during this time and some of the entry rules are strict around screenings.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Upon ticket purchase, you are agreeing to the nondisclosure terms for viewing the film.

You will be allowed to watch the movie wherever and with whomever you like and we absolutely encourage you to hold your own viewing parties!!! Great opportunity for individual fundraising for your personal living and health needs! Schools, churches, hospitals, pubs, or from the comforts of your sofa or bed–all dolled up or PJ’s, large groups or alone  (May be a bit of a tear-jerker with some shocking scenes so there is that to consider when thinking about this last option),  we hope you’ll enjoy, identify with and possibly learn from all the hard work that has gone into this project and bringing awareness to the rare, potentially fatal conditions of recurring idiopathic angioedema, Bradykinin mediated angioedema, anaphylaxis, urticaria and mast cell activation disorders.

#MayYourSwellsForeverBeMinimalAtMost.

Thanks to all who are interested in this life changing project. We appreciate you!

XoXo,

FilmYou! Productions in Association with Cali Girl Entertainment.

Feel free to contact any of our staff regarding business inquiries, donations, questions, ticket registration, and just plain fan love at: https://lifewithoutafork.com/contact-us-2/, as we continue to make history raising awareness around the globe for Angioedema and Mast Cell Activation Disorders.


SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

LWAF ONLINE PREMIERE_TAKE 2_OCTOBER 2017

WHEN:  SATURDAY – WEDNESDAY, 7 – 11 SEPTEMBER 2017

TIME: FROM 11:00 PM PDT

WHERE: WORLDWIDE!

PRICE PER ATTENDEE: $15.47

Note: Dates and times subject to change. Additionally, Life Without A Fork, nor any of its affiliates, are liable for any miscellaneous mishaps regarding merchandise transactions, technical or network issues, or any other exchange regarding the Life Without A Fork Documentary Feature.

 

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Membership

Life Without A Fork’s Advocacy for Idiopathic Angioedema, “#The80Percent,” Is Making History in A Big, Big Way! Join Our Movement And B3come A Member Today!

To b3come a member of The Life Without A Fork Idiopathic Angioedema Global Advocacy Group and get exclusive access to “member only” content on our site, follow the link below and complete steps for registration.


 

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B3come A Life Without A Fork Member Today!

Benefits to Being A Member:

  • Reduced rates for 2017 Annual #SwellnessExpo!
  • No fees for articles published in Life Without A Fork
  • Discounts for purchases for, “Life Without A Fork,” documentary
  • Access to the members-only Web Portal
  • Free subscription to Life Without A Fork publications
  • Policy resources and representation in advocacy efforts
  • Access to the Life Without A Fork Trainee Forum on various social media sites.
  • Leadership opportunities: members may be elected to serve as formal ambassadors for and represent Life Without A Fork in community activities.

 

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Contact Us

Become part of our community of survivors, learn about angioedema, share your stories with us!Register here to join our quarterly newsletter for the latest updates in the angioedema community and stay informed with what Life Without A Fork is doing to raise awareness around this potential fatal condition. Find out how to book Public Speaker and Executive Producer, Vanessa Williams at your next event!Have a question? Submit here. We appreciate your ongoing support. X

To help keep our global outreach efforts free we ask that you donate to our ongoing gofundme.com campaign below and most sincerely hope that your swells will forever be minimal at worst.

“DONATE NOW AND SUPPORT LIFE WITHOUT A FORK’S ONGOING OUTREACH INITIATIVES TO CURE #IDIOPATHICANGIOEDEMA!! MAKE HISTORY WITH US AND HELP CURE IA TODAY! WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOU!” #THE80PERCENT

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