Finity is the acute awareness of one’s own finite existence. So many people wake up each day with the knowledge that this day could be the last they are given breath, the ability to walk, or the beauty to see; for those who sometimes miss out on this awareness, The Finity Project strives to awaken it.
Five years ago, at opposite ends of the country, Lee-Anne Fava and Kara Byrne both experienced what would be their first symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). The onset of temporary blindness in both of their left eyes became the beginning of their journey with MS, and their introduction to each other one year ago became something so much bigger than they could have ever imagined. On that day in May, 2011, when they met for the first time, Kara had no idea she was shaking hands with the Co-Founder of The Finity Project, and neither did Lee-Anne.
In eight episodes that take place around the globe, they will embark on eight charity challenges such as skydiving for cystic fibrosis, adventuring the Great Wall of China for juvenile diabetes, and running the New York City Marathon on the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s team for Parkinson’s research. Every episode is dedicated to a different disease and will prove to test both them and viewers alike while raising funds and awareness. They are on a mission, with multiple sclerosis as their travel companion, not their guide.
They seek to spotlight the extraordinary people who exist all over this magnificent planet, the ones who beat the odds and overcome the worst, who could inspire us all if only we knew their stories, and they plan to do this by completing each challenge with someone living with the disease they’re championing. What if – in struggles of every kind, tragedy at every level, heartbreak at its most shattering, and life at its most devastating– they find triumph at its greatest? They will create a project to serve as a reminder that this life will not be perfect for anyone, but that it can be something spectacular for everyone. Finity is about those who are beating the odds in life, who are in love with life, or who are simply fighting for more life.
Find out more at the finityproject.com
Donate at: http://www.indiegogo.com/finityproject
Learn more about Multiple Sclerosis: http://mssociety.ca/en/information/