Radiant Survivor

Houston, US

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Radiant Survivor will contain endorsements by Kevin Sorbo (aka Hercules), a radiant survivor of multiple strokes and author of "True Strength" http://amzn.to/135gqfz, and Dr. Bernie Siegel, a renowned physician and author of "A Book of Miracles" (http://amzn.to/14NsVsi) and "The Art of Healing" (coming out in September 2013). 

Have you or someone you love ever faced a life situation that completely changed your life… one that may have brought you to the brink of death, physically or emotionally? How much would it have meant to you to have someone tell you that you have the ability not just to survive this ordeal, but to come out of it thriving with a richer and more meaningful view of the world?

My name is Erica Tucci, and my life-altering day happened on June 10, 2011 at 6:30 am when I had a stroke.  My stroke hit me out of the blue. I was a corporate manager of a Fortune 500 company. I was also a Reiki master, massage therapist, life coach, and author of three books. But all of that came to a screeching halt when I was getting ready for work one day and suddenly collapsed onto the floor, unable to move. I was in a wheelchair for months and in the beginning, I couldn't even lift a finger on my paralyzed side. I spent almost two years in rehab at the Spero Rehab in Katy, TX, to whom I am so grateful. That is me at Spero after 1 1/2 years in rehab.

During my recovery, I have had a lot of time to reflect upon what is really important in life. I started to see myself, my life and my purpose in this world in a profoundly different way. I've re-entered the world with a new mission: to use my story—and the compelling stories and wisdom of 14 other survivors—as inspiration for anyone who is currently facing their own life-altering challenge.

So that's why I'm talking to you today. I'm writing a book called Radiant Survivor: How to Shine and Thrive through Recovery from Stroke, Cancer, Abuse, Addiction and Other Life-Altering Experiences. It is my deep desire that this book will reach hundreds—and hopefully many thousands—of people who are facing their own life-altering experiences, as well as friends and family of people in recovery. Please download the intro and chapter 1 below.

But publishing and marketing a book takes a substantial financial investment. As I am still in recovery myself, and still living on disability income, I'm not able to fund the book entirely on my own. And this is where I need your help.

I'm running a crowd-funding campaign to raise the funds to bring Radiant Survivor to the public in November of this year. To do that, we need to raise $15,000 by June 14th. We have a team of top industry professionals already on board for editing, formatting, cover design, printing, publishing, distribution and marketing. We have a major online book launch planned, which alone will provide a wealth of free audio and written materials for radiant survivors around the world, even before the book comes out. All these professionals are offering their services at discounted rates because they believe in the good it can do for others in recovery.

I ask you to help us reach our target. Whether you give $15 or $1000, your contribution will make a big difference to someone you may never meet, but who is in real need of hope.

We've also lined up some nice thank you gifts in return for your help. And if you contribute $500 or more, we'll even donate copies of Radiant Survivor to your specified organization.

FINALLY, if we exceed our target amount of $15,000, we'll be donating the surplus to the Spero Rehab in Katy, TX. That's my way of "paying it forward", to thank Spero for putting me on the road to full recovery so I can return to my salsa lessons!

Thanks so much for taking time to find out about the Radiant Survivor crowd funder. And thank you in advance for your contribution, because we simply cannot do this project without your help. Together, I know we'll help uplift thousands of people from fear and despair into hope and radiance.

Erica Tucci
Radiant Survivor

P.S.: We’d be truly grateful if you could also help us spread the word about this campaign! Use the social media buttons at top of this page, or you’ll find several items you can use to share with your family, friends and colleagues here.

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Digital copy

$15.00 or more : E-book copy of Radiant Survivor (PDF) and thank you email. Shipped by Nov 19th.


Printed copy

$35.00 or more : 1 paperback copy of Radiant Survivor, PLUS E-book version, and thank you email. Shipped by Nov 19th.


Signed copy

$55.00 or more : 1 signed paperback copy of Radiant Survivor, PLUS E-book version, and thank you email. Shipped by Nov 19th.


SignedPLUS copy

$100.00 or more : 1 signed paperback copy of Radiant Survivor, E-book version, PLUS a personally written email from Erica, AND your name listed in the acknowledgments in the book. Shipped by Nov 19th.


Deluxe package

$250.00 or more : All of the $100 perks, PLUS a signed paperback copy of Erica's novel, Anything is Possible, AND a beautifully framed copy of the "Radiant Survivor" poem (The novel's story is closely associated with Erica's stroke, which you will read about in Chapter 1 - My Story). Shipped by Nov 19th.


Super deluxe package

$500.00 or more : All of the $250 perks, PLUS a special funder's mention in the back of book with your photo/logo, website and 200-word blurb about yourself or your organization, AND a donation of 10 books delivered to the organization of your choice in your name. Shipped by Nov 19th.


VIP package

$1,000.00 or more : All the $500 perks, PLUS a donation of 20 books in your name delivered to the organization of your choice, AND Erica will also deliver a one- to two-hour talk to your group for free (travel/lodging not included; US only) OR speak to your group via webcast. Shipped by Nov 19th.