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My name is Bob Gervais. At the age of 55 my wife and I chose to follow a healthier, more compassionate, sustainable lifestyle, and became vegan. We have not looked back. We both grew up on farms in rural Ontario, Canada. So as you might expect, it was a drastic change in both diet and philosophy. That said, within two months I was able to discontinue my blood pressure and cholesterol medications (as both had normalized) and over the next year I lost a significant amount of weight. We were feeling more energetic and healthier than we had in decades. 

Unfortunately, in August of 2018 I became the victim of my own poor youthful choices and suffered a heart attack. During treatment for that I was also diagnosed with leukemia. Both of these situations have required that I make further lifestyle changes. 

One step that I think is important for me to make is to take on a bigger role supporting and encouraging others as they make a similar transition to veganism. I would like to do this in a number of ways. Firstly, through a plant-based cookbook. I would like to be able to offer this to new and/or struggling vegans either free or at a very modest cost. Over the past year I have put together such a book, and shared it with many people. In fact, I have already made some of the recipes available for download on various vegan Facebook groups. I cannot take this to the next level without your support.

The second prong of support is simply an Instagram presence, designed to inspire beautiful and desirable vegan food creation. That is already in place (@bodhivegan2) but I will need support to continue to grow it.

Finally, I would like to back up both of these efforts with a YouTube channel and/or web site that would allow me to provide rapid personal support, insight and feedback. Once again, this will take time and resources.

My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contributions to supporting these efforts and we look forward to seeing where we can take this in the coming years.
Tiers
Seed Level
$2 or more per month
All things start small. Seed level entitles you to:

· 10% discount on all merchandise

· access to a downloadable copy of each new recipe

· Free Bodhi Vegan key fob

Sapling Level
$4 or more per month
The level entitles you to:

· One Free Bodhi Vegan key fob

· One Free Vegan bumper sticker

· 15% Discount on all Merchandise

· Access to a downloadable copy of each new recipe

Mature Level
$10 or more per month
The level entitles you to:

· One Free Bodhi Vegan key fob

· One Free Vegan bumper sticker

· 20% Discount on all Merchandise

· Access to a downloadable copy of each new recipe

· Monthly credit towards hard copy of "The Awakening" cookbook

  (5 credits = 1 cookbook).

· Access to video out-takes

Enlightened Level
$50 or more per month
The level entitles you to:

· Two Free Bodhi Vegan key fobs

· Two Free Vegan bumper stickers

· 25% Discount on all Merchandise

· Access to a downloadable copy of each new recipe

· Free hard copy of "The Awakening" cookbook

· Access to video out-takes

· Optional credit on videos (your call)

· Right to bid on monthly one-off artwork items created by me, the Bodhi Vegan.

My name is Bob Gervais. At the age of 55 my wife and I chose to follow a healthier, more compassionate, sustainable lifestyle, and became vegan. We have not looked back. We both grew up on farms in rural Ontario, Canada. So as you might expect, it was a drastic change in both diet and philosophy. That said, within two months I was able to discontinue my blood pressure and cholesterol medications (as both had normalized) and over the next year I lost a significant amount of weight. We were feeling more energetic and healthier than we had in decades. 

Unfortunately, in August of 2018 I became the victim of my own poor youthful choices and suffered a heart attack. During treatment for that I was also diagnosed with leukemia. Both of these situations have required that I make further lifestyle changes. 

One step that I think is important for me to make is to take on a bigger role supporting and encouraging others as they make a similar transition to veganism. I would like to do this in a number of ways. Firstly, through a plant-based cookbook. I would like to be able to offer this to new and/or struggling vegans either free or at a very modest cost. Over the past year I have put together such a book, and shared it with many people. In fact, I have already made some of the recipes available for download on various vegan Facebook groups. I cannot take this to the next level without your support.

The second prong of support is simply an Instagram presence, designed to inspire beautiful and desirable vegan food creation. That is already in place (@bodhivegan2) but I will need support to continue to grow it.

Finally, I would like to back up both of these efforts with a YouTube channel and/or web site that would allow me to provide rapid personal support, insight and feedback. Once again, this will take time and resources.

My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contributions to supporting these efforts and we look forward to seeing where we can take this in the coming years.

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Tiers
Seed Level
$2 or more per month
All things start small. Seed level entitles you to:

· 10% discount on all merchandise

· access to a downloadable copy of each new recipe

· Free Bodhi Vegan key fob

Sapling Level
$4 or more per month
The level entitles you to:

· One Free Bodhi Vegan key fob

· One Free Vegan bumper sticker

· 15% Discount on all Merchandise

· Access to a downloadable copy of each new recipe

Mature Level
$10 or more per month
The level entitles you to:

· One Free Bodhi Vegan key fob

· One Free Vegan bumper sticker

· 20% Discount on all Merchandise

· Access to a downloadable copy of each new recipe

· Monthly credit towards hard copy of "The Awakening" cookbook

  (5 credits = 1 cookbook).

· Access to video out-takes

Enlightened Level
$50 or more per month
The level entitles you to:

· Two Free Bodhi Vegan key fobs

· Two Free Vegan bumper stickers

· 25% Discount on all Merchandise

· Access to a downloadable copy of each new recipe

· Free hard copy of "The Awakening" cookbook

· Access to video out-takes

· Optional credit on videos (your call)

· Right to bid on monthly one-off artwork items created by me, the Bodhi Vegan.