Hi, I’d like to take a moment to talk with you about the history, present day situation, and the future of CureTinnitus.org.
My name is dainis w michel, and i started CureTinnitus.org when I came down with a severe case of tinnitus, and the only option I felt was appropriate for me, was getting better.
With just over a decade online, I’ve been able to take the website from being a simple personal survival blog to offering: 3 online courses, 12 tinnitus support videos, 5 interviews, 28 Cure Tinnitus Shows, dozens of helpful articles, an easy-to-follow process known as the 5 CureTinnitus.org Program Guidelines, and, we get about 500 unique visitors per day.
To date, 168 people have gone through at least a portion of our course offerings, and thousands have gained benefit from our relentless work and dedication to helping people cope with and hopefully heal from tinnitus.
While that may sound grand, and it is wonderful to receive emails and testimonials from people who go so far as to thank CureTinnitus.org for saving their lives, the reality is that the website serves as a safety net for the most desperate among us. Either via email, Facebook, phone calls or Skype, I get contacted frequently by people who tell me that they are considering committing suicide.
Do you think I can email back a suicidal teenager and ask for a parent’s credit card?
What about the frustrated musicians who feel they may never play music again, who directly mention contemplating ending it all, who’ve spent their entire savings on medical treatments and therapies?
What about the stay-at-home mom whose inlaws behavior is so vile that the way they treat her certainly contributes to her stress and illness?
Even when a tired, overworked, wealthy-sounding businessman calls — I simply don’t know how to ask for money in those situations. Maybe even that wealthy businessman needs and deserves — contact with someone who is willing to listen — and give.
Give information and attention
…and not ask for anything in return — at least, i mean, at least — until they are out of crisis. When they are off the bridge, off the cliff, when the gun is out of their mouths, the rope is put away, and when the bottle of pills is safely in the medicine cabinet or even the garbage.
Now I personally can’t field the kind of need that there is out there, but I CAN create an organization that can help.
I can’t do it alone, I can’t do it with my financial and energetic resources alone. But with your help, maybe WE can.
As a quick aside, national tinnitus associations like the British Tinnitus Association, the American and Australian Tinnitus Associations, and others, have done a tremendous job at creating public awareness campaigns and spearheading safety regulations for ear protection & tinnitus prevention.
Where CureTinnitus.org comes in, is after the fact, in helping people cope with the onset of tinnitus and figure out where to go from there.
We need at least 12 stable months with at least $2000 USD per month in donations, to stabilize the organization.
At that funding level, I can make sure CureTinnitus.org consistently answers email, phone, and chat inquiries, and I can organize group calls.
After a stable year, we can look at electing a board, and we can ask ourselves whether it makes sense to become a not-for-profit entity.
If we fail to give CureTinnitus.org the funding it needs, I will likely do two things 1. compile the CureTinnitus.org website into a virtual product and sell it for at least $1000 and 2. make access to me personally, to talk about tinnitus, very very expensive.
Maybe I’ve personally done enough for the community of people who have tinnitus, and maybe it is time to end an era. But I personally feel we owe it to our children, our grandchildren, and future generations to provide them with healthy, accurate, healing, life-saving information about what you can do, if you happen to come down with tinnitus.
I feel it is imperative that the organization become self-sustaining so that the information can continue to be improved and can be made available, indefinitely.
Currently donations are made to me personally, because setting up the organization any other way has shown to be too expensive.
If I get the appropriate funding, and if by the grace of fate, we exceed our funding goals, I can promise you that CureTinnitus.org will be a stellar, helpful, kind, and honest resource for anyone who winds up suffering with tinnitus.
Your donations will be warmly appreciated, you can donate below, it can be a one time or recurring donation, and thank you for your time and attention.