About

Health and technology have always compelled us as a species. Whether it’s a dermal regenerator in Star Trek or real-life news of the latest breakthrough in cancer treatment, we are moved by the idea that, one day, we’ll overcome the things that cause us so much pain. 

The Vital team wants to harness that idea to make “one day” come a little bit sooner. 

Vital will feature short stories exploring the future of medicine and health. Proceeds from the anthology will support Loma Linda University Health’s Vision 2020 campaign, which is wholly focused on improving healthcare now and into the future.

The Vital Team

Much of our team works in both health and technology as employees of an academic medical center. We are web developers, graphic designers, writers and more who work every day to support the healthcare professionals that support our families and our community. 

We are constantly inspired by the mission of healing and its contributions to the health of generations to come. We hope Vital will inspire you and help build the future of healthcare for all of us.

Who Benefits?

The COVID 19 pandemic is the must urgent medical challenge facing the world today. The World Health Organization plays a central role in the worldwide work to control the disease. They coordinate and support the work of many organizations globally. And in the middle of this struggle, their largest source of funding may be in jeopardy.

That’s why net proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.*

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a platform for funding creative projects, like books, music, film or short story anthologies. People pledge certain amounts to support a project and are only charged if the project meets its funding goal. Based on how much you pledged and how much the project earned, you might receive special rewards.

The Kickstarter campaign ran from October 15 through November 14 2019. We are currently making adjustments to the project and preparing to launch a new campaign. Please join our mailing list so you don’t miss your chance to get the book.

* The World Health Organization is not affiliated with nor does it endorse this project.