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Day Of Visibility

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Invisible Diseases site

Invisible Diseases Facebook group

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1 AmandaNo Gravatar { 06.07.10 at 5:17 am }

Oh, I shall be two days late with my post about Endo tomorrow, but I had no idea about June 6th being a special day… thanks for letting me know xx
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2 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.07.10 at 5:10 pm }

Amanda,

Actually, the June 6th “Day of Visibility” is in honor of these illnesses:

ME/CFS
Fibromyalgia
Lyme Disease
POTS/Dysautonomia

More information is available at the website listed in the post.

Jeanne
xo

3 AmandaNo Gravatar { 06.07.10 at 5:14 pm }

I did wonder why it was only those 4 when there are so many invisible illnesses so just thought I’d add my own *blushes*
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4 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.07.10 at 8:35 pm }

Amanda,

In answer to your question about why those specific illnesses were featured for the “Day of Visibility”, here is an excerpt from the site associated with it:

“We embrace all people living with Invisible Diseases in the world, focusing on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease; all of which can be connected to dysautonomias. There are differences between these devastating illnesses, but the similarities are abundant”.

As far as awareness activities are concerned, my philosophy is always to try my best to increase awareness of all of the illnesses I really care about, year-round. So, I never let the calendar stop me from speaking up about the illnesses to which I wish to bring attention.

Obviously, there are a great many invisible illnesses. I wouldn’t let a particular campaign deter you from speaking up about what you see fit to raise awareness for. 😉

Jeanne

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