Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chronically Ill Unite to Spread Awareness of Invisible Illness


National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, September 12-18, 2011, invites bloggers to play a significant role in the campaign for awareness surrounding chronic pain. For example, part of their outreach has been featuring guest bloggers on their own web site invisibleillnessweek.com, as well as inviting bloggers around the globe to commit to blogging about invisible illness issues.

Some examples patient bloggers have shared include: being asked to move from their seat while on a train for someone with a visible disability, comments heard when parking in a handicapped spot (legally) and the misunderstandings experienced when you are a young parent with a chronic illness and unable to do all the physical things healthy parents may do.

To help spread the word they have also created a meme, "30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know" that people have posted on Facebook, blogs and other social networks.

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Please, if you blog, blog about Invisible Illness this week.  If you don't blog yourself, see if you can find a way to relate a comment about it to whatever blogs or websites you do read.

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