19 Nov Keep on Keepin’ On
Just a little while ago, this evening, a friend of mine blackberry messaged me and told me that his mom, who teaches at Conestoga College in Kitchener had a guest speaker in one of her nursing classes who happened mentioned this campaign! How cool is that!?
It looks like people really are getting out and there and spreading the word.
As I look at the fanpage now I notice more and more awesome posts from ostomates showing off their pictures or telling their story. I couldn’t be prouder. Myself, IDEAS, and the UOAA are so happy to see the effects of the campaign thus far.
What I have noticed, however, is that there hasn’t been much participation from non-ostomates. I’m not saying whatsoever that the campaign isn’t for ostomates, but it is ALSO for people without ostomies; people who have never heard of them before.
The campaign was dually meant to show ostomates that it is ok to be proud of what you have, but also to let others know as well how ok it is! Most people don’t even know what an ostomy is and I wanted to make sure they did!
Pretty much, this is me asking each and everyone one of you to take 10 minutes out of your day, go to the fanpage and invite all of your facebook friends, or send out a mass email to all of those who you know and inform them of what we’re doing. Mention the campaign on twitter. Talk about it at work. Bring it up at a dinner party. Anything!
Let us let everyone ELSE know how ok and AWESOME ostomies are.
[PS; anyone know who that guest speaker was? :P]