Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Villanova Project Update

Head over to Jennifer Pettit's blog UII - Understanding Invisible Illness. Super sjoggie Jen has been working in conjunction with Villanova on a display entitled Invisible Illnesses Made Visible. I had posted a link to Jen's initial request for pictures and stories for the event, so who knows - some of you that responded may be included in the display! Jen says:

We heard from people who had stopped hoping, fallen into depressions, and could no longer believe the world could ever be a better place for you so long as you have an invisible illness.  It was as if this project gave you something to cling to; a reason to dare to hope that society could learn about the way you live and discover all you have to offer...or maybe that you could discover it yourself. 
We want you to know we hold ourselves responsible to you.  So long as we have voices to raise and minds to dream and family to help make it happen, you will be heard.  You obviously don't need us - look at how powerful you are on your own - but just like the Who's in Whoville needed every last Who to scream and shout and save their dustspeck (it's Dr. Seuss, go read it), sometimes we need to speak up for each other.  And so, this puffed-up Prednisone popper would like to remind you "I meant what I said and I said what I meant; an elephant is loyal one hundred percent"! 
Look for photos of the WHOLE display coming soon to a blog near you!

1 comment:

Jenny P said...

Julia, you're priceless:)