THIS NOTE ADDED ON 8/2/15: I HAVE ENOUGH FOR NOW…..DO NOT NEED ANYMORE PICTURES/STORIES AT THIS TIME. As many of you know, about 18 months ago I began the Child’s Cry for Change campaign which tackled the missed diagnosis of T1 diabetes head-on. Shortly there after, Kim May (a mom from Texas) and I started Get Diabetes Right which is a site FULL of professionally made flyers that anyone can download and post. There are many to choose from and many different phrases so you can choose the ones you like, download, and spread them all over town.
A few times I have requested stories and photos for different reasons surrounding this campaign. Many people have asked for a copy of the almost 50 page report surrounding this entire DKA at diagnosis situation that I have created, especially in light of the past few months.
The stories that people sent in, I made it clear that the stories would be shared (with all pertinent particular information removed). The few times I asked for photos, they were for different reasons but now I need them to add to this report. So today I am asking for anyone who had a child who was diagnosed via the DKA (AND MISSED DIAGNOSIS), route and was hospitalized for ANY LENGTH of time, to send me a photo to be included in my “Child’s Cry for Change” report, if you sent it before, PLEASE send it again.
No names of anyone will be included, just the photo will be added to the report in a collage of photos to be added to the many stories/news items already collected. The report will be available to others to use as we all work together to make changes across the country/world about the diagnosis of T1 diabetes being missed. SO by submitting your child’s photo, you are agreeing for it to be included in the Child’s Cry for Change report knowing that it will be circulated to include elected officials, media sources, and elsewhere. No matter where you live in this world….please send a photo.
Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line just write DKA.
IF YOU HAVE A PHOTO OF THEM IN THE HOSPITAL…..AND ARE WILLING….PLEASE SEND THAT ONE. I will only use photos that COME IN VIA this email so please do not post them or add them in a reply. I would need them by midnight Sunday night so please do ASAP.
Some incredible doors have opened and are continuing to be opened to many of us who are giving energy to change this paradigm; and trust me when I say much more will be following. Any questions, I will surely answer, just email me. Again, please do ASAP—you do not need to do include ANYTHING the photo, no stories, residence, age,……nothing is needed but the photo.
DKA—Be Sure!!! (remember that phrase)
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