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Comments of the Day: September 20, 2010

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Hello to all of you wonderful peeps. Today I’m going to introduce you to our newest volunteers. Expect to see these guys and gal around our community, here on the website and on Facebook.

Amanda Whaples is our Online Communication volunteer. You may already know Amanda, but if you don’t, I hope you’ll get to know her soon. She’s such a peach. You are going to be seeing a lot of her on our Facebook pages and on DearThyroid.org. She’ll be addressing comments and helping answer any questions you may have. Amanda will be helping you get connected with the right people and the right resources.

David Isbill is our Social Media Intern. And yes, he’s my younger brother. David is a student at Valdosta State University in south Georgia. He’ll be helping Dear Thyroid with all things social media, so you’ll likely see him promoting all things Dear Thyroid on Facebook.

Peter Min is our Business Development Intern. Peter is also a student at Valdosta State University and he’s helping us grow Dear Thyroid into the non-profit we want to become. He’s also helping out with some social media research, so you may see him on Facebook as well.

THANK YOU, Amanda, David, and Peter! We’re happy to have y’all on our team!

Please give a Dear Thyroid welcome to our volunteers!!

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, email me at joanna@dearthyroid.org

Love,

Joanna

For 30 Years You Have Tortured Me; And Now… by Julie is a gut-wrenching letter that speaks to the betrayal she has felt by her thyroid. If you haven’t already read her letter, you simply must. Her experience is one that many of us can identify with, so be sure to read her letter and connect with her in comments.

Excerpt: My Endocrinologist – your Entomologist – is now taking care of you. You decided you didn’t want me as your only career. I am now going to get a biopsy on the 13th of September to see what is wrong with you and your little friends the nodules. Because of your selfishness, I might have cancer.

Comment of the day…

M says:

Here’s hoping those wings of your damamged butterfly were clipped. It’s utterly amamzing the havoc that it can do- on your mind, your body and your spirit.

Wishing you peace and strength,

M

Acrostic Poem by Debbie for Invisible Illness Week; this acrostic poem by Debbie is spot-on. She speaks to the change that we all experience as a result of thyroid disease. You don’t want to miss this poem.

Comment of the day…

Amanda says:

Debbie,
I really like this one. Great visual impact your words create.

Amanda

Acrostic Poem for Invisible Illness Week, written by Donna; like Debbie, Donna also writes about the changes that thyroid diseases force upon us and the hardships that we must endure. Please be sure to connect with Donna in comments.

Comment of the day…

Lolly says:

Lovely Donna.

Bringing Sexy Out of the Thyloset: Jenny Viars As we continue with thyroid cancer awareness month, we make another stop on our blog tour. Today we made a stop at Jenny Viars’ blog, Great Little Stories. Like many of us, Jenny had no symptoms of any thyroid disease prior to being diagnosed with cancer. Please head over to her blog and read her story.

Just How Invisible is Thyroid Disease and Thyroid Cancer? If you haven’t already, be sure to check out this post that further highlights our need for awareness. Because thyroid diseases and cancers are not fully recognized as invisible illnesses, we must continue to raise awareness. Dear Thyroid is going to continue posting acrostic poetry and this week’s word for acrostic poetry is SICK. Start writing and email us your poems! Send your submissions to katie@dearthyroid.org


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One Response to “Comments of the Day: September 20, 2010”

  1. Amanda says:

    Thank you! I am happy to help. Still getting the hang of it, but I will be more organized and hopefully helpful as time goes on.

    Amanda

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