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Thyroid Awareness Month Contest: Win a Painting by, Allyson Averell

Post Published: 16 January 2012
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Thyroid patient, Allyson Averell, activist and artist is donating the above painting to the winner of this contest.

We are seeking four words that describe what encouragement means to you and a short blurb about how those four words have reshaped your life or how you wish they reshaped your life.

Please send submissions to: submissions@dearthyroid.org. The community will vote, so if you receive the most comments, you will be the winner of this beautiful painting!

Good luck. All submissions must be in by January 30th, so we can announce the winner by February 7th.

Write from your heart…

Katie-

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18 Responses to “Thyroid Awareness Month Contest: Win a Painting by, Allyson Averell”

  1. Lolly says:

    What a beautiful painting you are very gifted Allyson some person is going to win something as spectacular and beautiful as this and also do so much for thyroid awareness month thank you for making this month special I love your work.

    Lolly <3

  2. JANET says:

    MY words that help me get threw everyday is MY FAITH, THE LOVE OF MY FAMILY,THE SERENITY I TRY TO LIVE BY AND THE LAST WORD FOR ME THAT HAS HELPED ME IS HOPE THAT IN THE FUTURE DOCTOR’S WILL UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THYROID DISEASE.

  3. Stefanie says:

    I just submitted my entry. What a lovely painting. I would love to have it in my living room.

  4. Dear Thyroid says:

    Thanks to everyone for your fabulous submissions. Keep them coming!

  5. Valerie Schmidt says:

    Dont Ever Give Up!

  6. donna marcum says:

    after malignant melanoma, various basil cell ca, hurthle cell ca, my favorite saying? never say die1

  7. Betty says:

    Beautiful painting.

    4 words and what they mean

    Knowledge
    To know and understand what it is that I need to.

    Power
    To know that I have the power to accept or change what needs to.

    Love
    To love myself or others no matter what.

    Understanding
    To fully comprehend what it is that I need to.

    • Terri Taylor says:

      Hi Betty,
      I appreciate the clear and concise way you outlined your choice of 4 words. Well done! Live in peace,
      Terri

  8. Bob B. says:

    He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
    Thomas Carlyle

    Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live….

  9. Aynslee Rakochy says:

    Beautiful painting. I just sent in my submission.

  10. My four words are: hope, empathy, knowledge and advocate

    Knowledge gives us power and understanding. An empathetic advocate can give us hope in living a full life with thyroid disease. A doctor who is a knowledgeable, empathetic advocate, who gives us hope, gives us everything.

  11. Jennie Vincent says:

    love the site and contest

  12. Crying is not a sign of weakness
    It is a sign of being strong for to long.

  13. jessgabbard says:

    NO MATTER WHAT: SMILE 🙂 I was diagnosed with Graves Disease & hyperthyroidism in March of 2009 when my eyes were noticably protruding, but was unfortunately later than my drs liked finding out so there have been more complications. They tried steroids, radioactive iodine treatment, adjusting & changing my meds but nothing worked. Unfortunately my heart wasn’t in that good shape for surgery but my condition was worsening so my drs were forced to move forward with removing my thyroid fully. That, however, didn’t work either & then my eyes proceeded to cross so now I have constant double vision & have been living with that now for the past 3yrs. I had two decompression surgeries just last year & this year hopefully am expecting to finish the remaining 4-5, though they have already postponed the first one which was supposed to be this month to May. Long story short lol, I am very happy & content with my life & within myself so I really can’t complain. Without getting sick in the first place, I may have never known my true value & purpose in life & for that I am grateful. Like my friends, Marissa Prado & Theo Rossi say “It’s the little things in life” 😀

  14. Ann Burns says:

    Hope – I don’t od on sleeping pills
    Control – not to blast the doctors that just don’t listen or care.
    Humor – I try my best to keep humor and still remember to giggle!
    Devotion – that one day I might feel good, like before I got thyroid cancer, and folks will stop making light of this cancer

  15. Debra Cellucci says:

    This is one of the most AMAZING paintings that I have seen! Allyson Averell, you are a Wonderful artist.

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