Hello Gorgeous, Sexy, Brave Souls!
Ever open your big trap for years on end to advocate for yourself and others… and lordy, it’s a struggle and you feel like your efforts are failing?
This is how I felt my whole life, constantly finding ways to educate people on chronic illness and pain, also known as invisible disabilities.
After speaking up for years on end and dealing with so much push back and criticism, I am extremely humbled, honored and thrilled to announce that I will be receiving the Invisible Disabilities Association’s Invisible No More Perseverance Award 2022 at their upcoming gala. To be recognized by this community makes me feel seen and heard and like my efforts do matter.
The awards ceremony and gala will be held on October 22nd 2022… and it’s virtual so you can attend!
The theme of the gala is titled ‘Time To Believe’.
Because all of us who live with one or more illnesses, instead of having our voices heard and needs met, we hear…
“But you look fine.”
“Don’t be such a drama queen.”
It is TIME TO BELIEVE people when they advocate for themselves.
It’s time for people living with invisible illnesses to be heard, and give power to their voices.
To learn more about the gala, please visit: https://ida.rallyup.com/2022gala
Additionally, with 51% of Americans living with at least one chronic condition or more, this is you or one of your loved ones who are impacted on a daily basis.
Imagine if YOU could be part of the solution. The Invisible Disabilities® Association have been doing this critical work for decades. Let’s keep them going! My personal goal is to raise at least $1,000 for them. Are you IN?
If you are able to support their incredible work, please donate and/or join us at their gala:. https://ida.rallyup.com/2022gala/t/perseverance-award
Thank you for your continued love and support. Can’t wait to see some of you at the gala.
P.S. Truth is… often, we don’t know the power of the work we do and if it is even making a difference. So if you are owning your voice in this world, keep going!
P.P.S. Here is my notification letter:
Cindy, At the Invisible Disabilities Association, we are so excited to present you with this well deserved award. You are truly an example of Perseverance! This year’s Awards Gala theme is “Time to Believe – Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not real.” Thank you for sharing about your triumphs and struggles! We are Standing Strong together!