So some of you know and some of you don't yet, that my husband and I have dyed a lock of our hair blue in honor of my dad and his upcoming DBS as well as for all of those who suffer in silence about Dystonia. It is my intention, goal, and prayer, that through this simple act, I will be able to share what Dystonia is and hopefully plant a seed in someone else that will grow into a tree of knowledge that they can share with someone else and make a difference. Well who knew that this would turn into something beyond just a personal 'mission' of ours!?!?
I just recently moved to Pennsylvania from Alabama and have made many new friends but one of them stands out more than the rest! Her name is Karen and she has Dystonia! Karen, also, has an incredible sister named Kim, who does not have Dystonia, but together, they battle this disease for Karen. Well, when I dyed my hair blue, Kim thought that she knew a way that she could do more and she contacted the local newspaper! She not only contacted the local newspaper but she kept on insisting that they run a copy of my blog that explained my blue hair and Dystonia until she got a phone call. The phone call is where we were all beyond thrilled with her persistence and it paid off!!!
They were not considering running the blog but were considering and wanting to do an article for the Health section of the newspaper about Dystonia, and feature her sister and myself!
WOW!!!!! GO BLUE!!!!! Dystonia is a disorder that must be taken seriously and must be talked about and shared by us, because if not, who will? Well, next Thursday, Karen, Kim, and I am going to be interviewed and photographed for an article about Dystonia. Won't it be amazing at just how many more people will be informed and how awareness will spread by this? I am so excited and can't believe that my own personal mission of having people ask me "Why Blue" about my hair has turned into something much more!
Awesome...... just awesome!!!
For those of you who have not read my blog about "Why Blue" or the follow up blog "DBS, Here we come", please click the links and read them and share them with others!