Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The You Can Do This Project.

A while back, I had an idea.

Today, that idea is coming to life. Today, the You Can Do This Project is born.

Some familiar faces from the diabetes online community were kind enough to help me get this thing off the ground, by helping me make a video explaining what this project is all about. Watch it here:


You can now find a permanent tab on Texting My Pancreas (in the blue bar above) labeled "You Can Do This Project", which has a full description, FAQ section, and links to all of the ways you can add your voice.

I'm so excited about this, I could burst.

Launch Day is June 15th, 2011. Will you join me?

(P.S. A huge THANK YOU goes to Kerri Sparling for her help with the video.)

39 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I'm got tears in my eyes just watching this video...I'm ready for lots of tears once the real thing starts! Maybe I'll have to get a flip for this!

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  2. This is incredible, and it really got to me. I'm sitting here at the kitchen table now, trying to leave for work, but wiping tears from my eyes... even as my heart jumps with excitement about being a part of this. I'm so in. Yes, I CAN do this, and WILL. In part, because so many others show me what is possible. Thanks for coordinating all this, Kim. Looking forward to seeing it erupt into even more awesomeness on June 15th and beyond.

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  3. I can't wait! Thank you for bringing us all together

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  4. Thank you for this video! What a wonderful collaboration between Type 1, Type 2, and LADA.

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  5. Great job Kim! I loved the special cameo from "the beard". Looking forward to the videos!

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  6. Kim, this is AWESOME!!! I have goosebumps just from watching this video, and of course, I'm in! I CAN do this, and I'm in to help other people to let them know that THEY CAN DO THIS! The DOC is amazing, and such an amazing support team for anyone with Type 1, Type 2, and LADA. This is an amazing, awesome, wonderful idea, and I'm in to do anything you need to help get this project going... including adding my own video at the right time! :)

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  7. Oh I can't wait to film my video. Thanks Kim! And thanks to everyone else!

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  8. Kim you're awesome! THANK YOU for doing this! As nervous as I am to make a video (SCARY) WE CAN DO THIS!!!

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  9. I love this. LOVE!!!!! Thanks for including us, Kim!!

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  10. Very cool project- I can do this! (I hope...)

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  11. We can DO THIS!

    Totally in.

    AWESOME!

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  12. Thanks Aliza Chana for posting this on your FB wall to help spread the word to DOC, this is how I found the video! I am definitely interested in contributing and both excited/scared about sharing what it is really like to live with Type I! Thank you for this ingenious idea that will help so many living with diabetes!!

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  13. I am definitely checking this out, I've bookmarked the page and will be back! I've struggled with fear of hypos for over 20 years and am really scared about the future, so any encouragement is gladly received!! Maybe I'll be brave and do my own video!

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  14. That was cool. I want to participate with my kids if that is ok?

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  15. Renata - YES! YCDT is for anyone living with diabetes - whether that means that you have it, or you love/live with someone with diabetes.

    I would love it if you and your kids would participate.

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  16. This project makes me soooo very happy and excited!!! I'm going to make a video, g-d help me.

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  17. Thanks for including me, Kim!

    And if I can vblog anyone can vblog!

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  18. Smiling ear-to-ear! WE.ARE.IN!!!

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  19. Have I told you today how very much you ROCK!!! I am sitting here with tears streaming down my smiling face. This is awesome stuff! If I can gather enough courage to make my own video, I'll let you know. :D

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  20. Kim, you and and the entire DOC rocks! Together, we CAN ALL DO THIS!!!

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  21. We're in! Awesome idea! Love it!!!

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  22. Thank you so very much for starting this movement. The concept reminds me of the It Gets Better project. The video was beautiful and the editing was fantastic. Well done! I look forward to more. :)

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  23. Kim-what a great idea, and I'd love to help! : ) Holly

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  24. I spent far too long (16yrs) alone with D. I've never done a video, but I am hoping to participate!!! Thanks for putting this together and creating DOC magic! :)

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  25. This sounds AMAZING! I really want to be a part of this...:) Kudos to Kim for putting this together, you rock!

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  26. Wow I'm really behind! Going away for 10 days really messed me up! I had no idea this was even close to being ready to get started. Nice job!

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  27. YES!!! You are so awesome. Nicely done, K. I can't wait to see what shows up from everyone.

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  28. Woohoo, count me in! Now to come up w/ a relevant story & a video to share it. Here's to the DOC & not being alone w/ D :)

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  29. wonderful idea! i am so going to give this a try. i have never done a video but....well I CAN DO THIS!!!

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  30. LOVE THIS!! What a great idea, thank you xoxoxox

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  31. Kim, you're so brave and beautiful. Many will benefit from learning that even when times are as dark as they are, there is truly light above that deep hole with hands such as yours outstretched to help and to hug. Wishing you much love and joy as you continue shining brightly for yourself and others.

    Ellen @curet1diabetes

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  32. p.s. I posted this on the wrong page ;-).
    Ellen

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