You can call it resilience... hope... optimism... stubbornness... whatever it is, it's a part of us that fights against the idea that living with a chronic disease limits us. And it can be comforting - even inspiring - to see others are "just like us" succeed and struggle and face the same things we do.
"Me too!" is a powerful emotion, no?
It's with that mindset that I'm announcing this: You Can Do This Project and Jerry the Bear are partnering to launch a new video campaign called "Diabetes Won't Stop Me". And we want you to join in!
The idea came about after watching the video below:
... and realizing how inspiring it would be to see dozens - hundreds! - of short videos from all sorts of people in the diabetes community, just like this! We want you to share why "Diabetes Won't Stop Me".
So here's what we're asking:
- Make a short (less than 30 seconds!) video telling and showing us about your biggest dreams and goals - or if you've already accomplished some, share what you did!
- Starting on November 14th (yep, World Diabetes Day!), upload your video to somewhere like YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram or Vine.
- Here's the important part - be sure to tag your video post with #DWontStopMe, so we can find it! You can also use the submit form on the You Can Do This site, if that's your jam. Every video (or photo, if you're video-shy) we find will be featured on youcandothisproject.com, as well as Jerry the Bear's Facebook page.
I can't wait to see what you share!