Did you know that March 26 was Purple Day to raise awareness for people, like these beautiful children, who have Epilepsy? March also included a Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day as well. You must know by now that April is Autism Awareness month and buildings across America lit their lights blue. These are great opportunities to bring awareness to these important issues. I share some of their struggles and feel like part of their tribe.
But here’s the ugly truth. I’m a little jealous that they have something we don’t. A diagnosis. While no person should ever be defined by a label, and a diagnosis will look different on every individual, it does have it’s advantages. It’s a key to services. If not a specific path, it at least provides some direction about the future.
So this friday, I think I’ll have a wear blue for Undiagnosed Children Day. It’s my own made up day. I’ll raise awareness for those of us who don’t quite fit in, who are frequently denied services, who chase after elusive answers. Will you join me? If you need an elevator speech to respond to compliments about your blue shirt, other than it was 70% off and with my frequent cheap shopper badge an additional 50% off (Jeanette, Sharon, you know who you are), I’ll post one tomorrow. Who’s in?