Saturday, April 30, 2011

Help A D-Rockstar Out! (HAWMC Day 30)

Today's Prompt: Gobbledygook Day. In health communities there is a certain lexicon that only those on “the inside” can understand. So today, for our last prompt, make up a new word to use. 


D-rockstar: a person who is a total rock star in the D world.  May also be used as a hashtag (#drockstar).

You know who is a total D-rockstar?  Victoria Cumbow

Victoria lives in Alabama.  And unless you've been hiding under a rock, I'm sure you've heard of the devastation that occurred there this week.  

A LOT of help is needed!!! Go check out Victoria's blog to see how you can help.

In addition to monetary donations, many diabetics have lost all their supplies in the storms.  If you have extra supplies laying around or can go buy some, they are desperately needed!!!!  Non- prescription supplies including, but not limited to:
  • meters
  • test strips
  • lancets
  • glucose tabs
  • ketone strips
  • syringes
  • insulin
  • anything else you can think of
If you have supplies to send, please email me or contact Victoria.

This is why Victoria is a D-rockstar.  My grandparent's hometown was nearly wiped off the map by a tornado almost 10 years ago, and that was traumatic enough.  I can't even imagine how Victoria and all the others affected by the storms must be feeling.  She has been working tirelessly to help people in her community.  The least we can do is send some supplies her way!

So let's help a D-rock star out!!!



From Victoria's post:


"If you have money, donate to the Red Cross by texting “Red Cross” to 90999 to have $10 added to your phone bill.


To send money to Huntsville’s local office, mail to American Red Cross, 1101 Washington Street, 35801. Designation: Tornado relief.


You can send national donations to theAmerican Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington D.C. 20013. Designation: Tornado relief."


Note: I did not invent the term D-rockstar.  I wanted a term that I could use to blog about what Victoria is doing.  There is a site out there called Diabetic Rockstar.  I am not a member of that site, nor did they ask me to use the term.  I just found it fitting!


*Thanks for sticking with me through all the HAWMC posts this month!  I'll be back after a little blogging break, for the sake of my sanity.  While I'm gone, send some stuff to Victoria.  Love you all!*



2 comments:

  1. You did a fantastic job Jess! I loved following you through the month!...not many that I follow stuck with it the way you did.

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  2. Thank you Jess! I appreciate the kind words and the shoutout! Prescription supplies like insulin and syringes are needed, but a bit more difficult to mail. Anything is accepted so long as it's unopened and not expired. Thank you for everything!! Anyone able to mail supplies, just let me know and I'll share the address! (And I love your new page design, by the way)!

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