What an amazing day with amazing people. Our first ever PJ Day for Autoimmune Disease was a screaming success. I spent all day in perpetual goosebumps and on the verge of tears because of the support and enthusiasm that I witnessed from my town, my neighbours, my friends, my family.
There are pictures strewn about in several place and there are more to come. I also have video that I will need to edit and will post soon. I just need to lay low for a couple of days as I’m certain I used up my energy quota for the entire month in one day. It was well worth it though because already some of the objectives are materializing. People are talking about autoimmune disease. We’re sharing stories and seeing commonalities that wouldn’t be coming out if we weren’t talking. People that are dealing with issues are suddenly realizing that thier issues are AI related. People who have been dealing with stuff in their own homes are now talking about it with others in the same boat. These discussions are so overdue. I was just talking about this with someone that I feel so strong in my gut that this will lead us to great places. I haven’t felt so certain about anything else – other than when I said ‘I DO’ on that magic day twelve years ago.
Next year this will be huge and we will start raising money. We will have a Canadian Non Profit for this cause and can really do something tangible towards our ultimate goal to find the common thread.
Here are some links to pictures that are up already. Thanks to all of the photographers, all of the volunteers. all of the models, all of the dancers, all of the organizers of the various events, and all those who came out and supported by putting on their jammies and either playing or watching or just sending us the good vibes that everyone felt all day. As Tony M put it early on in the day – Downtown Jasper is like Dr. Seuss right now.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/77507641@N03/ – Thanks Nicole.
http://s1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh533/findthecommonthread/?start=0 – Thanks everyone
There are also photos on the Facebook group – go to Facebook and look for the group FIND THE COMMON THREAD.
As more becomes available I will add links and updates.