Describe in one word how you feel about being touched by diabetes

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As I sit here at home and continue to read your amazing stories I asked myself, how could we bring more awareness? how can let the world know?

Inspired by a beautiful campaign by my friend Martin Giraldo called "be part of the garden," and our great logo. I thought of a similar initiative.

What if you could just take a picture of yourself showing your hands with a one-word description of how you feel about being touched by diabetes?

For instance, when I read your stories, I feel encouraged. I feel that anything is possible because of you.

So there it is, I took a picture of myself showing my hands with the word "Courage"

Do you want to be part of this? This is how.

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Tags: WDD, Word In Your Hand, project, word

Comment by Manny Hernandez on July 24, 2007 at 8:55pm
I love the idea, Luis!!!!

I am going to link to your post from this discussion I started a few weeks ago:
http://www.tudiabetes.com/forum/topic/show?id=583967%3ATopic%3A1569..., since discussion topics stay alive on the home page as long as someone is adding a post to them, whereas blog posts (like this one) end up getting pushed out of the home page.
Comment by Luis E on July 25, 2007 at 3:35am
Thank you leader! I love your photo. We already have 7 members in about 6 hours!
Comment by Donald Rich on July 25, 2007 at 10:53am
One Word Would Be , Discouraging
Comment by Pablo on July 25, 2007 at 12:29pm
Ni bien me saque la foto la subo...
Comment by Scott K. Johnson on July 29, 2007 at 10:20am
I love this idea. Looking through the photos on flickr, I think they are very powerful.

I'll get something up soon!
Comment by MeadowLark on July 29, 2007 at 5:33pm
Help! I finally got the picture to Flickr; but I dont know how to get it to the group.
Where do I click to move it?
MeadowLark
Comment by Kathy on August 1, 2007 at 6:54pm
Luis, I have not used Flickr before, but please tell me what I'm doing wrong. I marked my 2 pics as "public", but when I tried to pull them up at work today to show someone, I could not. They were asking for my password, which, of course, I immediately forgot (but have written down at home.) I must have left out one last step.
Comment by Anne on December 7, 2008 at 12:14am
A funtabulous project...is it still happening?
Comment by Mollie on March 18, 2009 at 5:30pm
Luis - i sent this message to Manny---and until i read further into the Word in Your Hand project - i thought it was all Manny - well i just learned that it was you dude---so this was really directed to you---

I was just flipping thru my new edition of Real Simple magazine and came across a 3 page spread on the Word in Hand Campaign. Who would have thought all of this could have possibly come so far? $5 for every hand that comes thru---Way to go Brother. Thanks for your passion, support and windfall of ideas. The world is a better place with you in it.

Cheers!!
Comment by Amylia Grace on July 14, 2010 at 4:56pm
I love how far this has come...I've added a few more to the mix...

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