Stories bring healing:
I was talking with someone yesterday how Facebook is such a great opportunity for people to connect with each other and talk about CHD. One of my favorite parts about these groups are when someone introduces themselves, briefly shares about their child and sometimes includes a picture. It opens the door for a bit of vulnerability and a whole lot of healing.
One mom posted this quote, and I couldn’t agree more:
Stories also bring meaningful change:
There is an urgent need in the CHD community. A need for more data, more research, and quality standards. Here at PCHA, these are our top priorities. But, we can only do so much on our own. We need you. We need you to tell your story.
Your story is a very powerful tool. It is easy for lawmakers and doctors to get caught up in the numbers or ignore them all together. We need to work together and put a face to these problems.
Sharing your story is safe and easy.
We’ll do the hard work. Share your story here. That’s it. We’ll contact you to talk more about how we can use this story. We can post it on our blog to inspire others. We can include it when we connect with lawmakers in your state. We won’t do anything without your permission first.
50 Stories in 50 States
Can you imagine the impact we could have if we could send every single Senator a personal story about CHD? In order to do this, we have launched the 50 States, 50 Stories Campaign. By August 1st, we hope to have collected stories from all 50 states. More than one story from a state? No problem, we’ll use them all, one way or another!!! Read more…