Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Have a chronic disease? Donate clothing for a quilt!

My friend Shelley (who also has Addison's) will be creating one of her lovely quilts to benefit National Organization for Rare Disorders. Read more about NORD with this link. Shelley will use pieces of clothing donated by those of us with Addison's Disease and other chronic illnesses. Shelley's an incredibly talented artist and quilter. If you have things that are especially associated with you and what you do or enjoy, please consider sending these to be included in Shelley's quilt.
Please Send Your Clothing Items and contact information to this address:
Shelley Lerdahl

501 N 3rd W,

Rigby, Idaho 83442
After the quilt is finished it will be auctioned and the highest donation bidder will then contribute the amount of their bid to N.O.R.D. in honor of Shelley Lerdahl. Neither Shelley, or the those participating in it's promotion, will receive, accept or manage any monies, all will go directly to N.O.R.D . Both the donor and Shelley will receive acknowledgment of the receipt of the donation.
When the quilt is completed we will post the details of the donation auction in further detail. I wish to repeat: you will be bidding to donate directly to N.O.R.D.
We look forward to watching Shelley's progress...but remember she needs your clothing to make this happen!

Shelley was thinking that it would be neat to have a list that says what the people did included with the quilt...for example:
  • "Dusty, addisonian, worn while doing the 50 mile Teton race" or
  • "Shelley, addisonian, pants too big lost 40 lbs"
This is the shirt I am sending to Shelley today. It's the shirt from my first marathon.

A NOTE TO MARTA: PLEASE CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING! YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION AND I WILL BE POSTING ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS SOON!!!

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