Why we need your help

Can you describe the autism awareness ribbon? What color is the breast cancer ribbon? What color ribbon shows support for our troops? Chances are you know the answers to all of these.

Currently there is no nationally recognized ribbon for Hydrocephalus. There are plenty of people out there willing to donate to non-profit organizations and medical researchers, but hardly any money goes to Hydrocephalus. Why? Because most people have never heard of it. I want to be able to walk into the store and see Hydrocephalus awareness merchandise. I want to talk to people about my husband, and not have them look at me with a blank stare, clueless what I’m talking about. Most importantly, I want a cure.

A lot of you are probably thinking, it’s just one signature… what difference can it make? Have you ever heard of the concept of doubling a penny every day for a month? In the beginning it grows slowly… a few pennies, then dollars, then something amazing happens the last few days. Look at this:

Day 1: $.01
Day 2: $.02
Day 3: $.04
Day 4: $.08
Day 5: $.16
Day 6: $.32
Day 7: $.64
Day 8: $1.28
Day 9: $2.56
Day 10: $5.12
Day 11: $10.24
Day 12: $20.48
Day 13: $40.96
Day 14: $81.92
Day 15: $163.84
Day 16: $327.68
Day 17: $655.36
Day 18: $1,310.72
Day 19: $2,621.44
Day 20: $5,242.88
Day 21: $10,485.76
Day 22: $20,971.52
Day 23: $41,943.04
Day 24: $83,886.08
Day 25: $167,772.16
Day 26: $335,544.32
Day 27: $671,088.64
Day 28: $1,342,177.28
Day 29: $2,684,354.56
Day 30: $5,368,709.12

I challenge each and every one of you… take 1 minute of your time… sign the petition, then get at least one other person to sign it. Let’s see if we can put this same concept to work, focusing on this one thing. Together we can make a difference. We can get this ribbon nationally recognized. We can increase awareness and funding for research. We… each and every one of us, can have a part in helping to find a cure.

Won’t you join me?




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