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Post by Laurie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:13 pm

The Open Medicine Foundation is sponsoring a poetry contest. The OMF raises funds and initiates collaborative research for complex chronic diseases. Their current focus is on a disease that currently has no treatment and is more debilitating than many people realize. Poems are to be about living with ME/CFS and include a message of hope for the future. Two winning poems will be used in their awareness campaign in May. I will be grateful for each person who reads and votes for the poem I entered, entitled Even Though. https://www.omf.ngo/poetry-submission/even-though/

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Post by Shann » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:08 pm

I've read Laurie's poem, and it is wonderful. If you or a loved one have ever suffered through a chronic illness, you'll be able to relate to this beautiful poem. If you've been blessed enough to not have suffered or have someone you know scrabble with constant pain, this poem will open your eyes. The website is doing so much to help spread the word about how Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is so much more than the name suggests. Researchers are also on the verge of some amazing results that we pray will turn into a cure or some kind of treatment. I bet you'd be surprised how many members here have been affected by this illness (including me), so please take the time to read and vote on Laurie's poem. I promise you won't be disappointed!
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Post by Laurie » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:50 pm

Thank you, Shann. :D

Yes, the Open Medicine Foundation is awesome. I hope the winning poems in this contest will help in their efforts to spread awareness about this misunderstood disease.

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Post by RedBaron » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:28 pm

I voted :)
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Post by Laurie » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:10 pm

Thank you, Shari. :D

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Post by oursilverstrands » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:35 pm

So did I. :D

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Post by Laurie » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:23 pm

Thank you, Lillian. :D

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Post by RedBaron » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:57 pm

You're welcome. When will the winner be announced?
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Post by Laurie » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:05 am

Voting is open until March 1. Then a panel of judges will decide, and the winner will be notified by email. However, they don't give an exact date when that will happen. I wish they did, but in all fairness, they've never run a poetry contest before.

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Post by Laurie » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:22 pm

I won the contest! I'm honored that my poem will be used in a song in their awareness campaign. :)

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Post by Shann » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:34 am

Yyyyaaaaayyyyyyyy! I'm so happy for you! I've been bubbling all day with your joy. Your poem really worked for this Site! Congratulations! :superhappy :superhappy :superhappy :superhappy
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Post by RedBaron » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:10 am

Congrats!!! (again lol). I'm so happy for you!
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Post by oursilverstrands » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:16 pm

Haven't been on the Board in a while, but I'm sharing the joy, Laurie. How great is THAT! :superhappy

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Post by Laurie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:30 pm

Thanks, ladies. I'm so grateful to be writing again, and this foundation is so important to me. :)

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