Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Curious? Just Ask!

One of my oldest, dearest friends has a child with neurofibromatosis. She's shared this information to help raise awareness about the disorder and I'm asking you to please pass it on.

I'm sure you've seen the pictures of Reggie Bibbs on the internet recently; or perhaps it was a picture of people wearing the awesome tee-shirts with a drawing of Reggie's face on them...

Want to know what it's all about?

Just ask!

The campaign to promote awareness of Neurofibromatosis has exploded. 

To help kick off their world tour, the Just Ask Foundation is running an ad campaign to promote awareness of Neurofibromatoses, genetically determined disorders of the nervous system that affect more than 100,000 Americans.

The Just Ask foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity that relies on the generosity of others to continue their work. You can help raise awareness by sharing their advertisements, or donating directly to their organizations. All donations are fully deductible.

I absolutely love this foundation's approach! One of the most demoralizing things we can do around someone who has a disability is to point, stare, whisper... or even worse, to teach our children it's wrong to ask questions when they want to understand why someone looks or acts differently. Most people would prefer you just ask, and many are very open about their disability. Ignorance begets pity, where knowledge begets compassion.

Want to know more about neurofibromatosis? Just Ask!