Tuesday, May 10, 2011
World Lupus Day 2011 - "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" had Lupus!
So it's midnight, May 10th and I'm trying to figure out what I can do, from my couch, for World Lupus day. So, first things first! Since this is the first time I have even heard of World Lupus Day, I googled it and I found their website. After I looked at what Lupus organizations around the globe are doing for World Lupus Day, I came across the history behind this day.
Every year, this Steering Committee revises the Proclamation to reflect the ever changing issues that people with lupus around the world face on a daily basis and it also serves to give a voice to all those affected by this devastating and debilitating chronic disease.
Cool, huh? Well, then there's a video featuring a gentleman name Julian Lennon talking about lupus. I'd never heard of him before so I kept by-passing the video until I looked closer at his name. "Lennon?" I thought, "As in John Lennon? Hmmm, that must be his brother!" I obviously know nothing about the Beatles except a few of their well known songs. I watched the video and found out a few interesting things:
1. Julian Lennon is John Lennon's SON not his brother...DUH!
2. Julian is talking about his experience with Lupus as it related to a childhood friend of his named Lucy Vodden, who battled Lupus until her death in 2009 at the young age of 46.
3. Lucy Vodden is the very same "Lucy" about whom the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" was written about! Apparantly, Julian came home from school one day with a drawing of his friend "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" and his father wrote a song about it!
Now, you may have already known all these things. I did not! But I am glad that I took a little bit of time (early in the morning when, despite Tylenol PM, sleep remained elusive) to look into it and find out! The website asks that you sign an awareness pledge and since signing this pledge didn't require me to spend any money that I don't have, I signed up!
And this has become my little contribution to World Lupus Day, from my couch, in my pajamas, waiting for sleep!
You Might Also Like:
This is more often than not, a common scene in the kitchen of my apartment. This isn't an actual photo, because my mother would literal...
"Still when I'm a mess, I still put on a vest With an S on my chest Oh yes, I'm a Superwoman" - Alicia Keys One day...
In honor of Invisible Illness Awareness Week , I decided to do my part and participate in this survey to share a few things about living wi...
Last year, I wrote a post called Blame It On The Prednisone describing some of the things that I've experienced living on Prednisone, a...
I don't know if you're familiar with Jamie Fox's song, "Blame it on the Alcohol" but it's the refrain to that song...
RosalindR. Hogan was born December 27, 1960 to Willie Mae Smalls and John F. Llyod in Philadelphia, PA the third of four children. Rosali...
Mother has such a lovely way of getting her point across! The other day, she gave my sister and I the above stated command. Why her sudden o...
My 4th Lupie song, is "Smile" made famous by Nat King Cole. I first picked this song as a way to say to those of you who, like ...
You know, I'm starting to think that I should rename the "Midnight Walk Series" to "This Midnight Walk Thing Isn't Go...
If I Were Healthy This is the 3rd singing video blog in my series of Lupie videos that I hope helps to describe what life is li...
- December (1)
- September (2)
- August (6)
- June (1)
- April (1)
- March (2)
- January (4)