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Monday, October 3, 2011

EOS = A Camera by Canon, a Greek Goddess, and ...? Please read, and support!

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Part 1
Short version of this blog

Hello, dear reader, and welcome to this latest blog entry! Here's in a nut shell what I'd love you to do:

1.) Please check out the above video, and do so directly on it's YouTube page (click the YouTube logo in the player window for that, or simply CLICK HERE to watch the video).

After watching, you will know a bit more about EOS - not the camera or goddess, but about Eosinophilic Disorders. Don't worry, though: This is no quiz :-)!

2.) Please LIKE the video then, and by that support the cause of Eosinophilic Disorders receive the international standard "Rare Disease Registry", which will enhance possibilities of research on this complex of illnesses immensely. 

Well, and that's basically it! Thanks a lot for your support - it really means a lot!


Part 2
Some additional info

If you want to know just a tiny bit more, please read on, still. I'll try and make it snappy!

EOS (apart from the two well known meanings in the blog title above) stands for Eosinophilic Disorders. Don't struggle - it's rather easy to pronounce: Eo...sino...philic. 

And once you mastered this trick, you may ask yourself:

What are Eosinophilic Disorders?

Well, even though you probably never heard of them before, it might well be that someone you know (a colleague at work, a fellow student, a friend, a relative even) suffers from an illness that belongs to this complex of disorders of the digestive system.

11 year old Ricky Springer
Go Kart race champion
and EOS campaigner
For a short and really comprehensive description, please check out the website of 11 year old Ricky Springer's "Racing for a Cause" campaign to learn more. 

Ricky, who suffers from EOS himself, uses his talent as a go kart racing champion to raise awareness for EOS, educating physicians and the public on this disease, and raising funds for APFED (The American Partnership For Eosinophilic Disorders).

Here's the page you want to go for more information:

Eosinophilic Disorders (let's practice this once again: Eo ... sino ... philic - there you go!) are fairly wide spread in the population. Ever so often though, they are not diagnosed correctly, but are misinterpreted as other diseases, and therefore patients very often do not get appropriate medical treatment. This means a prolonged and intense ordeal for those who suffer from an Eosinophilic related disease!

It is massively needed to improve the research situation on EOS, and receiving the above mentioned "Rare Disease Registry" would give this process an immense boost. And you can help out with that!

The contest where the video above is taking part in, offers a awesome chance to reach this goal, and therefore, I am asking for your support.

One "Like" can have a big impact ... so please "Click Big" :-)!

Official APFED website:
For lots of information on EOS, please check out the website of APFED (The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders).

You will find details about the different types of EOS disorders, a list of health care professionals who know their ways with EOS, information on APFED news and fund raising campaigns, and also a glossary that explains medical terms in comprehensive ways.

Knowledge is Power, and APFED is a great place to "empower" yourself on this topic.

Thanks for your attention, and for your support. Blog you soon :-)!




K.E.'s EOS fight said...

I love
Love this blog entry
Thank you

Truedantalion said...

Thanks a lot, Colleen - so glad you like it :-)!

Anonymous said...

Nice job Michael. Sadly I have only heard of this trough Ricky and you. Your a good man Michael.

Truedantalion said...

Thanks a lot for reading, and for your support, Lynn. It means a lot :-)!