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Toby Mac “Made to Love” & Thanks for Your Help

Thanks for your faithfulness and appeal for your help

Roo's puppiesDuring the last couple of years, I’ve posted like the mailman – come hell or high water. Often, I’ve finished writing blogs or creating the images in the middle of the night – whatever it takes to be sure it’s always there. And you’ve been there, too.

The last few days, I’ve been more under the weather than usual. I’ll be fine, but it will take me a few more days to catch up. There are some fantastic projects and events coming soon and I need to be patient with myself and my health.

Three ways you can help right now

People often ask how they can help. Here are three things you can do right away.

  1. Vote for me in a contest. Some friends on Twitter have nominated me for the Shorty (Twitter) Award for use of Twitter for “health.” It would be so great for our community if I won. However, I haven’t been able to do much to compete in the campaign for votes. You could help by finding me every vote possible on Twitter. Click here to vote. You must say “why” you’re voting for me after the “because…”  You can re-post this contest information on your Facebook or Twitter to get others to vote. Voting only takes about 10 seconds.
  2. Reply to each other. Keep an eye out over on the sidebar at the recent comments gadget I installed a couple of months ago called “Join the Conversation.” You can click through all the recent comments on the blog. Hint: they’re not always on the top post. I try to be sure that everyone always gets a reply, but at times like this, I can easily get 30 to 40 comments behind. You can help by welcoming newcomers or just letting others know that you are listening.
  3. Spread the word. Help others find the blog or certain pages here that they need. There is so much here and I’m working on more ways to make it even easier to find information.  But you can help by giving people links or emailing pages that would help them.

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Kelly O'Neill

Kelly O'Neill (formerly Kelly Young) has worked about 12 years as an advocate helping patients to be better informed and have a greater voice in their healthcare. She is the author of the best-selling book Rheumatoid Arthritis Unmasked: 10 Dangers of Rheumatoid Disease. Kelly received national acknowledgement with the 2011 WebMD Health Hero award. She is the president of the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. Through her writing and speaking, she builds a more accurate awareness of rheumatoid disease (RD) aka rheumatoid arthritis (RA) geared toward the public and medical community; creates ways to empower patients to advocate for improved diagnosis and treatment; and brings recognition and visibility to the RA patient journey. In addition to RA Warrior, she writes periodically for newsletters, magazines, and websites. There are over 60,000 connections of her highly interactive Facebook page. You can also connect with Kelly on Twitter or YouTube, or LinkedIn. She created the hashtag: #rheum. Kelly is a mother of five, longtime home-schooler, NASA enthusiast, and NFL fan. She has lived over fourteen years with unrelenting RD. See also https:/

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10 thoughts on “Toby Mac “Made to Love” & Thanks for Your Help

  • January 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Really sorry to hear you are feeling below par.
    Hope you take your time and get all the rest and recovery you need.

  • January 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Kelly please take care of yourself. Working on all 3 of your suggestions.

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  • January 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Kelly – I am very sorry to hear that you haven’t been feeling well. Please take care of yourself and get the rest that you need! We will be here when you return – I promise 🙂

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  • January 17, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Hate to hear you’ve been under the weather. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Take care of yourself.

  • January 17, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Try to rest as much as you can. We are here because of you and we will always help each other out.

  • January 17, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I just found this site and being an RA Warrior (at times I’m more on the floor in tears than warrior)a few days ago but I feel like I’m “home”. If anyone understands what you are going through it would be another RA person. Take care of yourself. Like one gal said, we will still be here when you come back .. promise.

  • January 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Hugs, Kelly! I know how you are feeling. I’ve been staying up too late and getting up too early for a while trying to get these cases done. I have one more to work on, and I’m like you – fatigued and aching in every joint – and increased hoarseness. Disgusting. Can’t sing, even a little, and chanting is out of the question.

    Get to feeling better. I’ll retweet your blog whenever I’m online, and send you news on Twit and FB as I encounter it.

    Love, Hugs, and Conversation Hearts to you!


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