The other night I did a presentation to my home community's Lions Club. The Lion's Club is a service club organization dedicated to helping their communities. They do really great things, like donating eye glasses, donating baby strollers to families in need, supporting all kinds of situations; including myself.
So, when I was asked to come talk about my experience, I didn't hesitate. They have been hugely supportive and I was thrilled to be able to thank them for that.
I had such a fun time; mom had secretly invited a bunch of friends which was awesome. I was able to have a great night and share my story with strangers, family and friends.
I remember a time in 1998. I was in university and had to do a presentation for a psychology class. I was so freaking nervous. Shaking like a teenager at her first prom, who's not sure her date is in to her.
My voice was cracking, I was sweating like bare feet in sneakers and my guts felt like there was a slinky torpedoing its way around in there.
What a long way I've come.
Did you know that (according to most studies) people's number one fear is PULIC SPEAKING.
Just do what I do. Picture everyone naked.
Okay...I don't actually do that.
I would, but I totally forget once I start talking.
I actually really enjoy doing these talks. I guess it has something to do with the fact that I love to talk. Been told I never shut up. Is that rude?
I've been asked to do two more. The best part is the awareness that spreads for both Cystic Fibrosis and organ donation. I can explain lots of stuff that they most likely wouldn't get the opportunity to hear.
I would like to take this moment to plead my face off for sponsors for the Great Strides walk for Cystic Fibrosis. We need to raise money for research, medications, support and the ultimate goal - a cure. I never want another child to have to even consider a lung transplant.
If you have any dollas you'd like to part with to save some lives, you can do so here.