Simply danLrene

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The #asmileforasmile Challenge

Simply danLrene signiaThis is a very special blog for the chronically ill. Jessica has a Facebook page  called “The World of One Room”.

She has been sick since becoming a teen and is about 22 right now. She is bedridden and yet she keeps fighting for awareness for the chronically ill.

Today she has challenged everyone chronically ill to put a smile selfie on their social media…Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc with the hashtag  #asmileforasmile to bring awareness to the chronically ill. Also nominate people you know that are chronically ill to do the same.

I so admire her fighting spirit and she is a true warrior and in spite of some severe seizures the past few weeks is still advocating for all of us. This is Jess’s selfie smile. Jess suffers from ME/CFS and like most chronic illnesses Me/CFS is very misunderstood. The chronically ill are often misunderstood. Awareness is greatly needed.

Jess pic

And here is my smile selfie. I have multiple health issues ranging from CFS, Fibro, Sjorgens, COPD, Sarcoidosis and multiple arthritis’s which most who read my blog know and I am mostly bed-bound like Jessica in a hospital bed.

me smile

So here is the challenge to all who are chronically ill, have an auto immune disorder, etc. Please post on YOUR social media sites…all of them…a self smile photo with the hashtag #asmileforasmile and tell why you are posting about Jess’s challenge.. Can we light up social media and become trending?

April 24, 2015 - Posted by | All | , , , , , , ,


  1. Two beautiful pictures. I love the name of her page. (Don’t do FaceBook, but she’s got a winning idea)

    Comment by philosophermouseofthehedge | April 24, 2015 | Reply

    • thanks 🙂 I hope people do it for I think it is an awesome idea for so often the chronically ill become invisible in a way.

      Comment by Simply danLrene ©2011 | April 24, 2015 | Reply

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