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International Awareness Project for Rheumatic Autoimmune Diseases

Published January 5, 2012 by Kristel Goodspeed-Correa

I thought it would be interesting to talk about the latest Awareness Project that I am proud to be a part of .  Its called “Show Us Your Hands”.

Show Us Your Hands was created by fellow RA Blogger, RA Guy

Show us your hands is an international effort to spread awareness for Rheumatic autoimmune diseases, like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and any other rheumatic arthritic diseases.

“Autoimmune arthritis hands are a visible sign of the enormous strength of people who experience so much pain, that their hands are literally being pulled out of shape. We are proud of our hands. They have endured a lot, and they will continue to endure even more. We will never be ashamed of our hands, no matter what they look like!”

The project debuted December 23, 2011 with 520 photos in the collage.  Last I heard that number keeps growing as more patients are becoming aware of it’s existance!  WOOOT!  You go Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!  xxooxx ❤  Major Kudos to you 🙂

I have both RA and Lupus so I submitted some photos of my left hand, taken Thanksgiving weekend to the collage and they promptly responded back that they were including 2 of my photos into it.  These were the ones I submitted:

Visit the Show Us Your Hands website:  and submit a photo.  Be proud of your hands.  No matter what these diseases throw at us..always be proud of WHO you are and have hope that there will be a better and brighter tomorrow for all of us..

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