Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom, an author of two inspirational books on Fibromyalgia that have named her a top creator, will be launching a new site and blog to kick off National Invisible Illness Awareness Week.
Hartford, CT (1888PressRelease) September 01, 2008 - Author Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom will be launching a new site and blog to help join in the kick off of National Invisible Illness Awareness Week that will take place this September 8-14. “I’m very excited about this new site that will feature new blogs, articles, news, and projects to my readers. The new blog, Fibro and Fabulous, will have tips for sufferers, which includes how you and your family can cope with the diagnoses, caregiver advice, staying intimate with your mate, and how to live with the illness. My goal is to provide great information in a positive light so sufferers can still feel fabulous despite their having Fibromyalgia.” The new blog, http://fibroandfabulous.blogspot.com, currently has a post to read, while the new site will launch in about a week or two.
Lisa Copen, an advocate of the growing problem here, founded National Invisible Illness Awareness Week in 2002 in the US. One out of two Americans deal with a chronic condition and about 96% of those conditions are invisible. She states, “Though we live with thousands of different illnesses, we have more in common than not. People are tired of hearing, ’But you look so good!’ and they want others to know that their illness is legitimate despite how well they seem to be holding it all together.”
About the Author
Kimberley Linstruth-Beckom started her writing career in 1982 at the age of nine when her first poem, “My Favorite Color Is Pink”, was published in a local Connecticut newspaper. She has received many awards for her achievements in poetry, including a nomination for “Best Poet of the 90’s”. She has also been recently named as one of Lulu’s top creators for her books on Fibromyalgia and is the founder of Writer With Chronic Disease. Visit her website, www.kimberleylinstruth-beckom.com for more information.
About Lisa Copen
Lisa Copen is the founder of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. Its origin started in 2002. Please visit www.invisibleillness.com for more information.