As one of the people working in the exhibit hall during the conference, my name tag had an extra label that identified me as an exhibitor. I was in the food court one night early in the conference when a dad spotted that part of my tag.
“What company?” he asked.
I started to explain, “My friend…”
“What company?” he interrupted.
“There is no company. That’s what I am trying to explain. My friend created this project to help people living with diabetes.”
“There is no company sponsoring us. It is just people living with diabetes and families of people living with diabetes. We were able to have a booth because people believe in the project and donated the money to help us afford the space.”
I was privileged to be one of the people working in the You Can Do This Project booth during the Friends for Life conference. But I was just a small part of a larger group of people that made it happen. Whether it is designing an amazing logo, donating money, loaning booth supplies, or recording a story that we can share with others – the You Can Do This Project is truly a grassroots advocacy campaign than could not survive without the entire community.
Thank you Kim for helping me create this video as another opportunity to share the story and my way of saying thanks.