Job Hunting With A Vestibular Condition
Job Hunting With A Vestibular Condition Working is a part of life that contributes to our sense of well-being and importance, not to mention allows us to pay the bills. When a health challenge threatens
Steps-2-Balance (S2B), which takes place May 15-21, 2022, is VeDA’s annual call to all “Vesties”--those living with a vestibular condition, their loved ones, and the healthcare professionals who treat them. Here are some resources to help you spread the word:
Customize our sample posts for social media (all short enough for Twitter and Pinterest) to make them personal, and share why VeDA is special to you.
Use these hashtags to augment your post:
You can help raise awareness with a Steps-2-Balance personal fundraiser to benefit VeDA and our ongoing mission to create a world where vestibular disorders are widely recognized, rapidly diagnosed, and effectively treated. Here are some simple steps to help you reach your fundraising goals.
VeDA is here to help you meet your fundraising goals! Feel free to contact Elizabeth Ladd, Development Coordinator, at 800.837.8428 or [email protected].
The sample language below is written from the perspective of someone who suffers from vestibular dysfunction, but it can be easily modified for a loved one or support partner, or for a healthcare professional who treats vestibular patients.
Balance is something most of us take for granted—until we lose it.
Did you know that 1 of every 3 Americans will experience some sort of vestibular (inner ear or brain) dysfunction in their lifetime? Many people live with chronic dizziness, vertigo, nausea, fatigue, brain fog, and other debilitating symptoms that make it difficult to perform simple daily tasks. These disorders are difficult to diagnose and there are no cures.
>> [INSERT YOUR PERSONAL VESTIBULAR STORY HERE]
I’m participating in Steps-2-Balance to raise awareness about how these invisible vestibular disorders affect people like me (or your loved one, or your patients). You can help me by making a donation to the Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA), a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers vestibular patients all over the world.
Please join me by contributing to my Steps-2-Balance campaign. Thank you for your support and for helping make "vestibular" visible!
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I’m asking you to support me (or your loved one, or your patients) in taking steps to regain balance.
The Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA) helped me (or your loved one, or your patient) when others dismissed the symptoms of dizziness and brain fog, saying they were “all in your head.” Vestibular patients around the world continue to struggle with these invisible illnesses, alone and misunderstood, and for many the physical toll of the coronavirus pandemic has made their symptoms even worse.
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Please help me make vestibular visible so others won’t have to endure the challenges I have faced in getting an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
I also invite you to join me in entering the Poetry 4 Balance Contest, an activity designed to help people take steps on their journey back to balance.
Thank you for all your support!
All the best,
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