Dear Everyone I Know,

08.11.10


Dear Everyone I Know,

I know I said I’d never do this again, but I am.

I’m not a fan of voting, contests and whatnot, but I am a fan of supporting altruists. Remember when we all helped Invisible People win $50,000 so that Mark could continue his good work? Well, today I need your help again. In fact, I need your help each and every day in August.

My friends The Ebelings have put together a group of digital pioneers. This group has created a pair of “glasses” called The Eyewriter. The Eyewriter can be worn by quadrapalegics and they can use their eyes to write words. I’d like you to watch the video below and check out what The Eyewriter has done for Tony and his family. Tony has ALS, and was unable to communicate for a number of years. Please, take a moment and imagine what it would feel like if you or someone you loved was trapped in a body that didn’t work, but your brain did. That’s a special sort of hell, no?

My friends at Not Impossible Foundation would like to win the Pepsi Grant so that they can give a thousand pair of Eyewriters away. Right now we will have plenty of servicemen and women who could use this technology, and you can help give it to them with just two mouse clicks.

I’m asking all of you to please click here and vote for The Not Impossible Foundation right now. I’d also like you to do this tomorrow and the next day. I’d like to see this happen every day in August.

If you don’t want to use Facebook connect, please text 101957 to Pepsi (73774).

Please join the facebook group, and please please please invite all your friends to join too.

Update your twitter status to: Empower 1000 paralyzed people to create & communicate using their eyes http://pep.si/aGqHeG

And if you’re a blogger, you could copy the following into your sidebar and allow people to vote directly from your page as well:

<iframe src=”http://www.refresheverything.com/widget/?i=fc52cb72-a626-102d-b2ee-0019b9b9e205&w=300″ width=”300″ height=”255″ scrolling=’no’ frameborder=’0′></iframe>

It will look like this:

I guess all that’s left is for me to say, “thank you in advance”. Because really, I’m counting on y’all.

Jessica

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5 responses to “Dear Everyone I Know,”

  1. JoeyfromSC says:

    that is awesome! what an idea!! wow!

    I voted and rt’d!

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Mark Horvath, Jessica Gottlieb, brandabouttown, m80 Parents, Itsme and others. Itsme said: Open source device for paralyzed to communicate via eyes. Help team win grant for servicemen/women http://bit.ly/cnHE8F via @JessicaGottlieb […]

  3. Jaclyn Rubly says:

    I found you through a website talking about MommyPR.com. I know I’m a mom who reviews things once in awhile, however I do feel that you have a valid point on mommy bloggers.

    You rock..

  4. Jenny says:

    That’s pretty awesome :D I’ll definitely help out :D

  5. […] forward a few years and, with the help of a grant, Invisible People TV has made people visible again. There has been one success story after another, […]

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