Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Demand Awareness Where Needed

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM
  • 8 Replies
  • 634 Total Views

Demand Awareness Where Needed (D.A.W.N), is dedicated to bringing awareness and knowledge to the general public on different causes, diseases and conditions. In addition D.A.W.N aspires to help support a wide range of awareness groups to raise funds for finding cures or treatments.

Awareness items for Food Allergies, Parkinson's Disease and more.

http://www.zazzle.com/demand_awareness

 

 

Dawn, Proud mother of two wonderful boys




http://www.zazzle.com/demand_awareness

Demand Awareness Where Needed
Awareness Products for Food Allergies, Asthma, Parkinson's Disease and more.




 

by on Feb. 26, 2009 at 10:15 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-8):
pummill79
by on Feb. 27, 2009 at 3:01 PM

 i can understand awareness,but some of these groups are looking like bored house wives,that are in need of a purpose.i have a son who has the pnut allergy,high functioning autism,and is dad was killed in war.i mean really.if ppl get too over board w/ this,the kids might start feeling like their differences are burdens.these things are just things that make ppl different.yeah other ppl should be careful,but do we need a power group for every little issue?

   nothing against the person that post this,i'm sure you mean well,but some ppl are making this ant hill,into a volcano.

M.O.M
by on Feb. 27, 2009 at 10:04 PM

I have no need or desire to turn anything into a Volcano.

I am the creater of D.A.W.N and with this business I help to support different groups that are searching for cures, treatment or education on these different conditions and diseases. I donate money to such places as FAAN and the Parkinson's institute.

My son has a Severe peanut allergy and my father is now in a nursing home at the age of 63 because of Parkinson's disease. This business is just my way of helping others by raising money to donate to the places that can help.

My son at the age of three knows about his allergy and understands that he is no different then other kids, he just can not eat peanuts. But I have had other people tell me to feed him peanuts to "cure" him. I have done a lot of research on food allergies and Parkinson's Disease and one thing I have found is there needs to be more awareness to help spread knowledge about these issues. So again with D.A.W.N I can help spread awareness and help find cures and treatments by donating to the places that can help.

 

Dawn, Proud Mother of two Boys. http://awarenessmom.blogspot.com/


Demand Awareness Where Needed http://www.zazzle.com/demand_awareness

Chandra034
by Head Admin on Feb. 27, 2009 at 10:52 PM

I dont think DAWN is a power group at all.  I have bought a few shirts for my son (which he loves, thanks =)  )  I think its important that people dont just assume that they can feed him whatever they want.  Her shirts get that point across.  I mean he doesnt wear them every day or anything but if he's going to be in a large group and im not necessarily going to be watching him like a hawk (like family gatherings where everyone knows him but needs a reminder) they work out great.  From what I understand part of the procedes go to continuing research on allergies...or autism, asthma or whatever.

Quoting pummill79:

 i can understand awareness,but some of these groups are looking like bored house wives,that are in need of a purpose.i have a son who has the pnut allergy,high functioning autism,and is dad was killed in war.i mean really.if ppl get too over board w/ this,the kids might start feeling like their differences are burdens.these things are just things that make ppl different.yeah other ppl should be careful,but do we need a power group for every little issue?

   nothing against the person that post this,i'm sure you mean well,but some ppl are making this ant hill,into a volcano.


happy2bmom0406
by on Feb. 28, 2009 at 2:13 PM

THANK YOU FOR THIS POST!!!

I believe that we have to speak out.  I am not trying to get attention or making any volcanos BUT my kids could die if they come in contact with Peanuts.  That is serious.  People don't understand this and it HAS to be addressed!!!  The fact that they could die means that I will never stop speaking out!!!

I also have a child with Autism and if I did not speak out, he would not have the resources he has.  People used to dismiss him as "intelectually challenged" and now he is thought of as brilliant because I got him the right help.

As for the "bored housewife trying to find a cause" comment.  I am not even close to BORED!!  I did not ask for this battle.  I was given two BEAUTIFUL children who need an advocate!  I would much rather join a mommies lunch group or shopping group to overcome boredom!  Going to school to get my son because he came in contact with peanuts because yet another parent put peanut butter in a school snack and worrying that he could die in the time that I am driving to get him was not the best way to overcome boredom!!!  Allergy and Autism facts would not have been researched if it was not for BORED HOUSEWIVES!!!!!!!

Proud Mommy of my sweet family!

smileywhops2
by on Mar. 1, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Personally, I think we need awareness more now. Too many people are getting used to the idea that so many are coming up with these allergies. They are losing their edge. They get careless, or just lazy. As a mom to 2 with ANA allergies to Peanuts, Cats, Whole Egg and sooooo many other allergies...like corn, beef, soy, wheat, tree nuts, several grasses, several trees, pollen, dog, etc etc. (too many to list here). I am an advocate. I am never bored. I barely have time for all the research I need to do and that I currently do... for all the specialized cooking, extensive extra cleaning, and maintaining a safe, healthy environment for my boys. I wish I was bored so I could read a book sometimes for ME. LOL. I also deal with family who doesn't get it.... they have told us we are freaks, too honest, too cautious, just let the boys eat some... etc. Have exposed my kids on purpose behind my back and lied to me about it. Fortunately, my kid's bodies told on them. Now with the possible CURE they are showing all over the news from Europe with allergic kids eating nuts now. More people are going to think they can just desensitize my kids on their own. THOSE TRIALS WERE IN CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES WITH DRS AND RNS PRESENT WITH EPI AND OTHER NECESSARY MEDS TO SAVE THOSE KIDS SHOULD SOMETHING GO WRONG. (NOT TO MENTION IT WAS ONLY 1/2000th OF A PARTICLE OF PEANUT THEY STARTED THEM ON...DO YOU KNOW HOW SMALL THAT IS?)How  many of  our family or friends, much less strangers are ready for that. LOL, not many I would bet. SO, I think this is great and whatever anyone wants to do they should. I hope that one day they can find a cure, or get the vaccine they are researching to work. No child should live the way our kid's do, but while they must I will be their Superhero. I am SuperMom to them and so are everyone of you. SO don't forget. ~Shanna

Jackie39
by on Sep. 2, 2009 at 5:14 PM

I love the shirt... Food Allergies are the thorn in my tiarra.. what a great way to get the point across without a big warning sign!

M.O.M
by on Sep. 21, 2009 at 12:52 PM

 

Quoting Jackie39:

I love the shirt... Food Allergies are the thorn in my tiarra.. what a great way to get the point across without a big warning sign!

Thank you! I did that one after I made the one that read "Food allergies are my flat tire" With the picture of the monster truck. My Son wears this one all the time. He loves the truck but it reminds people that he has food allergies. Thank you for your comment!

Dawn, Proud Mother of two Boys. http://awarenessmom.blogspot.com/


Demand Awareness Where Needed http://www.zazzle.com/demand_awareness

M.O.M
by on May. 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM

I have updated this add because I now opened my Demand Awareness Where Needed store with zazzle.

http://www.zazzle.com/demand_awareness

I hope to have my own web site soon.

Thank you

Dawn, Proud Mother of two Boys. http://awarenessmom.blogspot.com/


Demand Awareness Where Needed http://www.zazzle.com/demand_awareness

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)