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Hey, I'm Jason. I'm a chronically-ill-super-freedom-loving-medical-self-journalist.

Welcome Shirt Viewers!

With the help of my friend Kirsten, the “I Need a Kidney” message is traveling, via t-shirt, from Jacksonville, Florida to New York City today. This is pretty exciting. Visit the I Wear Your Shirt site, and you learn about another Jason. Jason Stadler is a pretty darn smart web design company owner and marketing pioneer. His premise is as simple as mine … he simply wears your shirts. Today, Jason is wearing a shirt with this modest blog across the chest. He’ll also be posting video and blog posts. Check out the daily update page here.

3803326703_242f69eea7From someone who, up until recently, believed that my battle was mine to fight alone – it’s a strange and humbling experience to imagine my message traveling on its own. My little life out there, making a name for itself. Our message … the one of all of us who are searching for a kidney, living on dialysis or just dealing with kidney disease are all too familiar with. This misunderstood and under-publicized, but growing disease (a predicament?) feels like its finally getting its moment in the spotlight.

I woke up wondering where the shirt was and … were people looking at it? Are they writing the address down? How many people see a shirt as it passes through a couple of airports – and then Times Square? I suppose these are all answerable questions, people track this kind of information for a living. I chose English as a major (Creative Writing, no less) so I can’t say how advertising follows numbers like this. I must admit though, it’s much more fun to just daydream about it, to just simply wonder all day long.

So, if you’ve seen the shirt today and decided to visit, thank you. I would love to hear where you saw it, what drove you to visit – leave a comment. My message is pretty simple – it’s on the shirt.  I need a kidney. Here’s a link to another part of this blog where you can actually take action. I’d love it if you’d consider donating a kidney to me, but just spreading the word is more than I’d ever asked before. For whatever action you take (and the action you took today to visit), I am forever grateful.

I Wear Your Shirt links: Flickr, UStream, Youtube, Facebook

6 comments on “Welcome Shirt Viewers!

  1. Paul
    August 20, 2009

    I also came across the iwearyourshirt.com on twitter — I was looking at all the shirts that Jason has worn; your shirt was the only link I chose to follow … I think this is called a “ripple effect” in marketing-speak …wanted to let you know that the visibility of your quest goes on beyond just one day …best of luck to you…

  2. Kristin
    August 11, 2009

    I saw the link on facebook from a friend.
    Jason – there’s a large gaming convention coming up in Seattle next month. I’d gladly rawk a similar shirt (I have access to a t-shirt printer so cost isn’t an issue). Shoot me an email – let’s chat.

  3. kpowart
    August 9, 2009

    Hi,
    I found out about you (and your story) from iwearyourshirt. I didn’t actually SEE the shirt or Jason Sadler wearing it, but found out about him and his company through twitter. Reading your blog, seeing your family is very touching and I wish you the very best. I am not really too much of a pray-er, but I will say one for you 🙂 I wish I could do more….

  4. bryanwynkoop
    August 9, 2009

    I hope this works for you! Great idea to have Jason wear a shirt for you. God bless you and your family… best of luck.

  5. J
    August 9, 2009

    I saw this website all over Jason’s Twitter and Facebook. Best of luck and God bless!!! 🙂

  6. Jason Sadler
    August 9, 2009

    So many people are looking at the shirt today, I hope they come here and learn more about you and your story. Daily video clip coming shortly from Times Square!

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