Have you heard about THE HUMAN TRIAL? It’s a documentary (in filming now) which will track the high stakes race to cure type 1 diabetes and will film live footage of three of America’s top labs, giving viewers an unprecedented look at the drive and competition to make medical history at a clinical trial in 2014. If the cure works, one team will change millions of lives, forever.
Do you believe there is a race to cure diabetes? Are you unsure? Dismayed? Curious? What do you – as a person living with diabetes – want for yourself, your future and maybe even your happiness?
That’s right – just you! Go on be selfish for 30 seconds! Could you put those feelings into words? If so, then why not participate in diabetes 24-7’s writing competition!
The theme for the writing sample is simple: 400 to 600 words (= one page) with the following theme:
If my diabetes was cured, I WOULD …
That’s it. You need to finish the sentence and add more about what WOULD happen next. Prose or verse – whatever you think works. To make it fair, there’s an age limit and a few considerations:
• NO AGE LIMIT (but you must live with type 1 diabetes)
• all submissions must be emailed to Elizabeth.email@example.com (don’t misspell my name!)
• the winning entry will be decided by Lisa Hepner and Guy Mossman – the director/producers of the Human Trial documentary. Lisa lives with type 1 diabetes and her partner Guy totally gets what it’s all about!
• All entries must be received by October 15th (Tuesday) and the winner will be chosen and announced on the 21st October (Monday).
THE WINNER will be AWARDED one of these limited edition poster prints created and SIGNED (and numbered) by world-renowned artist Shepard Fairey (who also lives with type 1 diabetes). That’s right the poster print will be shipped to you FREE as the winner. Shepard donated his work (what a great guy!) and each one is now on sale for $245 US dollars with all proceeds going to support the film. Who knows what the value will be tomorrow. How cool will it look framed on your wall? (NO! don’t even think about thumb-tacking it up!).
If you would like your ‘diabetes’ voice to be heard and have something to say – make a contribution! Thanks in advance for joining!
NOW START WRITING!