I named my previous post about the web video series “Video Stars” and have publicised the videos on facebook, twitter and in our local paper. You can read the online version of the article here – Papakura Courier
I have had a lot of praise as well as people joke that I am famous, and to tell you the truth it makes me feel a little uncomfortable. I don’t do this sort of thing to build myself up and make myself look good but just because I think it needs to be done. People need to know that all breast cancer isnt the same, and I am passionate about making that happen.
If you are on Facebook or Google+ you will have seen my update :- “Nobody who knows me well is going to be that surprised that I joined the committee of Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition last night – these are the people who organised the videos I was in. They are willing to support me in stuff I want to do around IBC in New Zealand and I am also doing something constructive for the wider breast cancer community in New Zealand”.
They are a national organisation of volunteers doing things around breast cancer that I really believe in , such as the webvideos. They act as an umbrella group for a lot of different breast cancer organisations and are very pro-active. I feel like I have found a bunch of like-minded people and that with working with them I can achieve some of my own objectives as well around publicizing IBC.
Some people worry about me over-committing myself especially with the level of fatigue I am feeling under treatment, but getting involved with this sort of endeavour, and likewise my uni studies, makes me feel like I am doing something worthwhile and not just sitting around being a “cancer patient”
The BCAC (Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition) committee is aware of my limitations and are just happy to have me onboard with whatever I can give them. They are particularly interested in the fact I am an avid user of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, and now Google+) and even though I still think of myself as somewhat of an amatuer they are interested in my input in those areas.
I am not a star – but I do plan on continuing to be a starter.