Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Our Fifth Worldwide Vitiligo Meetup Call

Our next world-wide Vitiligo web meet-up is scheduled for Sunday, September 20th, at 8am US Pacific / 11am US Eastern. The international time link is here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=9&day=20&year=2009&hour=8&min=0&sec=0&p1=137.

To connect to the actual Elluminate session Sunday, use this link: http://www.tinyurl.com/vitiligo. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event.

Lee Thomas, the Emmy-award winning reporter and author of Turning White will be guest at our meeting!

From the website for this book, Turning White:


IN HIS THOUGHT-PROVOKING MEMOIR, Turning White, Emmy Award-winning TV broadcaster Lee Thomas shares the physical and mental battle he is waging with Vitiligo—a skin disorder that is literally turning him white. At age 25, Thomas had a dream job in a dream city—a feature/entertainment reporter for the ABC network’s flagship TV station in New York. Then he discovered a few white spots on his scalp, the small beginnings of a disease that has spread to half his face—a fact he covers with makeup when on camera. As someone in the public eye, Vitiligo has transformed not only Thomas’ color, but his life. “Even people who have known me for years avoid eye contact when they see my face without makeup for the first time,” he writes. Recently, Thomas turned the spotlight on himself during a special report for WJBK FOX 2 Detroit, where he is currently an entertainment reporter.

Lee’s inspiring story has touched people from South Africa to Sacramento. The book has lead this award-winning broadcaster around the country speaking at national conferences, businesses and literary events touching people with his empowering and motivational story.

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