华盛顿特区与安妮·格德斯(Anne Geddes)

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今年1月,我有机会和母亲一起飞往华盛顿特区,庆祝安妮·格德斯(Anne Geddes)在“保护我们的明天”运动中取得的成就。安妮成为脑膜炎球菌病的倡导者,它对任何人都可能造成破坏性影响。对于那些不知道的人,脑膜炎通常会在24小时内杀死,并被认为是最快的杀死疾病。那些幸存者通常会遭受终身并发症的困扰,例如我自己,新截肢者。在安妮(Anne)的项目中,她拍摄了来自世界各地的15名幸存者,并采取了一项全球计划,旨在提高人们的认识以及通过疫苗预防的重要性。
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I was lucky enough to be selected to represent the United States in the first photo seen in this blog post.  When I arrived on set on a wintery day in Vancouver, I didn’t know what to expect, except for the fact that this would be the most professional photo-shoot that my advocacy career has ever embarked on! Haha. Meeting Anne was splendid, and her vision was even more impeccable.  She showed me this statue of Helen of Troy that she found and wanted me to  embody her.  I was flattered, and couldn’t be more excited.  The photo came out beautiful and Anne was able to create a wonderful Gallery in D.C. to show them all. There was an art gallery holding all of her portraits, and I was able to meet fellow survivor Kate from Canada.  She’s almost done with high school and plans to go to college.  It was really great to meet another photographed survivor.  Not only is she beautiful but also she has a lot of charisma (Her photo is the second one, purple).   Kate and I both spoke at the event, and Anne stepped up to the plate to knock the ball out of the park.  Her theme throughout the campaign is Protect, Nurture, and Love.  These words don’t shy away from the photos and what they portray.  I am adding a link to Anne’s website where you will be able to see all of the other photographs. http://www.annegeddes.com/protecting-our-tomorrows-1/paired with life long complications, like myself, a new amputee.  In Anne’s project, she photographed 15 survivors from all over the world, with a global initiative aimed at raising awareness and the importance of it’s prevention through vaccination.

 

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很高兴能被安妮拍摄,很显然,我很乐意随时拍摄。踏入她的世界,结识她的团队,家人,并使她与众不同,这将是我永远珍惜的。我能够在温哥华见到她的女儿,并在华盛顿特区再次见到她的丈夫,她们和她一样美好。

作为安妮肖像系列的组成部分,我们俩对脑膜炎球菌的认识有着相同的热情,因为许多人甚至对这种疾病失去了生命,甚至不知道自己有机会 保护自己。当我生病并一次在医院呆了几个月时,我很失望得知所有这些都可以通过简单的疫苗预防。我鼓励所有听到我的故事的人花点时间了解这种疾病,以及保护您免受疾病侵袭的难易程度。我的这种激情是情感上的,个人的,现在已经成为我自己的动力,可以成为推动美好明天的重要内容。不要等,接种疫苗。

谢谢安妮让我成为保护明天的全球努力的一部分,

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