ITP does not discrimate when it strikes its next victim. It affects the young and old, rich and poor all over the world. Dealing with this blood disorder is no easy task. The fear and frustration of not knowing where the roller coaster will take us next can be daunting.

This blog is for ITPers to express thoughts, feelings and lessons learned during their ride. Send your post to We want to hear from you.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day is an international advocacy day to bring widespread recognition of rare diseases as a global health challenge. The day is celebrated on the last day of February every year.  In 2013, it will be observed on February 28th.

There are over 6000 rare diseases of which ITP is one of them. Details of how you can get involved with the many events taking place to mark the annual RARE DISEASE DAY  are available at

Another link for the folks in the US is

There are so many things that you can do to help promote the day, attend an event or just display the RARE DISEASE DAY poster or logo to raise awareness.

The sixth Rare Disease Day takes place on 28 February 2013. This year's slogan "Rare Disorders without Borders" emphasizes the need for international cooperation. Join an activity taking place near you to demonstrate global solidarity. Let's go beyond borders for rare disorders. Show your solidarity today!

Friday, February 1, 2013

It's Movie Day

Thanks to Arnold Schwartz for this picture
I want to apologize for not posting anything for the past couple of weeks. I am back up to speed now but I do need some help.

For the folks new to this blog, we want to hear your ITP story. If you look through the archives, there are some great stories submitted by ITPers. Please add yours to it.  

Also, if you see articles that would be of interest to the blog viewers, send me a link.  
Email your stories or links to: greta799(at)yahoo(dot)com

Today is movie day.....

Keith Hart has produced a video that relates his ITP story. His sense of humor in doing a parody of the song, You've Lost That Loving Feeling  makes the viewer laugh, and also think about our own battles with ITP. Keith made the video to raise awareness of ITP and he did an excellent job of showing what this blood disorder can do to its victims. Take a look: 

The members of the Facebook group, ITP and ME had a brainstorming session one day and came up with a wonderful idea! Under the leadership of Elaine Twohig Odriscoll the group made a video about ITP. The idea behind this project was to spread the word about this terrible blood disorder to the whole world.
The video features members of the ITP and ME group and sends out a message that should make everyone think about ITP. Many of you have seen this already but it is worth a second look.

Several videos from PDSA, stories from ITPers and other information aboutITP.