Do you live with an invisible illness? You aren't alone. National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, September 10-16, 2007 gives you a chance to feel "normal."

The statistics about illness are staggering:
+ Nearly 1 in 2 Americans has a chronic condition
+ 96% of illness is invisible. 60% of the ill are ages 18-60
+ The divorce rate is over 75% for the chronically ill
+ 70% of suicides have uncontrollable physical pain as a factor

Sponsored by HopeKeepers Magazine, This week's theme is "Living with invisible illness is a roller coaster. Help a friend hold on!" It's a designated time in which people who live with chronic illness, those that love them, and organizations are encouraged to educate the general public, churches, healthcare professionals and government officials about the impact of living with a chronic illness that is not visually apparent. Join us for this grassroots campaign to help spread the word that those with illness may look great, but are hurting and need compassion.

RE: the banner below: I left this here for a couple of weeks for Lisa to see what the banner code is doing on an outside website, but the code is still the same. So I'm trying to figure out how to fix it myself. I suppose I'm going to have to break out that book on html. Bah. Reminds me of the only course I ever failed in my life, CS 102, on assembly language. The weed out course for CS majors at UT Austin. It weeded me out. That's for darn sure! Anyone know html and want to save me from this nit picky language? The code is at NICIAW.
Most of the banners there seem to have the same problem...

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