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Maureen J. Johnson
Academic Coordinator
Student Support Services
The Metropolitan State College of Denver
Campus Box 40  P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO   80217-3362
Phone:  (303) 556-4722   Fax: (303) 556-4998
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
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From: "Sue Lorraine Lavorata" <[log in to unmask]>, on 12/30/97
10:13 AM:
please read and spread the word

Prof L
On Thu, 18 Dec 1997, P. Coelco wrote:

> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 22:21:46 -0800
> From: ConvoNews <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: A Call to Action
>
> Dear ConvoNews subscriber:
>
> Convomania (www.mania.apple.com) is an Internet-based community-founded
> and sponsored by Apple-located somewhere on the edge of appropriateness.
>
> It's made up of teens with serious illnesses. With disabilities.
>
> And with lots of attitude.
>
> The kids in Convomania are using technology to connect to each other as
> they bust out of the isolation that so often accompanies long stays in
the
> hospital and even longer recuperations at home.
>
> Convomania: Where it's ok to be not ok. Where something special-something
> different-is going on. Where insights, information and intelligence are
> generated in the locker rooms of serious illness and disability.
>
> How do you dress for the prom when you have to carry an oxygen tank with
> you? "Put it in a hip-looking backpack," suggests one Convomaniac who's
> been there. What if your boyfriend won't kiss you after you've lost your
> hair to chemo? "Dump the loser," advises another. It's real talk, about
> raw, risky topics...and it's happening online every day in Convomania.
>
> Over the next two months, the members of Convomania are mounting a
renewed
> effort to promote Convomania to every nook and cranny where potential
> Convomaniacs might be hanging out. Toward that end, we're presuming to
ask
> you to do two things:
>
> 1. Hang Out in Convomania (www.mania.apple.com).
> Lots of kids from around the world are finding Convomania an increasingly
> necessary place to be. So if you haven't visited recently, we urge you to
> stop by and spend some time to find out why.
>
> 2. Bring a Friend. Tell a Thousand Friends.
> You're well connected. You know lots of kids. You know lots of adults who
> know-and who care about-lots of kids. We urge you to use these
connections
> to help spread the URL.
>
> So that's why you're getting this update. We're on a mission to grow
> Convomania, and we need your help. Your address book. Your megaphone.
Your
> bulletin board. Whatever you use to get the word out to people who need
to
> hear it.
>
> Thank you in advance from everyone at Convomania (kids, parents and
> professionals).
>
> Regards,
>
>
> Pam Scutt
> Worldwide Disability Solutions Group
> Apple Computer, Inc.
>
>
> P.S. To remove yourself from the ConvoNews list, reply to this message
> with the word "remove" in the subject field.
>
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Sue Lorraine Lavorata
E-MAIL:  [log in to unmask]