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Community Team
Community Team

#stepsforbeth

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Adversity can appear for any of us at any moment. The adversities we face do not define us, but the actions we take in the face of adversity do shape us. This week, I was reminded that actions during adversity do not just mold and shape individuals, but they also provide the opportunity to shape, and shine a light on, the communities of an individual.

This story of Community begins further back in the Twitter timeline—Beth Crook’s July 22nd tweet is where we are first introduced to the #stepsforbeth call to action.

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If you have never had the chance to attend InstructureCon, you may not know how big of a request this was. InstructureCon has always had golf cart shuttles, but since the move to Keystone, CO, shuttle busses have been a necessity—for both distance and elevation (9,173′). Asking people, some of which are complete strangers, to walk more than they have to at 9,000’ elevation, is a mountain of an ask.

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Despite the elements, when it came to supporting one of our own, distance and elevation were no match for the sense of caring in our Community. Prior to, and throughout the conference (July 25–27, 2017), the steps rolled in. Here are just a few highlights:


July 24th:

@KRogersSA - Today I did 8,618 #stepsforbeth - walking around #InstCon is prettier than riding in a shuttle!
@KonaRJones - It's been a busy start to #InstCon! Got in 13,229 #stepsforbeth and definitely earned the extra slice of pizza at dinner!

July 25th:

@poprox_conroy - It's 6pm and I've walked 8,604 #stepsforbeth ❤️
@KRogersSA - Second day at #InstCon for me and I did 14,766 #stepsforbeth.

July 26th:

@malapertmarc - 14,102 #stepsforbeth maybe I should have taken the shuttle bus.
@lindajeanlee - Last #InstCon day step total: 15,298 steps, 150% of my daily goal! #stepsforbeth
@aggal98 - 13,164 #stepsforbeth today. Loved every single one of them! #InstCon
@erinmmilne - Did 15,386 #stepsforbeth at #InstCon today!

July 27th:

@mjennings_uab - 13,668 #stepsforbeth on the last day of #instcon
@kblundstrum - 8,976 #stepsforbeth

July 28th:

@rseilham - 38,031 steps at #instcon #stepsforbeth

@AmyWard3086 - Thursday step count 16,478 #stepsforbeth #instcon

My non-scientific calculations captured over 400,000 steps logged for Beth this InstructureCon, and those were just the ones that were tweeted with the hashtag.  The caring keeps rolling in… check out #stepsforbeth on Twitter.

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bcrook@standrews-de.org‌, you’re an amazing woman, with a humble heart and genuine love for those around you! Today, in my own 12,889 steps for you, I reflected on how you turned your adversity into an opportunity to unite and build up the communities that surround and support you. 

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Thank you for this lesson in humanity!

:smileyinfo:  Keep logging your steps, and encouraging one of our own!  Tweet them, or add them as a comment to this thread!  Beth, we look forward to following your progress!

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Community Advocate
Community Advocate

THANK YOU Adam!!  Those views are breathtaking.  I cannot wait until I can go hiking again.  I head to Baltimore to meet with a medical team at Johns Hopkins on January 3rd to come up with my next plan and treatments.  Keep "stepping" and your encouragement means more than you know!

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Community Coach
Community Coach

Johns Hopkins is a great hospital and hopefully they'll put together a great plan for getting you back up and on your feet!

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Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Yes kona@richland.edu‌, JHMU has been GREAT.  I'm so thankful that we are only 1.5-2 hours away.  I'm actually headed there next week to the Kennedy Kreiger Institute for a week of rehab!  Watch out y'all...my chatter on twitter is going to get real active next week.  Smiley Happy  Need my cheering section back again!

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Community Coach
Community Coach

Will be watching for you on Twitter!!

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Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Spoke with medical team yesterday and asked their opinion of my condition and traveling to Keystone.  They said I would need my wheelchair if I get tired and some way to get around if there’s multiple locations.  

Does anyone know if there’s a place to rent a dedicated golf cart?  

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Hi Beth,

I let my fingers do the walking (on a trackpad) and called various clinics and drugstores and medical equipment rental places in the Summit County area.  I finally found a Denver based business that will ship a scooter designed for environments like the area around Keystone.  They will deliver it to the resort and rent it to you by the week or month.  I actually didn't catch the business name but the number is 1-877-322-0101.  The woman I spoke with seemed very nice.

Hope that helps,

SD

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Hey bcrook@standrews-de.org,

I have some very good news to share!

Message about scooter for Instcon

Please DM me for more info.

Thanks,

SD

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Community Team
Community Team

bcrook@standrews-de.org

This reminds me.  One of our awesome community team members, natkinson@instructure.com‌ discovered an app the other day that lets us all compete with steps on any device that we already use!  

Check out Step and Fitness Tracker Challenges: Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin & Android and let us know if you want to do a Community InstCon challenge??  We can totally #stepsforbeth2.0

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SCOTT!!   Are you serious?!  I'm serious blown away by this community.  Each and every one of you.  I'm still awaiting approval from the other 2 of the 4 in my medical team.  And my boss.  And need to decide who will be the lucky winner of being my travel buddy/hands & feet for while I'm out there.  But I'm getting closer and closer to finalizing my decision Smiley Wink   I know what my head and heart are saying...but my stupid spine & legs act like they are important enough to offer some input.  

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That would be SO much fun!