Posts Tagged ‘T-shirt’

Another CHD T-shirt!

July 4, 2010

I recently found another great t-shirt with a hidden Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) message from Graphitti Designs. You may remember the t-shirt that I already own, Kryptonian at Heart (the shirt that received quite the reception at a gathering of CHD Survivors in Washington, DC). And now I find this shirt on their website:

Catwoman: Scratched

Yes, I bought it! Hopefully it will be here before my Houston trip at the end of the month.

If you want one, clicking the image will take you to the Graphitti Designs website. The website is a little disorganized, so the best way to find it is to just type Scratched into the search box.

But now I am wondering – are these two shirts just happy coincidences, or is someone at Graphitti Designs running a Congenital Heart Defect awareness campaign? I would like to think that someone over there is on our side!

Heart of Steel

March 17, 2010

My brother used to be a Manager for a major movie theater company, so I have a few movie posters. A lot of movie posters are produced; the average movie generates several different versions. There’s one for a movie that is coming soon, one for when the movie is actually in the theater, and sometimes there’s even a new poster produced for the last few weeks of the run, especially when the box office receipts are close to breaking a record. And then there is the “teaser” poster.

The teaser poster is the first poster to be hung – the movie may be 6 months from its opening, it’s not even COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU yet. I have a teaser poster that has… nothing. Just a blue sky and white clouds. And at the bottom of the poster is one line:

On June 18th, you will believe that a man can fly.

You may have guessed by now – this is the teaser poster for Superman: The Movie. Superman featured new technology that made the flying harness disappear: The camera was filtered to not pick up a certain color, and of course, the harness and wires were all that color. It’s old hat now, but in 1978 it was a new special effect and when Christopher Reeve tore open his shirt and then leaped into the sky, audiences gasped.

So what’s this got to do with the heart? Friend and fellow Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) member Jason was at a Comic Convention and saw this shirt:

Kryptonian at Heart T-Shirt

If you can’t tell, Superman’s S shield is where the heart should be. Jason went crazy for this shirt, explaining to the people in charge of the table just what a shirt like this would mean to someone fighting a Congenital Heart Defect. They literally began to cry and gave Jason the shirt.

I’ve got a bad case of STEVE WANT, and I’m going to get one. If you want one too, click on the T-shirt, then click on the DC Comics link in the lower left corner. Once the DC Comics shirts page comes up, page down to the Kryptonian at Heart T-Shirt link. Click it! (It’s very close to the bottom of the list) Or better yet, call them at 1-800-699-0115 and order one… and tell them that it is for a real superhero!

Because isn’t your favorite Cardiac Kid or Heart Warrior just as strong as the Man of Steel?

Clothing makes the Man!

August 5, 2008

A big THANK YOU to my cousin, who sent me a several T-shirts as an early birthday present. The shirt on the left is my new Adult Congenital Heart Association “South Carolina Chapter” T-shirt. As far as I know, the South Carolina Chapter of the ACHA has one member… me! Obviously, we’re recruiting new members. All the current chapter members get along really well, but it is very difficult to delegate authority!

The ACHA shirt was born out of my desire to find the shirt on the right, a RED South Carolina shirt. At the small museum I used to work at, we sold a T-shirt that looks like the South Carolina State Flag — a white Palmetto tree and Crescent Moon on a Royal Blue background. We occasionally wore this shirt as part of our uniform, and while I loved the shirt, I hated having to wear it.

A blue shirt doesn’t look good on someone who is Cyanotic… all it does is enhance the slightly bluish hue you already have. When I put on my blue South Carolina shirt, it made me appear to be more ill than I actually am. So I began to look for the tree and moon on a red background. Shirts with a red hue tend to diminish a Cyanotic appearance.

Before you start scratching your head and wondering if I have lost my mind, the red SC flag is an actual historical flag, used by The Citadel. Although you think there would be red T-shirts all over Charleston, SC (The home of The Citadel) there doesn’t seem to be any. But my cousin, who is co-owner of Westside T-shirt in Gainesville, Florida, was kind enough to make me both an ACHA shirt and the Red Flag shirt! Once again, Denise… THANKS!