Leaving a Legacy

Recently, I was able to watch this video about a young man named Zach http://www.upworthy.com/this-kid-just-died-what-he-left-behind-is-wondtacular-rip Zach did an awesome job leaving his legacy after finding out that the terminal cancer he had was leaving him months to live. He turned to music. What a wonderful way to say goodbye and have everyone in your world (and thanks to that video, …

Best Advice

What should one say or do to help a family who is going through difficult times? For me, this is something I do every day, as my book has been gifted to so many organizations and sold to numerous people for this purpose. My husband and I personally donate or gift money to families, but more important than money is …

Family Triumph

It was one thing for me to overcome tragedy, but my entire family needed to triumph as well. My siblings, one older brother and a younger sister, were deeply affected by my illness. My brother was troubled as a teen and my sister was being babysat by other families and did not really know what was wrong with me until …

Triumph Over Tragedy

When I was ill as a child, I really did not dwell on the fact that I might not survive. I did at times think of that but probably because of my age I did not let it work me over all the time. What I did think about is that my parents pushed me to live life to the …

Volunteer

When a disaster happens, everyone needs help. They may not think they do, but they do. Although it is nearly impossible for most of us to physically go to Oklahoma and volunteer, there are ways for everyone to be of help. We can send monetary donations through reputable organizations or get involved in food and supply drives that will be sending needed items directly …

Moore, OK

Seems as if tragedy can strike anywhere at any time and leaves no one free from the fear of it. As I sat and watched the television seeing the magnitude of the twister, I thought, is this for real?? Can this actually be happening? Although it is very far from where I live in New Jersey, I can relate to the natural order of mother …

Experiences

I have certainly been blessed with all of the doctors who have helped care for me. I feel I have been treated with the best possible care both in terms of bedside manner as well as obtaining the correct diagnosis and treatment. I have fortunately had very little discomfort in communicating with my doctors. Although I have experienced some frustration with insurance and appointment scheduling issues, the …