Tuesday, August 28, 2007



Hope you're well!
I have been asked by many, "what does it feel like to have my challenge". Physically. I will think about that. And share my answer tomorrow. I want to paint a picture for you. Meanwhile here is something I received via email-and it's so TRUE!
I will no longer worry about yesterday.It is in the past and the past will never change.Only I can change by choosing to do so. I will no longer worry about tomorrow.Tomorrow will always be there,waiting for me to make the most of it.But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today. I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.This capable person looking back at me is someone I enjoy spending time with and someone I would like to get to know better. I will cherish each moment of my life.I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share this gift with others.I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others. I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.I will face challenges with courage and determination.I will overcome what barriers there may be which hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement. I will take life one day at a time,one step at a time.Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image,my desire to succeed or my capacity to love. I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.Regardless of what has gone before,I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future. I will open my mind and my heart.I will welcome new experiences.I will meet new people.I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else:perfection does not exist in an imperfect world.But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles. I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do things that make me happy. . .admire the beautiful wonders of nature,listen to my favorite music,pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures. I will learn something new;I will try something different;I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be. ..... and every day.

by Penny White, copyright 1990

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hey There

Sorry for the gap in writing-I was busy! Which is good because when I have time to think about the future-well you know this is day to day--not a look in the future kind of thing!

I have been referred to the Gaylord Rehab in wallingford! It is the best for Neuro rehab-PT- OT and Speech-which I will be participating in what I like to call the "neuro decathlon"! I am excited because it is one on one-and for me that is great because I am relatively healthy so I need an aggressive regiment and that's what the neuro decathlon(ot,pt and speech) is!

My organic diet is getting better everyday-I heard from a friend in florida about some great choices of food in the organic slice of life-thank you for that!-I love the ezekiel bread!

Thanks for all the emails!
"one's character is formed in the face of ADVERSITY"


Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Hey All,

Hope you are well!
I am doing good and staying positive. I received this quote from a friend and it sums up my drive to beat my challenge!
"People are driven by FEAR or by KNOWLEDGE"-in my case it is both!

I recently visited a nutritionist and converted about 80% of my diet to organic. And I have to swear off sugar-which is proving very difficult. They have organic pop tarts! Who knew! They are good!

I am hoping that it will do something good because some of the food is really bland!

Talk soon,

Thursday, August 9, 2007

From a Friend

This sums up my life right now!

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited
He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him.
Every day he scanned
the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted, he
eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself
from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut
flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened,
everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He
out, "God! How could you do this to me?"

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the
island! It had come to rescue him! "How did you know I was here?" asked the
weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

The Moral of This Story: It's easy to get discouraged when things are going
but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in
midst of our pain and suffering.
Remember that the
next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be
smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.

P.S. You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know who
as if their hut is on fire today.

Hey There

Recieved this last night-thought I would share it-Have a good one!

----The most beautiful rainbow

As we grow older, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


This is great! I know Betty and her daughter Veronica. They are truly amazing and Betty gained a tremendous amount of function back in her body-watch this!!


Make it a great day,

Article-great news!!

China Stem Cell News Menu Title: ‘Returning the Kindness”

He was treated by the Beike Biotech Company-same as me

This is a great article and it shows that stem cells do work and the good old USA should recognize this and get off there ASS!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Quote of the Day

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly".

The moment your fear of not trying overrides your fear of failure -- in that one spectacular moment--the pathway to success is cleared of all debris and you take the first steps toward a magnificent future. Never let fear stop you when it can just as easily push you forward.

Robert F. Kennedy, former US Attorney General

I am well! Hope you are too!

Friday, August 3, 2007

This an article that brings hope

Stem Cell Therapy Rescues Motor Neurons in ALS Model

MADISON, WI -- In a study that demonstrates the promise of cell-based therapies for diseases that have proved intractable to modern medicine, a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shown it is possible to rescue the dying neurons characteristic of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neuromuscular disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
The new work, conducted in a rat model and reported in the online, open-access journal from the Public Library of Science, PLoS ONE, shows that stem cells engineered to secrete a key growth factor can protect the motor neurons that waste away as a result of ALS. An important caveat, however, is that while the motor neurons within the spinal cord are protected by the growth factor, their ability to maintain connections with the muscles they control was not observed.

"At the early stages of disease, we saw almost 100 percent protection of motor neurons," explains Clive Svendsen, a neuroscientist who, with colleague Masatoshi Suzuki, led the study at UW-Madison's Waisman Center. "But when we looked at the function of these animals, we saw no improvement. The muscles aren't responding."

At present, there are no effective treatments for ALS in the US, which afflicts roughly 40,000 people in the United States and which is almost always fatal within two to three years of diagnosis. Patients gradually experience progressive muscle weakness and paralysis as the motor neurons that control muscles are destroyed by the disease. The cause of ALS is unknown.

Thought and response

I am posting this in response to people that think accepting this challenge is simply giving up! There is a huge difference in accepting my challenge and living, then simply rolling over and dying. The odds are not in my favor at all but I like it that way-it keeps me on my toes! I recently wrote an email to someone that read:

Thu, 2 Aug 2007 08:00:55 -0700 (PDT)
"i am hanging in-positive I am going to beat this! and beat it good"!!!!

let me know,

It's hoping that keeps me going and the words of support I receive on a daily basis.

"Living with ALS

Meeting the Challenge
Acceptance of ALS does not mean giving up. It should be the first step in making the most of your life with ALS. There is much that can be done to help you live a productive and enjoyable life. Be positive but do not trivialize the situation. It isn't helpful to pretend that everything will be fine or that ALS is not a very serious condition. On the other hand, there is no need to dwell on the negative aspects of the disease. Five percent of people with ALS live more than five years and nearly 2% live ten years or more. You could be one of those people. And thankfully, neurological research is moving steadily ahead, and now a breakthrough has occurred ---OECs- translation which makes a lot of miracles. These facts give hope and hope is a crucial part of life. Achieving a balance between hope and realism is difficult at times, but something we all must learn to do".

Take care,
"The fearful are the failing"