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I was born in Anadarko Okla. during WWII. Shortly after the war ended and my Dad came home from Germany, we moved to Amarillo, Texas. Since then I have married twice and given birth to three beautiful daughters. I started writing poems at a very early age and have continued. I have lived in a lot of states, but somehow, someway I ended up living and working for Boeing in Seattle, Wash. While there I acquired on the job writing skills and also some writing courses.
After working for Boeing for over 15 years my husband and I retired early and moved to New Mexico. Here, at last, I can let my imagination run wild. My only problem is trying to keep to one task at a time. I am so use to multi tasking that I still find myself trying to do five things at once.
On a more personal note, I love the colors Burgundy, all shades of blue and lavender. I have two dogs. One of them is a white male, Maltese named Prince Amigo and the other is a female Silver Miniature Schnauzer, named Muffin. I love to cook, paint, sew, design quilts and of course write. Also, it has taken me 30 years, but I have finally become an Ordained Minister. I plan to spend most of my time in Women's Ministries. I think my life is busier now then when I was working.
Since I first sent in an article to the MS Mag. concerning my youngest daughter,(who has MS) I have found so many caring people. It has been my privilege and honor to be associated with MS Musing. Thank you for being there for so many.
Where there is a vision there is a provision.
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I can tell you about myself. I'm a retired cop from Newark, NJ, 44 years old retired because got shot. I think that caused my MS, have have it about 10 years. Married, 1 son, and my MS is alright right now. I'm trying to start Prokarin I heard good things about it,
I can't find a Dr for a script but I will. I love your site I just stumbled on it, excuse the pun. Thank You.
Lets see I am 40 yrs old married with one girl now 17 going on 20 LOL
I have one dog, his name is Zeke he is my other child.
I have rr ms and have had symptoms since age 18
I live in TX . I am a domestic Goddess! In other words I do a lot of laundry.
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I am so incredibly blessed to be, foremost and
willing pen of God's mouth, Mother
of 2 (35 & 39), bonus Mom of 2 (42 & 46),
to 2 girls (12&13) and 2 boys (16&18), and
bonus-grandmother to ten (I think!). AND! recently bonus-GREATgrandmother
to twin boys: father James, bonus daughter Theresa's son. Finally, I am "sister"
to my friends and to all I meet.
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Real name is Dawn Gallant
I was diagnosed with RRMS in June of 1999 after several years of being told I was nuts or that there was nothing wrong with me. I have done really well since the diagnosis and am currently on Avonex. I am 41, single, have two children, an 18 year old son and 15 year old daughter. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and am currently pursuing a Masters in Native American Studies (I am Cherokee/Choctaw and Italian, what a combination!) and 19th Century US History. I work full time in the insurance industry; I am a writer and poet; I love to read and I enjoy people, especially my MS friends. I live one day at a time and do whatever it takes to keep smiling and laughing.
I was born In Washington D.C in 1970, the youngest of 4.Much of my life was spent in Clarksville, Tn. After graduating I moved to Europe and spent almost 3 years there, but returned to the US to attend the University of Memphis. I spent a year there with English as my Major. I then moved to Nashville for a few years, then Franklin where I was diagnosed. I spent 7 years there, and am now back in Nashville.
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I was born in Chicago in 1940. When I was 12 years old there where 4 of us in the family, my sister who is a year younger than me and two brothers 10 and 12 years younger. My sister is a medical illustrator, the next brother is an engineer/attorney. My younger brother was a jazz pianist and developed 21 new orchid varieties naming one for our mother. Unfortunately he died four years ago.
I will accept a disability retirement on June 30, 2003. But I will keep working by consulting with several nursing homes and supervising a student, who is using art therapy.
My son whom I mentioned in the paper (July 2003 issue) is 38 years old and is an attorney working for IBM. My daughter has a bachelors degree in special education. She put a hold on that career and selected another, raising my two grandchildren ages 3 and 1. She plans on running in the Chicago Marathon year.
My wife directs the special education department of a local school district.
She had two children and an older step child when we married. The older child is now 35 with two more grandchildren aged 3 and 7. Her 24 year old daughter is a graduate of Kentucky University and was just promoted to office manager of a branch of a large bank in our community. Her 21 year old son is an a senior college student who will probably graduate next year with high honors.
BIO: I was born in Ballyboghill Ireland in 1941. I was brought to the states at the age of 11 and was raised in southern California. My father was a career Navy man. I joined the US Air Force in 1959 and was stationed in Tenn for a short time then France and Vietnam, where I flew a helicopter. I was a Police officer and have a BA in criminal Justice. I am married (38 yrs) have two children and two grand kiddies. I am considered to be a halfway decent poet and storywriter in some circles. I was DX’d with MS 5 yrs ago. And am on disability, Wife (herself) works for Dial corp ( the soap) and plans on retiring in an other year. We are considering moving then to Tenn or Alabama.
We travel in our small motorhome and are owned by a Jack Russell mixed, named Murry. We now reside near Aurora Illinois. For more information you will have to read my stories.
I just feel I should maybe tell you a bit more about my self.....I have had ms symptoms since my teens...I am 42 now, I was diagnosed at the age of 34.... I didn't cope at all well to start with, practically gave up on living...but with the help of my husband Tony and my 3 kids....Emma 21, Christopher 19, and my little one Samantha-Rosemary-Claire 11 yrs I got through....and of course my online buddies who helped me learn and cope with all the things ms throws at us...... I am also very lucky to be employed at school as a dinner time playground assistant ( dinner lady ) lol, and that also keeps me young at heart as you can imagine being surrounded by 200 lively kids ....also the head master knows about my ms and is prepared to make allowances for my condition regarding days out..( should I get bad ms days )....
Nickname Oprah, from Indiana. hobbies-reading,t.v. watching, crocheting when able, Christian Music, movies.
firstname.lastname@example.org is my e-mail. Real Name Anna
I'm a married lady of 46 years & Oprah is my favorite talk show host. Also a mother & grandmother. M.S. is in remission now, but has reared its ugly head several times .