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I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by Deanne at:  I am grateful and excited for this nomination. I am also surprised.  So, thank you so much Deanne for this honor.


The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)


My 7 asks are:

1. What is your favorite color?         Pink

2. What motivates you?     The need to change the medical system for children with chronic illnesses.

3. What is your favorite thing to do?    Write

4. What is your birthday number ?    Three

5. What makes you smile?    My children

6. What makes you sad?       Thinking about my son suffering before he passed away.

7. Are you annoyed or thankful that you were nominated you?    I am definitely thankful.

My 7 Questions are:

1.  Who has been your best role model?

2.  What is the desire of your heart?

3.  What was your favorite subject in school?

4.  Where would you like to visit, if you could?

5.  What is the best thing happening in your life right now?

6.  Do you have any pets?

7.  Why did you start your blog?

My nominees are:

1.  Crisisalive

2.  Victo Dolore

3.  This, that and the other thing

4.  Boeta

5.  Scattered Thoughts

6.  Marigold

7.  Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes

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In an earlier post I have written about my sweet niece Natalie and her battle with a severe type of Ehlers- Danlos.  She was diagnosed when she was born and wore a body cast for the first 6 months of her life.  She has suffered everyday of her life.  I saw recently on the Foundation’s Facebook page a quote that I thought would help anybody with a chronic illness:

“Another myth that is firmly upheld is that disabled people are dependent and non-disabled people are independent. No one is actually independent. …Each of us relies on others every day. We all rely on one another for support, resources, and to meet our needs. We are all interdependent. This interdependence is not weakness; rather, it is a part of our humanity.” (A J Withers)

This quote puts dependence and independence in a new light.  We are never completely on our own.  There is always something we need assistance with.  I hope this finds its way to someone who needs to hear it today.