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My oldest daughter took this. One of the better pictures she has ever taken. She never has had an eye for pictures. My youngest, I believe is going to follow in my footsteps.

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My inspiration that you can prevail through illness. This is my oldest daughter, Karissa. She was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma when she was just 3 weeks old. They had given her less than 15% to survive, said if she did she would be slow, not walk as soon as the other kids, and would definetely never have any kids of her own. She had a beautiful baby girl. Hayleigh Grace

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My beautiful grand daughter, that I miss soooo much. Hayleigh Grace... Looks like a sister to Shirley Temple huh?!

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I'm a 40 yr. old female with a list of medical problems that would shock most. I need to lose weight, however, exercise is not much of an option. I have poly peripheral neuropathy, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and extremely poor balance. I also have 2 valves in my heart leaking. (I just found out that the left side of my heart is doing all of the work, because the right valve is so small that is can't) I also have a severe for of narcolepsy with cataplasty. Along with a long list of of other things as well. I'm having a hysterectomy and complete pelvic reconstruction due to the Ehlers-Danlos disease (its a connective tissue disorder) I'm really nervous, but I know that if I leave my faith in the Lord, then I will be just fine. I'm not ready to leave my 10 year old daughter yet, she has so much to learn about this disease because she was also diagnosed with it last month. I am on so much medication that I fell like a walking pharmacy. I woul love nothing more than to one day get rid of most of them. Thank goodness I have insurance, I could never afford them without it. I would love to lose this weight. I'm just not sure that it's going to happen. Maybe one of these days it'll happen, but for now, I just keep praying and hope for the best.

Member Since: 1/24/2008

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My goal is to lose another 40 pounds. I stuggle with the weight loss because of several health conditions that prevent me from exercising.

My Program:
Right now I'm changing my eating habits with hope that it will help some

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I am originally from Indiana. I moved to Tennessee in Aug. '03. I love it here. I just think that it is very difficult to make friends. I am disabled which makes it even harder to get out and meet people. I don't work, but I have plenty of Drs. appts. to keep me running. I would love to make some friends locally to go have lunch with and just have someone to talk to.

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I love to quilt, take pictures, read (Danielle Steele) and I expecially enjoy my toy poodle "Zoe Sapphire" I also love Bird Watching, and I enjoy every minute that I get to spend with my girls and my precious grand daughter.

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    welcome & hello Shonna
    It's good to see and meet you here at People w/ Disabilities & Handicaps. Good luck on your goal(s) and I'm here if you need help on this site. Take care and talk to you soon. Stay focused and have a positive attitude will help. I'm here to keep you encouraged and to be supportive.

    1) come in and read the posts
    2) read and join any teams that you think you like
    3) get it know the people
    4) read some articles
    5) most of all :: have fun and enjoy yourself
    You are doing great, making progress every time you come in.

    If there is anything that I can do to help, give me a holler. If I do not know the answer, I will find it. Our leaders are really great and help when you need it too. So don't hesitate to ask. That is why they are here.
    4474 days ago
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    Thank you. I have come to find that there are lots of friends here. I'm having surgery tomorrow and I'm not sure when I will be up to sitting here in front of the computer. But I will be back as soon as I can. Please say a prayer for me. I am scared to death.

    Thanks for the comment about the picture (castle) I really appreciate it.
    Do they ever have assignments on animals or wildlife. I have lots to share if so. I'm really excited about this. Thanks again for he input.
    4512 days ago
    Welcome to "sparkpeople". We seem to share two things in common: the inability to do very much exercise and the problem of making friends after a move to a new place. One thing you'll find out - you'll have oodles of friends at SparkPeople, plus lots of inspiration and support. I wish you lots of luck!


    4512 days ago
    Hi, Shonna! Welcome to the Shutterbugs! I love the path to your castle! Yes, you posted the assignment perfectly.
    4514 days ago