Friday, June 22, 2012

Introducing: A New Blog and Blogger

      Ordinarily new bloggers don't have an introduction by another blogger. But this time it's special so I'm proud to push a new blog.


      In Sept of 2011 my neighbor , Brenda, fell from a second story deck and suffered a spinal injury. She has been fighting back ever since. 
A special tricycle which gives more therapy and pleasure.


     Brenda has recently started a blog to publicize her condition and ask for support. I'm sure you will be impressed if you visit Brenda's blog. So go to her blog and she will describe what has happened and how she is succeeding. 


      I first met Brenda when she was a preschooler. She walked by my house everyday to elementary school. I taught her in middle school. Then I lost contact with her for a few years. About ten years ago she moved back into my neighborhood about three houses from me. I've enjoyed having Brenda as a neighbor and watching her two sons grow up. They are really neat kids. 


      So what I'd really like you to do is hop over to Brenda's blog and take a look. Any support would be most appreciated. After I visit Brenda I come away feeling much better as Brenda's great determination to get back to normal has really influenced me. 

24 comments:

  1. I stopped by with good wishes. She certainly has a tough road ahead of her but also an optimistic spirit.

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  2. Brenda is very upbeat and determined. She does admit to lots of tears which is a healthy way to handle things.

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  3. Hi Red, can you please add a link so I can find Brenda's blog, I'd love to follow her!

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    1. There's a link on the top right corner of my blog.

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  4. What an incredible story of courage and commitment! As I am able, I will contribute to her therapy - thanks for being a good neighbor, Red!

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    1. Yes when you visit her she really impresses.

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  5. Nice of you to five her support in this way!

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  6. I went over and sent her my good wishes, too, Red. I do hope she will walk again, she certainly is determined. What a sad story to have everything change in an instant like that.

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    1. She is walking a bit in her walker. At first she could not feed herself or brush her teeth,so she's come along way.

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  7. What an inspiring story. One can only admire people like Brenda. I am sure with her "True Grit" she will walk again.
    Sorry I missed putting a comment on your "summer" post. But unlike Brenda I have been bemoaning my conjunctivitis and rotten head and chest cold. I now am taking pills, left, right and centre. Seems a bit of an improvement this morning. And as I love to watch the matches live from Wimbledon, I have a feeling that will not be happening this year. Curses!
    Anyhow back to summer days in Alberta, oh so much better to see than that white stuff, whatever it is called?? ha ha.
    Please convey my best wishes to Brenda.
    Cheers
    Colin ( he who supports the paper tissue industry for unco-operative noses!)

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    1. Hope you are soon well, Colin.

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  8. Comment like that could go to my head! LOL Thanks.

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  9. Brenda looks like an amazing woman and I love her wheels. I'll go check out her blog.

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    1. She is amazing. The accident brought out the strong part in her character.

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  10. What an amazing story...things like this always puts things in perspective!

    Thanks for posting her blog, Red!


    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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    1. Perspective is certainly a very good word in this story.

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  11. inspiring...and hopeful.
    thank you for your encouragement for another human being!

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    1. You leave Brenda's house after a visist and you certainly are inspired.

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  12. there is no link here to her blog

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    1. I put a link on the top right hand corner of my blog. this will be permanent. I didn't think of including a link in the post. I will go back and put a link in the post.

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  13. Brenda would be very pleased to have a visit.

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