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“They’re used for people who have been injured during traumatic events. Most doctors or other medical personnel don’t know the purpose of an iron lung.”

We do a bit of research on the world wide web.. It said that the iron lung actually had been invented by the Germans. I didn’t believe it for a second so we googled “German iron lung with a lung.” It said that the patent holder was a German doctor named Werner Humboldt. Humboldt actually did invent the iron lung. He also invented the “breathing machine” which is the first breathing machine that used an iron lung.

So in 1933, we do a bit of research on Humboldt. On the web, another guy calls himself Dr. Manny. We actually find a Dr. Manny. I had heard about the Humboldt name. So in 1945, the man Dr. Manny is on his death bed, he remembers a name. I guess he doesn’t remember the name of his own father. If you have any information on Dr. Manny, please post it in the comment section. I’ll put the information in the post itself.

So Dr. Manny passed away in 1957, in Germany, at the age of 84. Then, in 1960, we visited his office. He had just gotten up from his hospital bed. They left him a little gift, a gift of letters. In a few brief words, he said he’s a nurse now and I am his patient. Thank you! You’ve let me be a nurse!

Another thing, the people who helped us locate the machine were German. So I’ll use some of their stuff, but please read the comments for more information.

Dr. Manny wrote this letter to a man named Victor Deutsches who died of pneumonia just before his 80th birthday. Victor died of pneumonia. A few days later, the doctor, in fact, gave his old patient CPR, when a nurse walked in, and stopped the bleeding. She said, “Hello, there is the person who wants to give you blood.”

Well, it seemed fitting for Deutsches to give Dr. Manny the gift of letters to thank him. The letter was a small gift with two letters attached which Dr. Manny wrote to this little man. It’s a bit hard to translate the English when you don’t speak German. But it’s here. He says the gift is “a small thing that brought me joy in life, to know that it was given to me before I retired and is being used for someone else.” And then he adds, “a little gift to honor you, to show that I’ll always care about you and your wife.”

So here’s the gift. A small thing that brought me joy in life, to know that it was given to me before I retired and is being used for someone else.

Here’s another part of this letter from Dr. Manny. It tells the story of his “discovery” of the iron lung. This time, it’s a little more graphic. Dr. Manny writes, “in 1928, I learned of a curious discovery of iron particles inside the mouth of an American. The man had been trapped inside a machine in 1920 for a year. In 1928, I decided to find out (no words required). I had heard people describing the process several times but I always saw the man crawling around in the machine and didn’t understand how he was alive. After many, many trips, I finally discovered the blood. I went to the doctor and asked him to give me a sample of his blood. I then placed the blood in a machine that would make the iron be brought into the machine.

After about an hour, he awoke. He had no pulse, he was dead. He had been trapped in the machine for twelve years. I asked him if he had found a way out. He said “no”. The only thing I could do then was to try and see if something would happen if I could get the machine started. I started the machine up, waited a few minutes. He seemed to struggle to get up. The machine started up.

A few minutes later, he started to talk. He was telling me about some times he had in the past. He said that he has this amazing machine. He said it was so much better than anything else. “In the past I was a nurse, a young nurse. In the past I had good jobs. I got so good at them that I could do stuff

As I discussed with a colleague ( see my post here ), there is some data to suggest that EVOO has anti-oxidants and anti-carcinogenic effects, but there is more evidence that the olive oil is important for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (see here and here ) with similar results as with tau and other protein-related diseases. The tau hypothesis is that it is in addition to high tau levels in the brain that Alzheimer’s disease begins, and that the fatty acids found in olive oil reduce this build-up of tau. It is assumed that the anti-proliferating effects of EVOO are from polyunsaturated fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), that are found in higher quantities in the olive oil. There is some evidence to suggest the olive oil may act differently due to its different oil content. The one piece of evidence I’d like to highlightfrom the human brain was an animal study by Wang et al. They found that mice whose brain’s tau was reduced usingEVOO actually gained more neurons. Although more research is needed, the researchers do cite another study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=5391789 ) that suggests higher eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) levels in olive oil may reduce tau protein levels as well.

The key findings of Wang et al. were as follows:

All three compounds significantly reduced the build-up of the tau protein in neurons compared to the control, so it is a promising lead for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease as a new approach to prevent the disease. It would be interesting to examine whether the eicosapentaenoic acid and docosapentaenoic acid (DHA) levels could be further lowered and what impact, if any, this would have on the tau protein numbers. Wang et al. state that, when studying mice carrying tau proteins in their brains, using a combination of EVOO and various other treatments, their treatment(EVOO) (1) inhibited the buildup of tau protein, while (2) had no effect on tau levels in the astrocytes or oligodendrocytes.

It is important to note that although their treatments were similar in terms of their activity against tau protein levels, the effects of eicosapentaenoic acid and a supplement called CLA had no effect at all on tau in the brain or other tissues, it is interesting to note that in their experiments the mice were fed a lot of EVOO, but their brains weren’t very saturated. I can’t really draw a conclusion yet, but it seems to me that they could be dealing with either oxidative stress, protein degradation or both, and that their findings are likely related to some of these, but the current results are still preliminary, and I still think it’s really important to look into the mechanisms of action as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease.

As one aspect of their research to date, the authors tested the mice’s behavioral traits as it relates to taming the increased tau, which was pretty hard to test. In one test the participants were given a choice of either a higher tine level (where there was significantly more tau protein accumulation compared to the control). By choosing the higher level the mice were less likely to choose the tine, but they were also less likely to choose to stop when the mouse stopped taking the medication. This is where the idea that the additional levels of EPA and DHA in the EVOO could help attenuate the tangle comes into play.

Another way to investigate the behavioral response is to examine the food intake of the mice, to see if they were eating tau or tine when they were receiving the treatments. And in the past studies that have tested tate levels (e.g. http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3508846 , see the tate link in the table: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3802079 )) have also found that the mice who eat tate and/or tine (tine is an omega 3 fatty acid linked to neuroinflammation) eat less food but also more fiber. This could partially explain why it was not as beneficial as some individuals would have expected (more on that later) in their study, if they were eating regular diet.

The tate and tine levels were reduced with the treatment, while most of the mice reported that the treatment had no effect

It wasn’t until last year that Maimane was diagnosed with cancer - and she says she’s since made the decision to go to school - her son is now 6 - and she wants to start university. In an article on her blog, Maimane said she was excited to start her university studies.

“I don’t want to go back to hospital,” she said. “I want to go back to school.”

But Maimane’s husband, John, a construction engineer, isn’t ready to stop working for the family and a new website , on which she’s asking people to donate their clothes, food and other items for the Maimane’s to use in school, has already attracted more than 2,000 visitors.

It’s a story that’s made international news. In May, a young New Zealander with Leukaemia started a GoFundMe page asking for help in sending the Maimanes to school. The page garnered more than half a million viewers.

As the story gained international attention, it sparked a broader conversation about breast cancer, and the way it affects people’s ability to move on from their diagnosis, and their families and friends.

And people like Aina - and her mother and grandmother - are speaking out about their experiences with treating the worst case of disease. An online petition for Maimane now has more than 13,000 signatures, and a book - My Time On The Wrong Side - has been commissioned by the Maimanes to be published in March by the Wellcome Trust.

“They’ve raised enough money for me to go to university,” Aina Maimane said this week. “Everyone is just getting on with their life, doing what they’ve always done - they’ve decided if they’re going to fight it, they’re going to fight it hard.”

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One is, of course, the need for more “safe harbor” funds like the S&P 500. The other is the fact that funds like Vanguard’s, which put a lot of weight towards a 401(k),”which was one of the first funds to match 401(k)-type matching requirements”, tend to produce lower withdrawal rates as a whole. What I’ve found is that these two traits do tend to combine together towards the end of a retiree’s career. That, in fact, may be the point, as the fact that the need for more safe funding when you go into retirement actually decreases the odds of retirement success because more resources will not be available to make withdrawals on time. That is, if funds aren’t required to match matching 401(k)s, fewer funds will be available to match withdrawals, and there will be less “risk” of overdrafting.

The two above traits, more generally speaking, tend to combine to create some very high expected return strategies. I’m not a fan of using higher expected return strategies, in general, but the fact that funds like Vanguard’s, that put a lot of weight towards a “traditional” 401(k)”which was a big part of the success of the S&P 500,”will in effect, lower the level of risk for retirement planning,” is definitely a strategy worth considering as well.

But that’s the good news. The bad news is that all of them are “foolproof” for a specific type of retirement planner as a whole. The only “risk” that really matters here is one of timing. That is, if you have the time for these approaches, these three traits together create the “optimal” amount of matching funds for a retirement planner to have available, at what level of risk they should be on top of (or at as low as they need to be).

So, does that mean that one of these traits has to be the reason why your portfolio of stocks grows and your net worth goes into the stratosphere each year? I think not. They all help. They all contribute, in some way or another, to your individual success without any need for any combination of them.

So, yes, all of us have one of two problems in a 401(k) plan: We want to achieve some level of success with the plan so that we can retire. Or, while I am retired, I want to build my value, so that I can enjoy the rest of my life.

So how do you know what makes you successful? Well, first a quick look at the two traits I mentioned above and then we’ll look at some of the more common strategies used by successful retirement plan architects to get to those levels of success.

The first common strategy involves a combination of both of these traits. There is really no “perfect match”, or “best” way. To do well in this mix, you need to have one or more of the three traits and you should do well anyway.

So, I’ll take you back to the same question that I asked for the purpose of this article, which is, how do you establish a plan for retirement success. There are lots of different ways that you can go about building the appropriate amount of retirement wealth. (If you read this article, you are probably aware that most financial planners and retirees I know are very proud of their ability to build a comfortable retirement wealth.) Here’s a few of them:

Step 1: As soon as possible, prepare your portfolio to match your total assets. In other words, don’t invest in whatever you don’t actually need for retirement. This is an extremely low risk approach to achieving this as you can keep track of what you have on hand and it will be set aside for your retirement and its needs.

Step 2: If your assets go to about $1000, it almost certainly won’t be necessary to take any extra action, such as opening a new account, buying a product, or taking any sort of action. In fact, in the United States, even a new $1000 account can be the best investment investment for many people with just $1000 to invest.

Step 3: If, for some reason, you do have more than $1000 to invest and your assets go up dramatically over your retirement plan, you need to do something. This is usually a new account, an expensive product, or some form of action that you took before you knew you were going to reach the $1000 mark. That is, unless you have been planning to invest for the last ten years or so, this is going to be “new money”. I know that most people I know don’t just change their home equity line of credit for a new car and decide that’s all

The protein is present in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and has been linked to Alzheimer’s-like cognitive decline. Ethanol, a liquid extract from extra virgin olive oil, has been shown to inhibit the growth of Alzheimer’s-molecular plaques in the brains of lab animals. The oil is rich in tau protein, and its levels have been found to be increased by brain tumors and also in brain cells.

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As with Alzheimer’s diseases, brain tumors may take over certain parts of the brain. I don’t know what happens in the lab when you put extra virgin olive oil on brain cancer cells, but my guess is that it can kill these tumors. The olive oil also has the effect of reducing the level of tau proteins in the brain. This has been shown to reduce the ability of tau proteins to damage neurons, which may help prevent or even slow the onset of both Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s.

What’s Not To Like If The Olive Oil Works?

We love being in awe of the science behind these super foods, but, if anything, the science of olive oil was proven once before by a single olive tree in Sicily, in the 1970’s. The research was conducted by the Italian physician Giovanni Cavaliere. His theory was that exposure to higher rates of tau proteins in his Alzheimer patients caused brain tumor formation. Using an experimental technique called nuclear magnetic resonance, Cavaliere discovered that the tau protein levels in his Alzheimer patients were so high that he found they were killing the cells they were trying to protect. These findings were published in the scientific journal, Neuropathology in 1972. In the 1970’s we ate an excess of olive oil products like Olive Garden, and we developed a number of anti-brain cancers and were so desperate and hyper-exposed to high levels of tau proteins, that we got Alzheimer’s. It turns out we may have been exposed to another chemical agent that turns down tau activity. Maybe this is a lesson for us as well. I’m not a skeptic nor am I an apocalyptic optimist. I’m just a hopeful science believer that we can all learn from our scientific ancestors in Italy.

In 2013, there were 2,000 reported cases out of a population of just under 1.4 million, and a 2009 outbreak killed 10.

And, despite the current epidemic, it hasn’t happened that often, but we should be absolutely freaking out about a measles outbreak in the US. The virus is extremely contagious, there is no test that can distinguish live virus from inanimate objects, and a highly spread outbreak of the disease would mean the death of anyone who isn’t as vaccinated as they should be.

So, in terms of population size, the US today has 1.8 million persons with measles, 4 times the US population of 200,000 in 2013, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is expected to jump to 1.9 million once the outbreak is behind us. The US is about four times bigger than it was in 1900. We have 9,900 deaths and 350,000 cases of measles every year. Yet, we’re not in any states that have banned the practice, and most of the states that have banned it are on the West coast, with Idaho, Mississippi, and South Dakota as the only ones with a ban in place.

So, let’s do the numbers. According to the CDC’s statistics at the time this article was written, in 2010, 1.3 million babies were born. In 2011, 1.1 million were born, and in 2012, 1.3 million. And they’re all over America. It’s time to stop being so smug about our American health and realize that we are not immune to communicable diseases, like the common cold or measles. The last outbreak in 2000 was caused by a swine flu pandemic that reached a massive rate of spread, which killed more people than any other epidemic. Measles, with its 70 million cases and 50 percent death rate, was the main reason that global mortality rates of major infectious diseases began climbing. We should all take notice. In 2016, the risk of being infected with the flu is roughly 85 percent greater than the risk of being infected with measles. So, please, stop treating us like children. Not many of us will ever get to be an adult, so don’t judge us too harshly for not being immune to diseases we don’t have any control over. We’ve been warned, but we still listen.

The vast majority of trauma and trauma related deaths occur from blunt force trauma , most commonly by gunshot, although accidents and suicide are also common. It seems clear that the effects of exposure to repeated trauma-induced mood-altering situations are not fully visible until decades and are often hidden from medical professionals. A recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health showed the incidence of suicide attempts increased with increasing duration of exposure. The researchers reported: The mean cumulative exposure (cumulative probability) of suicide attempts at 30 years was 7.75, the increase with increasing duration of exposure was 11.73 and the increase with increased duration with less severe exposure was 10.43 for those attempting suicide at 10 or more years, and it was 9.31 for those attempting suicide at less than 10 years of exposure. I have read of other studies in the past that showed suicidal thoughts may be expressed by patients in a depressed mood and with psychotic symptoms, sometimes causing suicidal ideation. I am not certain that the long-term effects of repeated exposure are seen due to the many factors that might lead to suicide. For example, for long-term treatment, the treatment itself would be very difficult to hide, the physical healing may be very difficult to hide, mental health issues related to traumas may be very common. In addition, many people might have been exposed to these people and at times had a personal attachment to the person. At the same time, most people could not know this and would not have been able to see the effects of these traumas if they wanted to, so they might not have been aware that they were exposed to these very different levels of trauma. I’ve always suspected that some people may be exposed to a series of trauma-induced mental disorders, including traumatic brain injury, at a higher cumulative probability than they expose themselves to all of the other stressors, and it seems clear that they do not know the impact of these traumas.

How Many Trauma-Induced Mental (and Traumatic) Disorders Are There? One example of a trauma-induced mental disorder is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One study showed that among the survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack at the hands of Japanese Imperial forces, over 50% showed evidence of depression, a further 43% showed evidence of PTSD, 6% had both PTSD and depression and 2% had a mix. Traumatic brain injury is often discussed as the most common reason for PTSD symptoms. Traumatic brain injury can be viewed as a combination of multiple injury events that damage the brain, including blunt traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and blunt head injuries. There is also other trauma that can cause brain damage, most frequently from aircraft accidents.

How to Treat PTSD, In this article, I want to discuss three types of treatments that people think may be helpful, that do not always work, and are known to be somewhat questionable. I will discuss the evidence that supports the treatments and the studies that are done to validate the information, and I will discuss the information that shows some of these treatments are no safer than others, and that others may be harmful to the brain. I want to consider some of the other important questions that should be asked and answered when someone believes they have PTSD. The first question I’d ask is, “How common is PTSD and what causes this condition?” Most people who believe they have PTSD experience some of the traumas that I’ve talked about in this article. The second question is, “Why do people with PTSD sometimes “act out” after a traumatic experience?” The third question is “What are some of the causes of PTSD?” If all of these three questions are asked and answered, it may indicate the first two are very common, and the third possibly is a rare condition.

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These diseases can be deadly but for several people, flu will not kill with a simple nasal spray. To prevent being swept up in the flu you must be prepared for the “flu season” at the right age and be on the run the moment symptoms begin. After learning how to treat a cold that’s not caused by a cold, you may think you have the flu. But to a lot of others, the flu is just something they never had. The flu may cause your cough to get all of a sudden nasty and you may not be able to breathe properly. The flu can also cause an angry and irritable mood. If you can’t function properly, you are most likely not well. You won’t go through the flu season on your own. Your family may tell you to get something for you, but you don’t need it to survive. It’s always important to get checked regularly for flu, especially if you see the flu coming. When you have the flu, your body will protect itself by making antibodies. If your body is compromised, these can be passed on to other people. Not everyone has to get sick from the flu (or anything else). You just have to get a flu shot. This shot will prevent you from getting the influenza or other infections that could lead to more serious illnesses. If you get the flu, your health care provider will make you get two flu shots to avoid transmitting the diseases. If your immune system is compromised, all of this may be too much for you to handle. Do not be discouraged by mild symptoms that last a few days to a few weeks. Be patient. It’s common for people to think of symptoms like rashes or coughs as flu, but they’re not. Symptoms are usually triggered by something else and can quickly increase. For details on what symptoms to watch out for, find out on your community’s website. Some of the more common symptoms of flu were already listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website . Some of the most common symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, and a rash.

How Vaccinating Workes!

It’s important to get your flu shot in the right year. The vaccine is only effective against specific people and diseases. The most common vaccine year is 2015, 2014, and 2013. Most adults get their flu shot as children but get it again the next year as an adult. The CDC can only estimate the number of years it takes to make a person flu free. The more you get vaccinated the longer your immunity to get a flu shot goes. When you’re vaccinated, you only get an anti-viral drug, H1N1 flu vaccine, which will keep you from getting a flu shot after you get your next shot. I’m not sure why someone would want to get two of the three most popular flu vaccine for several years straight, but some people don’t want to think about. People are still spreading the virus. If you need another shot at any time you can get the yearly flu shot. There are many flu vaccines on the market now that have more protection against the virus than the vaccine do. I’ve been vaccinated several times with the seasonal flu vaccine since the second year of its use. I have been vaccinated with H1N1 vaccine since 2014 and another three times before I was pregnant with my child.

Now that you know how to prevent any form cold, flu and pneumonia you can consider having some type of “flu shots.” You can ask your doctor or nurse to get you a flu shot before your next vacation or when you go back to the same place that you stayed the first time you went. When you are away from home and traveling, your doctor or nurse or nurse assistant need not be present in your home. Sometimes having people over does not help your health, but if you have to have people over, being at home is always better. Even if you travel with others you need to have someone with you to drive you home or to get to the hospital. If you do not have the flu shot, have it the day it’s released after you have the flu shot to help it be absorbed properly. If you are not vaccinated and experience any symptoms, immediately go to the doctor and make an appointment. What Are the Side Effects of the Flu? Most people think of the flu as being a cold that stays with you for a few days or weeks. However, it’s actually the flu that is the most dangerous and dangerous. The flu is not like colds. The flu is very painful and may cause a lot of discomfort. An aching throat alone probably won’t harm you. If you want to

Scientists in New York found that in mice, low doses of vitamin E in the form of EVOO would promote the production of a protein that would clear out the tau protein. The research shows that while the antioxidant effects of EVOO can be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, it should come with a price tag. The researchers will have to continue investigating the effects of different doses of EVOO on mice, including the possibility of using the EVOO-based treatment to fight human Alzheimer’s, particularly as there have been reports of a drug called “vitamin E” that could provide the benefit in cases where no other treatment is available. The study may be seen as a contribution to the growing debate about the use of antioxidants to curb the brain damage of dementias, and how to make sure people take the right amounts of the best and best available antioxidant.

A new mouse study suggests extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has the potential for fighting the build-up of toxic tau proteins in the brain that can lead to dementia. Scientists in New York found that in mice, low doses of vitamin E in the form of EVOO would promote the production of a protein that would clear out the tau protein. The research shows that while the antioxidant effects of EVOO can be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, it should come with a price tag. The researchers will have to continue investigating the effects of different doses of EVOO on mice, including the possibility of using the EVOO-based treatment to fight human Alzheimer’s, particularly as there have been reports of a drug called “vitamin E” that could provide the benefit in cases where no other treatment is available. The study may be seen as a contribution to the growing debate about the use of antioxidants to curb the brain damage of dementias, and how to make sure people take the right amounts of the best and best available antioxidant. New York University (NYU)’s Center for Cell Biology and Neurobiology says the findings of this study suggest EVOO’s potential in treating neurodegenerative diseases - while the findings for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and several other conditions are mixed and unknown, it’s becoming increasingly clear that they are all related. The study appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience this week and follows on from a study, this past December, which suggested that EVOO works via the same mechanism as Vitamin D3. The latest research found that in both cases, what EVOO does is reduce tau protein production in the brain. In this particular case, the researchers used the EVOO-based drug cocktail in combination with another drug, an Alzheimer’s drug called AZD-1047. In both experiments, the mice had about a 20 percent drop in their tau levels. It’s not known how long the effect lasts and whether the extra vitamin E would be useful over a long-term. The research is still at an early stage, and more research is needed before researchers know how EVOO might work in the human brain to curb dementia. It is unclear, however, how the extra vitamin E could be used as it is. Currently, there are only currently about 10 pills a day for a healthy population of adults. That’s a small amount for a therapeutic agent, and that’s assuming the drug is approved for human use and you can produce the extra vitamin E. If it were found that vitamin E provided the equivalent of the entire Vitamin K-one dose for people, you might not have a problem. To reduce the chance of overdose, however, you’d have to replace the vitamin K in the supplement with the Vitamin K you get from meat and dairy products.

Dr. Kripke’s recent “Disease of the Mind” lecture, in October 2010, also highlighted the role of vitamins in the brain. As per the video source below, the lecture featured lectures delivered by:

Dr. Kripke’s recent “Disease of the Mind” lecture, in October 2010, also highlighted the role of vitamins in the brain. As per the video source below, the lecture featured lectures delivered by: Dr. Andrew Weil’s research on T3 receptor mutations in the brain.

Here are some key passages: I’ve discovered that there’s only one amino acid - and, as a consequence, three genes - that have a crucial role in the regulation of vitamin K2 metabolism. The most frequently prescribed vitamin K2 is chondroitin sulfate. But the chondroitin in our feet, our skin, and most tissues of the body can be metabolized instead of by your brain, which consumes too much of its own vitamin K2 and thus over-produces vitamin K2 receptor proteins. I was very happy that Dr. O’Neil at NYU was able to find this problem, because the brain is made up of over 80 percent fat and 20 percent sugar, not the nutrient-rich protein and glucose of the rest

I suppose Bella was too young to die of liver failure when she first received it, as she was not yet 11 when it was given.. At this point for Bella to know it was the right thing to do, it would have to be given on the 11th of January.

Bella Pacini

The day of the holiday, Bella had a good talk with her parents about putting the family name on her liver, and when her father showed up and wanted to know how she chose to do it, Bella told him she had found a donor on “Face The Nation”.

A few days ago, I went to see Bella’s family in Wisconsin, and their reaction surprised me, and I thought as I was going over my notes I might post an aboutit to share with all of you. From a mother, to a father to a grand mother, to a sister to a brother, all responded with happiness to be receiving a gift from their “little hero”. I cannot put my finger on it, but their happiness was genuine. I have said it time and time again, but it’s time for Bella to know that she has made a “hero’s list” - if you haven’t gotten to it by the time she is 20, I don’t think anyone is gonna ever care…. When I was younger and had a “hero’s list”, none of them were even close. Not my parents, or sisters, I would never give a “hero’s item” to my grand-mother , who lived a long life, her body still ticking away and waiting for the next grandchild to come along and enjoy it… she wanted one for herself…and what would be the deal with that? To give to others?

Bella was, and continues to be, my hero…so why does all of this bother me as I celebrate the occasion tonight? All for my own selfish reasons. Why should I, like many of these younger women I see at Christmas, have to sit up all night asking myself how I am going to feel now that I have been made a hero? For me, the true problem with Bella is that she’s already on my list…….. she is being paid for my kindness - my money, my time, my attention and my time… she’s a person too, and not just a product. She deserves better than to share Christmas with other people and not be recognized for being so special because I gave her this new life… we all deserve more attention, more love, more attention, and more for our time… than to sit alone being a “hero.” Even if it means having to watch an old video about someone from her days at the school I always had a lot of fun with, in high school… even if she’s the hero of my heart.. let’s not get worked up over this, she’s already made a huge difference for herself, she is only 21 and it is time for her to make more of an impact… and it is time to be thankful to be her “hero”… the last thing she deserves is to be embarrassed about being a person on a family blog.. or to see her name on the front page of Yahoo Answers with the question: “What really happened with Bella Pacini?” she just wants to be remembered for her awesome “hero” story. Thank you for reading my blog, and stay safe out there tonight!

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