Recently, I wrote a wrap-up article about CCA Kids media activities during Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness month. The folks at Face Equality International posted my words on their blog. It came out well. Check out what we did to raise awareness during July. A look back on Craniofacial Awareness Month And don’t forget, every… Continue reading I’ve Gone International!
Help me raise funds for CCA Kids by clicking here. I am turning 40 this year! Please celebrate with me by helping others as we widen the circle of acceptance for people born with facial differences. I was the only student in my nursery school, elementary school, and junior high with a bilateral cleft lip… Continue reading Big Birthday Fundraiser Helps Save Kids Lives
Many writers, creatives, and journalists like to look back on their year of work and reflect back on its impact. Below are the top seven blog posts grouped by category. I am so blessed to be able to tell other people’s stories, to bring them out of the shadows and into the sunlight for… Continue reading Best Writing of 2018
I barely got out of September unscathed. I say barely because I am up at 6:05AM with inflamed sinuses and tinnitus that could rival the warning tone on many home alarm systems. Thank God for white noise. I’d like to get my jaw fixed, which is causing all this nonsense, but some sadistic being in… Continue reading My September Grind & Jaw Surgery Update
I’m the proud owner of a hearing aid. I finally bit the bullet and bought one. I like it very much. My hearing continued to decrease, while my tinnitus decided to increase. I was left with no other choice. I had more than enough close calls walking across the street, or with people coming up… Continue reading I Got A Hearing Aid
I took another deep dive into my old files. Files that were on floppy disks that I moved to cloud storage thanks to an\ computer that I found with a disk drive a few years ago. I find something new every time I open up these document files with multiples pieces that sit layer upon layer on… Continue reading Perspective and Paths From the Late ’90s
Since December 2016, I have been battling right ear and jaw degeneration. My hearing has decreased slowly but surely over the last 8 months. The unwelcome addition of tinnitus began in May 2017. I saw over seven Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors, and a multitude of other specialists since the onset of this latest debacle,… Continue reading Help Me Thank A Great Doctor