Justine’s Caring Words

I wanted to write a book and finish it. I did that. I wanted to show how an illness affects the whole family. I finished my part. Justine Madonna wrote the foreword. (Justine is Andrew’s wife, Teddy’s mom, my daughter-in-law.). “In-law” isn’t the best word to describe a person that has given me the love… Continue reading Justine’s Caring Words

Sunrises and Sunsets

In January 2015, I didn’t see the sunrise or sunset, not even in my dreams. That’s why I like this painting. It’s a reminder that the sun will set and come back again. My theme song is and always has been “Here Comes the Sun.” Ed Good illustrated my book. A few other paintings can… Continue reading Sunrises and Sunsets

Writing a Book About a Stroke

The medical word, “stroke” is weighty. Hearing that someone has had a stroke is scary. I am not the only person who has had a stroke. My family is not the only family who faced this challenge. “Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or… Continue reading Writing a Book About a Stroke

Interview with Jerry Trumpka

my co-chair of the Sandra Sagear Wall of Courage, filmed by John Madonna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyL5Tc_pYfA&t=25s For the last two years, the word “polio” has been a part of the discussion on Covid and Vaccines. Sandy Sagear and Jerry Trumpka, born in 1950, both contracted polio before the age of 2. Sandy and Jerry are a part… Continue reading Interview with Jerry Trumpka