Mom - I thought it was a bad dream.
- Nancy -
Little did I know that I would never feel "like
- Jim -
He was told for 15 years that he was imagining the pain in his back
- By Barbara J. Anderson
Jennifer - My Mom was a runner and avid exerciser.
Kay - I wish that she could see the man I have become...
Mom - ...my mom never let you know how badly she was
Consuelo - We miss something terrible but we know she is at
Pete's Mom - "We did not know at the time how serious this
- "She was the bravest person that I have ever known."
- Connie Becker,
43 - Connie passed away on November 17, 2000 in the
presence of her family.
Gennifer's mom - "As a girl in elementary school I had the
prettiest mom at parent-teacher night."
mom - "She was a great person, and she is missed badly."
21 - "I've fought with school, doctors, etc to give me a
mom Nancy - "Many of her early severe symptoms were not
visible, so she suffered the indignity of having an invisible
- Michele and
Ken - "Things progressed so fast that he just went into
complete organ failure."
mother, Velda" - "The pain that she
endured everyday effected all that loved her."
mother - "She was the strength and support for me."
McKenzie - "When he became ill, he never expressed anger
or struck out at others."
(Tabares) Mendoza - "She was a very generous, caring, and brave person who always put
others’ needs before her own."
- Georgette - "I had no
way of knowing that scleroderma would take the life of the person I treasured most in the
- Marie - "Mom being Mom, has
made it as easy as she could for us."
- Kathy's mom - "The peace of knowing she is no longer in pain does not make the loss
easier, just different."
- Cheryl - her sister, Annette -
"My sister died six years ago on a sunny Thanksgiving day."
- Virginia Santos - "We all agreed and set Mom free."
- Krystal - "I value
everything much more in life, all the wonderful little things in life. The simple
- Judi - In memory of her mom, in
hope for others.
- Kelli - Remembering her father.
- Dawn McKenzie - "My mother
was a remarkably strong and independent woman."
- Kristina Sellers - "My
mother was an incredible person."
- Ani - Her mother's story...
"I miss her so much, at times I feel like I can't breathe."
- Debbie - In her memory:she
leaves behind a gift to us in her research participation, and a lasting memory of her for
her family, her baby son.
- Gladys - "When the doctors
gave me the diagnosis, I was optimistic that Gladys would return home and lead a normal
- Ellen - One of the early story
pages, a deep loss to our community
- Kate Nance