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My Name Is Stephen
submitted July 22, 2003

Dear Editor

 My name is Stephen and I am a fifty one year old male who has been diagnosed as suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

In 1991 I was diagnosed with this debilitating disability and the specialist informed me that he strongly suspected that I had been suffering from this since the early 1980's.   Also that  when he started to examine me he had thought that I had suffered from a stroke because I was showing all the signs by being affected all down my right hand side with no apparent problems to the left, but this was ruled out by the brain scan that I had been given.

Since that time my body has been slowly degenerating to the degree that I am at now.   I am wheelchair bound and have been for the last three and half years. my right hand, arm and shoulder is just useless 'dead meat' as I have no strength or even control over it and my right leg is shorter and far weaker than my left due to the fact that the muscles there have shrunken so much due to lack of use of my legs.

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Angels By Your Side

Submitted July 5 by: Willene, Georgia

May you always have Angels by your side
Watching out for you in all things you do
Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days
Finding ways for your dreams to come true.

May you always have Angels by your side
Someone there to catch you when you fall
Encouraging your dreams, inspiring your happiness
Holding your hand and helping you through it all.

May you always have Angels by your side
May they give you the gifts that never end
And dreams and hopes to keep you warm
And someone to love and be a dear friend.


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