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« on: October 11, 2010, 06:47:00 PM »

Come blow your horn and strut your stuff.  What awards have you won?  Ever win a prize?  Ever have anything published?  Ever have a story written about you?  Ever get special recognition for simply being absolutely fabulous?  Describe your claim to fame!
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 07:43:16 PM »

I was in a small plane crash once that made the news.

http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=475.msg3045#msg3045

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 07:47:58 PM »

I earned the Eagle Scout Award (and Vigil Honor) when I was a teenager.

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 07:52:33 PM »

Yeah, Rerun, I see how that would have made the paper.  My goodness...there's a life story for ya!

So Zach, what marvellous things did you do to earn such high honors?  Were you just too cute for words?
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 07:57:51 PM »

I like this thread...
Rerun....yikes!!!

Zach..... nice!!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 08:09:23 PM »

I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and got a certificate and a really cool gold key that I can put on a chain and wear as a necklace. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 08:33:06 PM »

My father and I are on a United States postage stamp.  The stamp was issued May 1968.
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 08:56:57 PM »

I was part of the LA Times story here http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=2167.0

My photography won an iPad, theater tickets and was featured on some websites.

http://www.greenwala.com/greenwala_contests/all/17-Beautiful-Earth-Contest/entries/mine/801

http://www.experiencela.com/newsletter/newsletter2010_0819.htm

http://bit.ly/9UdEBd

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010, 10:46:30 PM »

Let me think..

I was first published when I was 11, with about 10 other extremely talented kids.  We all had our stories and poems put into a book that was sold to raise money for the writing program that we were a part of.

Did that again twice for the same type of book that raised money for the IWK Children's Hospital.  Those books were full of stories and poems and drawings by kids in the hospital.

I was the first kid to go home on dialysis on PEI.  I know there were a few after me, so I was a bit of a pioneer. *G*

I was on TV a few times, mostly having to do with Organ Donor Awareness

and, not one of my favorites, I was a character witness at the murder trial of John Raynor, the man who was convicted of killing my best friend, Chrystal Beairsto.  It's kinda sad that they need character witnesses for the victim.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2010, 10:55:40 PM »

Riki, I read about Chrystal Beairsto. Whatever happened to her children? Sad story, she was so young.
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
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She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 11:01:12 PM »

Riki, I see that Raynor has finally abandoned his appeal.
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 11:14:18 PM »

Okarol, her kids were both adopted before she died.  Chrystal was really happy about that.  She gave up the oldest because she didn't think that she'd be able to give the girl a good home, and when she had the second, they just took him.  The girl was adopted by a really nice family who had just begun to allow Chrystal to see her when she died, and the boy was adopted by his paternal grandmother.  They lived in the same building, so she saw him every day.  The boy is 10 now, and he knows he's adopted and he knows who his parents are.  I haven't seen the girl since she was a year old, but from what I hear, the family takes good care of her.

Yes, Galvo. That was a huge relief.  I was afraid we'd have to go through the trial again, and I know I didn't want to do it. I"m sure I'm not the only one.  The whole family was called to the stand pretty much as character witnesses
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2010, 03:57:09 AM »

My father and I are on a United States postage stamp.  The stamp was issued May 1968.

omigod omigod!  That rocks, YLGuy!
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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2010, 08:09:23 AM »

I have no horn to blow and no stuff to strut.  Wow.  This thread makes me feel very small; I've never received an award, won a prize, been published, had a story written about me or received special recognition for being absolutely fabulous ...

*sighs and wanders over to the Worthless Corner to sit on my lonesome whilst contemplating my wasted life*

 ;D
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2010, 08:13:53 AM »

I have no horn to blow and no stuff to strut.  Wow.  This thread makes me feel very small; I've never received an award, won a prize, been published, had a story written about me or received special recognition for being absolutely fabulous ...

*sighs and wanders over to the Worthless Corner to sit on my lonesome whilst contemplating my wasted life*

 ;D

Don't feel bad poppy...  you are not alone....  i have to think if I have anything... LOL ;D
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2010, 08:27:40 AM »

Don't feel bad poppy...  you are not alone....  i have to think if I have anything... LOL ;D
*chuckles* ... Here, I've squidged over so you can join me in the Worthless Corner (unless you think of something and then I'm squidging back across so you can't sit down).

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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2010, 08:52:47 AM »

Don't feel bad poppy...  you are not alone....  i have to think if I have anything... LOL ;D
*chuckles* ... Here, I've squidged over so you can join me in the Worthless Corner (unless you think of something and then I'm squidging back across so you can't sit down).

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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2010, 10:59:04 AM »

Usually, I try to stay out of the paper, as the first thing everyone reads where I grew up is either the police report or the obits. ;D  Heck, I didn't even put engagement and wedding announcements in.  I figured my friends already knew and I didn't care if anyone else did or not.

I was valedictorian in high school, but I find that a questionable accomplishment in a class of only 18 kids!
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2010, 02:47:19 PM »

LOL@ The Worthless Corner. :rofl;

I think that deserves some recognition!   :flower;


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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2010, 03:12:45 PM »

I agree!  :thumbup;  :yahoo;  :2thumbsup;  :cheer:  :)  :bandance;
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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2010, 03:20:33 PM »

YLGuy, quite right, too!  That's just brilliant!
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"Eggs are so inadequate, don't you think?  I mean, they ought to be able to become anything, but instead you always get a chicken.  Or a duck.  Or whatever they're programmed to be.  You never get anything interesting, like regret, or the middle of last week."
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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2010, 05:05:34 PM »

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Funny word.  ;D
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
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7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2010, 05:20:20 PM »

Compared to you guys, my stories are so mundane. I have not had a postage stamp printed in my honor or been a witness at a murder trial. I was selected by Rotary to go on a Group Study Exchange to visit Japan. I have coached my state in school boy field hockey. The Queen once spoke to me (about 30 secs). Other than that, I'm just an average Jo Blo.
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2010, 08:38:41 PM »

I have a degree in Anthroplogy form Cal State San Bernardino
3 teaching credentials- California Clear, teaching severely handicapped, resource specialist.
I have had a poem published in a an anthology by Poetry.com.

I have been married to the same man for almost twenty five years!

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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2010, 11:49:36 PM »

I am going to go and squidge in the corner with Poppy!!
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