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Vivienne

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Review for Its Just Benign Inc, Edison, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2006, when my 2 daughters were in the first and third grades, I suffered a seizure that led to the discovery of a "benign" meningioma that was so large it required immediate removal. Long story short, I woke up from surgery paralyzed from the left hip down, have no genital sensation, and am incontinent. To sweeten the pot, my husband decided it was all too much for him and split 2 weeks after I got home from the hospital. My girls, and I are scarred yet amazingly strong at the same time. They are teenagers now, and despite my physical deficits I have won full custody(after he put me thru a partisan custody evaluation). Poor as we are financially, my daughters and I have never been richer in spirit , love, and compassionate connection.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've met so many wonderful people thru Judy Zocchi, Dr. Raval, Nancy Conliffe, and my new and old friend Lauren Roselle. So glad to see you again Lauren...I believe you are an angel sent to me for a reason.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to volunteer my help as an art instructor during foundation meetings as well as Surf Taco events. These kids are so special and I am so blessed to be able to contribute in any way possible to Judy's cause.

Role:  Volunteer & I learned how to compensate for my loss of income by no feeling sorry for myself and just pushing ahead for the sake of my kids. I work two jobs now while trying to get the girls to school and also make sure that they are safe after school. It's no picnic.