That is such great news. I am so happy that you and Pauline will be attending together. How exciting!
Last Friday, I had lunch with Sheila Harrison. She is from Elmira, NY, which is about an hour away, and we have communicated often. She is an activist, working on the issue of Vietnam Veterans and CC. She speaks to groups all over, warning them of the dangers of parasites in the water supply that was encountered in Asian countries, and works to help people who are applying for both veteran benefits, and survivor benefits obtain them. I gave her a stack of CC pamplets to distribute at these meetings and such she goes to, and your card, which was in the envelope, should she need more. i feel good about her having them - she will be able to accomplish much good with them, I believe. She lost her husband 3 years ago to CC, and he was a Vietnam veteran. She fought to receive her survivor benefits, in order that the governments role in this disease in the case of veteran's be acknowledged, and she was very helpful when I applied, also. She is a lovely woman, and I hope to meet with her again. Darla has also communicated with her.
I do feel that we are making progress in making our CC story known outside of our little circle, thanks in large part to people like you. I am so thankful that we have the foundation and for all the hours that has been poured into its' success.