Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thanks to the DE MS Society, and Bianca

Yesterday, I received a "Friends of the MS Society" award at the Delaware NMSS Bernice Schacter Research Symposium and Annual Conference for my contributions to the Delaware Chapter this past year.

I wish I had a copy of the write-up because it almost brought me to tears. But I think it included efforts to increase awareness (a nice News Journal article and a TV interview with Brian Taff (6ABC) and Holly Maddams (DE NMSS who had to remind me to breathe while the camera was rolling), raise money through the Wheeler's Wobblers walk team (third highest fundraising team in the state this year), and support other people with MS through the Delaware Area on-line chat room. Okay, I was busy this year.

I was so honored to receive this, and especially honored that Bianca Fraser-Johnson both nominated me and presented it to me. Bianca is a woman that I admire for her enthusiasm and contributions to the Delaware Chapter. She is a true leader with a wonderful personality.

After the presentations, another award recipient, my Delaware House Representative Earl Jacques, approached me because he wants to join the Wheeler's Wobblers team next year.  Looks like next year might be busy, too.

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3 comments:

  1. Congratulations Joan! You were very busy last year! It is always nice to know that your efforts were appreciated! I know that this year will, hopefully , be quieter for you, but your efforts will continue to impact others! Love & Blessings...Susie

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  2. Congratulations! You really deserve this. You're an inspiration!

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