Tag Archives: Advocacy

The bathroom floor imprinted on my face

Yes, on my face. Couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Or so I thought. Right there on a break from my class, Dan was helping me to pivot in the Anspach Hall bathroom and SMACK! Profanity! Profanity! Profanity! And Tears … tears … tears. And that wasn’t just me. I heard profanity and tears…Continue Reading

"Look Who's Talking"

The following article appeared in the Morning Sun on Thursday, Oct. 14. It didn’t appear in the online version of the paper, so we’re reprinting it here. We look forward to sharing our stories to benefit the Mt. Pleasant Community Foundation Women’s Initiative—which provides for the needs of women and girls in Isabella County—through its annual…Continue Reading

Awesome advocacy experiences

Jennifer and I, along with her care coordinator Rochel Genge, R.N. and others from Region VII Area Agency on Aging, interacted with many elected state officials at the third annual Older Michiganians Day in Lansing on June 10. We even have photographic proof that we advocated for the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver Program through impromptu…Continue Reading

Were they really talking about us?

After presenting eight of the 10 awards, Matt “Mojo” Lersch paused to ask officials for direction before moving onto the ninth. The master of ceremonies at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Celebration of Volunteers and Top Fundraisers in Livonia showed the crowd of nearly 200 people the specific directions…Continue Reading

Where we've been and where we're going to be

OK, so it’s been several weeks since we’ve checked in with you. Hmmm… Let’s see. Guess we’ve been busy: • Settling into a routine with our CMU graduate class, “The Legal Search for Social Justice” • Volunteering at our church – Immanuel Lutheran Church – with Jennifer serving as a Vacation Bible School teacher and…Continue Reading