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2 Aug

Where Are They Now?

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. This week we’ll be catching up with a couple of our old friends to see how they’ve been doing on their Primal journeys.

If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

real life stories stories 1 2Hi Mark,

This is Marie Bencivenga. Around two years ago you featured my husband, Nick, and me as Friday Primal Success Stories. I thought you might like an update. We have been Primal the entire time since you published our success stories, and continue to love the lifestyle. I’m writing to you now, because one year ago today I suffered a terrible accident. That accident taught me a lesson that I did not expect, and now feel like I need to share with the masses. Many people discuss how the Primal lifestyle has healed them of diseases and internal problems. I learned how being Primal healed my body when it was seriously wounded.

{Warning: Some of the images below are graphic and not for the faint of heart.}

It was a Sunday night and we had an old friend for dinner. I had pots and pans going on every burner, and I unfortunately made the mistake of placing my pot of boiled potatoes on the front burner. The potatoes had been boiling for a few minutes when I went to stab a fork in one to see if it was soft. I did not notice the pot was off center, and when I pushed down, the back of the pot flipped up, dousing my entire front with boiling water. While I immediately stripped off my clothes, it was too late. I had second and third degree boil burns on 5% of my body – the entire right half of my stomach, starting an inch or two above the belly button, all the way down to my panty line, and then also my right thigh. I’ve attached photos with descriptions – please note they are graphic.

My skin bubbled up instantly. Within 36 hours the blisters were over 1 1/2″ – 2″ high off my body. I was terrified at what was happening to my body but the thing I can never describe properly was the amount of pain I was in. Searing, constant, blinding, mind-numbing pain. I could not bend. I could not engage my abdominal muscles at all. I could not sit or walk. I was not strong enough to lift a glass full of water on my own. At that point I was admitted to the burn center at St. Francis Hospital in SF. My doctor came to the conclusion that the risk of infection was too high and that the blisters would burst on their own. They needed to scrape and clean the wounds. They did this without me using painkillers – I cannot tolerate strong medications as they make me nauseous and I hallucinate. Eventually, they found a low dose of Vicodin that I could handle without nauseousness, but I still hallucinated. I limited the use of those pain killers as much as I was able. I was wrapped in silver impregnated bandages to ward off infection, and while a hospital bed was offered to me, I chose to return home.

I was told I was lucky. That with a burn, feeling pain is a good sign – it means that the nerve endings are exposed instead of damaged. I did sustain some nerve damage on my right thigh. I was told that I can now experience a bullet wound and childbirth without fear since “this pain was worse”. I was also told to expect my body to never be the same. That I would be permanently scarred, and that while they would do what they could for scar management, that I should expect a long recovery and to carry these scars with me my whole life.

Coming home from the hospital all I could think about was my pain and my food. Sweet potatoes. Fatty fish and shrimp. I craved dark leafy greens. I wanted nothing to do with sugar or fruits. I wanted tea and cinnamon. Dairy was a daily part of my life but once I was hurt I didn’t want it very much at all. I took psyllium husk and probiotics to combat the negative side effects of the pain killer. My husband and mother provided me with the necessary 24 hour care the first two weeks of my injuries and they helped me maintain 100% Primal.

Every 3-5 days I would return to the burn center to have my wounds cleaned and redressed. Every time the doctor examined me, he was amazed at how quickly I was healing. Even with his encouragement, it took 6 weeks of laying flat on my back before my wounds were healed enough for me to re-engage my life at an extremely reduced capacity. Six months of recovery with little to no exercise followed. I could walk – slowly. I had been indoor rock climbing, biking, and hiking frequently before the accident. Despite the lack of movement and exercise I did not gain a pound during my recovery. I lost a bit of muscle definition but it quickly returned once the go ahead to exercise again was given to me by my doctors.

My doctor provided me with excellent care and thanks to his generosity I underwent a few laser procedures to minimize the scarring. I wore a compression outfit under my clothes for months to keep it from raising or twisting. My leg especially was forming bad scars – purple, splotchy, twisted scars. I maintained my Primal eating habits, kept the scars from any sun exposure, and continued treating my body to the best foods available. Once the wounds were healed fully I would rub coconut oil on the scars. My doctor again and again accredited my good dietary habits to my healing. He showed me pictures of others who had similar damage – my wounds and then scars were more advanced in the healing process.

One year later I am back to normal. The scars on my stomach are minimal – you can’t tell they are there unless you are scrutinizing my skin. At a normal distance they are unnoticeable. My scars on my leg have also lightened up considerably and while you can still see that something is there, you’d have no idea the extent of the wound that the scars originated from. I believe that as I age they will continue to diminish, possibly completely. This goes against what I was told to expect.

I fully believe being Primal before, during, and after this ordeal meant all the difference to my healing process. I was not the only one convinced either. My mother had listened to me exalt the Primal lifestyle for over a year without being convinced, but witnessing my recovery and hearing my doctor’s comments opened her mind. She has been Primal since last August and has lost 50 pounds successfully, as well as bouncing back quickly from a serious surgery of her own.

I tell everyone who’ll listen about my experience and beliefs that Primal is the way for me. I’ve maintained my weight at 120 lbs (down from 160) for over two years despite this accident and the 7 1/2 months of no exercise that went along with it. I never feel like I am missing anything in my diet and I love making all my family members and friends Primal meals and treats – and they all love eating my healthy, grain-free alternatives to traditional SAD recipes. I am so grateful to you, Mark, and all the other amazing sources of knowledge that I’ve used to make Primal work for me. I now know without any doubt that this lifestyle is in my best interest on so many fronts – I’ll be a Grokette for life.

Photos of Marie

Nick and me in 2009, before going Primal. I was 160 lbs.

Nick and me in July 2012, one week before my accident. We had been Primal since March of 2011. I was 120 lbs.

My burn blisters within 36 hours of initial contact with the boiling water.

Two days after they scraped the blisters off and cleaned my wounds. The grayish-brown is dead tissue.

The silver bandages tarnished my skin. This is one week after I was burned. It was the first time I saw myself bleeding from my injuries.

Two weeks after the incident I had substantial scabbing form. I would have to clean and peel off dead skin and scabs during my hospital sessions. Only I could tell by feel what was ready to be removed. They wanted as much scab removed as possible to keep the new skin flat and un-rippled.

Three weeks after the burn, new skin was forming. It was very thin and would split often.

One month after the burn. Much of my new skin was raw and would bleed regularly, especially on my leg where I sustained my most severe injuries.

Six weeks after my burn. My stomach wounds had closed but my leg wounds would still spilt open and bleed.

My scars today are minimal, almost invisible on my stomach.

How I look these days (with clothes on!). I am still 120 lbs.

Marie Bencivenga

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Mark,

You featured me back in January 2011 on your blog and I wanted to send you an update to my progress. Here is the original blog you posted:

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Since then I have continued to make improvements and at age 50 I have never felt better. After reading quite a bit about CrossFit type workouts on your site I joined a local CrossFit gym, CrossFit Draper (Draper, UT) in August 2012. I have enjoyed the challenges of the CrossFit workouts as well as the camaraderie experienced in that setting. It is like having a workout team and a personal trainer all rolled into one.

I have continued enjoying my long, slow hikes in the mountains about twice a week for 3 to 5 miles per outing. My favorite hike is still the steep 4.5 mile round trip to the lower falls in Bells Canyon in Sandy, UT – a 1600 foot elevation gain climb that I am doing (round trip) in about 75 minutes now (well, it seems slow…).

I continue to eat Primal with above ground veggies and grassfed/range free meats as my base and enjoy “sweets” like dark chocolate, berries and kombucha when I get a craving for something sweet.

At 50, I took on a few new challenges this year to help me continue to feel motivated. I ran the 33k Moab Red Hot in February and this past weekend (June 29th) I participated in the Utah Spartan Beast finishing the 12+ mile course in just over 3 hours (3:04) putting me 11th in the 50 to 55 year old men. I honestly joined just hoping to finish…

This past year my wife, Marilyn, has come on board 100% Primal with me which has made things great for the two of us. She is my workout partner, my hiking buddy, and my true soulmate.

Not sure what else I can add here but my sincere gratitude Mark. Your website, emails, recipes, blogs, and inspirational stories have been the foundation I have built upon during this lifestyle transformation. Thank you for all you do for me and my wife. We truly thank you, Mark.

Friends and family that haven’t seen me in a long time ask me what diet I’m doing. My simple answer is that I don’t diet…diets don’t work. I explain that you have to change who you are and now I AM PRIMAL.

All the best my primal brother!

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Randy Oveson

You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. Wow….just, WOW.

    Thanks for sharing this. Truly amazing!

    Bryan wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • Wonderful recovery from burns.
      More generally it also illustrates who women of about average height (my height) tend to look very good at about 120 pounds (the current weight). I always took 126 pounds as the most I wanted to be (in the UK was call that 9 stone (9z 14 pounds))…..

      All I need now is to get back down to there.

      EnglishRose2012 wrote on August 4th, 2013
  2. You don’t often have a good excuse to use this term but here goes… Gnarly!

    Groktimus Primal wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  3. HOLY $h%* Marie! That is crazy, you went through all that and kept your stomach definition :)

    Both great stories! Perfect motivation for going into the weekend.

    Merky wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  4. OMG, those burns. You poor thing! You look unbelievable….I can barely make out any scarring at all and I bet it does fade completely one day. Just wow!

    Jeanne wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  5. MARIE -The photos of your wounds break my heart – they brought tears to my eyes. I’m sorry you went through all that, and I’m thrilled that the time was shortened by being Primal. You look fabulous!

    RANDY – You look great! And I’m happy to hear that your wife in on board with you now.

    The best to all of you.

    W. J. Purifoy wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  6. Dear Marie! Thank God! I remember your story and reading now made me feel as though a family member was going through this tragedy and I guess in a way you really are family. Anyway, I am so happy for you and cannot imagine the dedication and pain you went through to get to the place you shared with us today. Thank-you and my family wishes the best for you! You are an inspiration!

    Patrick wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • Thanks, Patrick! The support of our Primal/Paleo community is awesome. Much love to you and your family!

      Marie Bencivenga wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  7. Marie, thanks for sharing this. As bad as this is to look at, I just can’t imagine the pain you endured, and yet now you look fantastic! Congratulations on your recovery. I am sharing your story with my family; I often remind my adult kids to keep the pot handles turned to the back, now they will see why. Best wishes!

    And Randy, great to see your results. Love it: “What diet are you doing?” I hear that too, everybody wants to “do a diet”, thinking they’ll lose weight then go back to eating what they want. They look at me like I’m from Mars when I say this is the way I plan to eat from now on.

    Sandy wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  8. Wow. Love hearing these success stories. I started paleo/primal about 2 years ago. Marks Daily Apple was key in my information and motivation. I have even gone on to start a website Healthy Food Matters dot Org to inspire others to eat whole, real foods. I outlined my success story here at http://www.healthyfoodmatters.org/2013/08/how-i-lost-34lbs-in-six-months-and.html

    Dan Garner wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  9. I am so proud of my amazing wife :) Way to go Marie!!!

    And Randy – friggin AWESOME! You look like a new dude!

    Nick wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • +100

      Joy Beer wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  10. Marie- I had a similar experience when i accidentally spilled boiling water over half my forearm- it was the most painful experience and only about a quarter of the coverage of yours- i’m so sorry for your experience and so happy that you recovered so quickly! mine took about 2 years to fully fade, perhaps if i’d been primal in all that time, it would have cut that time in half!

    and Randy- AMAZING! you look great and so so happy!

    Charlotte wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  11. The best oil for scars is pure rosehip oil. I had a 2nd degree burn on my wrist from spilling hot wax on it – completely gone.

    Monica wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  12. Your skin looks as good as new. I wonder if the solution to wrinkles, stretch marks, or loose skin is to pour boiling water on your skin. I kid.

    Phil wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  13. Marie. F’n amazing recovery. Unbelievable.Very cool about your mother.

    Randy. Way to dominate. Good work.

    BW wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • Nice catch! She’s been amazing. The rest of my family still eats a lot of SAD food but she’s put it on herself to rise above. She still has 50 lbs to go, but she’s come so far and is doing great. Hopefully she’ll feel willing to share her journey and success on here at some point, too!

      Marie Bencivenga wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  14. Thanks everyone! I was very grateful to have competent and awesome doctors providing me with their care, but I also completely believe that my body would not have healed as quickly or as completely as it has without my Primal lifestyle and real food as fuel. I’m also feeling blessed to know there is so much awesome support on MDA.

    Marie Bencivenga wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  15. Both such great transformations!

    Marie: WOW!! You look amazing and I cannot believe how that major accident looks like it never happened. I have noticed that cuts and wounds heals so much easier when I eat Primal. Food is medicine. Grok on!

    Katelyn wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  16. Marie,

    I am so moved by your story. It is a story of courage and triumph.
    Congrats to you.

    Please tell me what you eat everyday?

    andy wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • A usual day sees me eat two strips bacon, maybe an egg over easy, some avo, or some berries…I’ll eat canned tuna (caught and canned from our fisherman neighbor) or a small hunk of cheese, leftover meats or broth throughout the day…a big dinner every night. That’s when I’m hungriest and so I do 1/2 lb meat plus a lot of veggies like spinach, kale, carrots, squash, tomatoes, beets, etc, with lots of Kerrygold. I roast things, sautée, bake. I love to cook. This week I’ve made crockpot lamb shanks in green coconut curry with onion, carrot, and broccoli. The night before it was baked pesto pork ribs with mashed dill sweet potatoes and sautéed spinach,onion, and heirloom tomatoes. Before that I did a yellow coconut Kang Karee curry with shrimp as the protein. Tonight is salmon and golden beets with kale. We snack on cashew-macadamia butter, homemade jerky, seasonal fruit, raw chocolate (I made avocado chocolate mousse, cashew butter, and cacao-coconut oil ganache and froze the layers in muffin tins to make “Buster Bars” the other week)…

      Marie Bencivenga wrote on August 2nd, 2013
      • What??? This is your diet? Your husband’s a lucky, lucky man.

        Linda A. Lavid wrote on August 2nd, 2013
        • Oops. I made an assumption. If he’s the cook, you’re a very lucky woman. Grok on!

          Linda A. Lavid wrote on August 2nd, 2013
        • Haha, correct assumption! I am the lucky one!!! Although I like to think that I offer a few things in the relationship :)

          Nick wrote on August 2nd, 2013
      • Marie, what time is dinner? I’m on my way…to…uh…wherever the heck you live!! It all sounds delicious and way beyond my very rudimentary cooking skills! Lol!

        Happy you have healed and are doing well! I am a nurse and have seen a lot of wounds over the years and I still cringed at the initial thigh blisters!

        Rae

        Rae wrote on August 2nd, 2013
      • Great transformation and a fantastic recovery from done horrible wounds. I had a similar experience, but with hot fat to my leg, when I was about 7 yo, so I feel your pain.

        Care to share your lamb shank curry recipe? I just had a Malaysian one last night, which was delish and a green curry version sounds great too! :-)

        Misabi wrote on August 3rd, 2013
        • 4-6 lamb shanks
          1 can coconut milk
          I jar Thai Kitchen green curry paste
          6-8 carrots, chopped into large sections
          1 yellow onion, chopped
          Cumin, salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, allspice to taste. Add red chili pepper if you want it even hotter, but without it has a medium spiciness.

          Throw ingredient in crockpot. Cook on low 8 hours.

          Marie Bencivenga wrote on September 7th, 2013
  17. Marie, thank you for sharing your story. That is an accident that could happen to easily to any of us. I will be thinking of you when I am boiling foods on the stove and be extra careful. I had never seen what could happen with an accident like that. Way to go on keeping up with your primal living through all of that. What a great recovery you look great!!!

    Mindy Goldsberry wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  18. Marie I am just &*@#$@* blown away by your story. You are a wonderful, strong, and beautiful individual. Thank you for sharing.

    Aaron wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  19. You are amazing! Thanks for sharing your story Marie, fed your body what it has evolved to eat and bam superior results. You are way tougher than I am.

    John Snyder wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  20. Marie, your story (and the graphic before and after pictures) are incredible. I wish you and your husband the best!

    And Randy, looking awesome, man! You look like you take on the world every day. Keep it up; what an inspiration!

    Margaret B. wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  21. Wow, Marie! I can’t believe how the scars have faded! Burn pain is the worst pain I have ever experienced – and that was a tiny cooking-oil burn I got long ago. So painful I slept on my stomach with my arm hanging out of the bed immersed in a bucket of cold water.

    The power of the body to heal or not heal – how could it not be affected by what we eat? I’m glad you had good care and your body was able to heal itself so wonderfully.

    Randy – it makes all the difference in the world when a married couple can be Primal together. And my husband and I now have the second couple we have convinced to go Primal! Now we can grok our middle age with friends!

    Pure Hapa wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  22. Fantastic stories. Please keep them coming!

    Nocona wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • Yes agreed! Thanks Marie & Nick, Randy and wife!! Can’t wait to find myself a paleo partner… God Marie you look so amazing, hope you don’t mind me saying so. Love it. V encouraging, will stick to the plan. Please keep these stories coming Mark – so encouraging for the slightly slower readers to success like me!!! :P

      Anna wrote on August 7th, 2013
  23. Great stories. Marie and Randy, you are an inspiration to many. Grok on!

    James wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  24. Both are great stories! Thank you both for sharing, and congrats on your accomplishments!

    Arryn wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  25. I had a somewhat similar experience. As a result of an accident a blood vessel in my brain was broken. I was taken to ER room and then immediately for an operation in the middle of the night. The surgeon cut my skull open, repaired the blood vessel and I was sent to Intensive Care. My recovery was miraculous. It was the fastest recovery the doctors had ever seen from such an operation. I attribute the recovery to my Paleo diet and the Grace of God. Good nutrition is essential for both staying well and recovering from injury. I am moving toward 80 years of age and am now researching the scientific literature to find a method to retard and even reverse the aging process entirely. This is my current project. I have found IF to be an essential part of the program.

    Edward wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  26. WOW. Both stories have rendered me speechless. Marie and Randy, you are the inspiration I needed today.

    Julie wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  27. Wow, Marie, I am simply amazed. Awe inspiring. I have never seen anything like that and to be back to almost normal is amazing. That had to be emotionally draining.

    Doug wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • The greatest test was one of patience, not pain tolerance. And accepting that I was just going to have to stop everything going on in life and just heal. The shop I work at was in the middle of moving to a new location, family and friends had planned visits, I missed a wedding and several events I’d been looking forward to. Healing trumped all those things.

      Marie Bencivenga wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  28. Wow! These stories are awe inspiring. It is amazing what good nutrition will do for the body.

    Side comment: How is it that in one of Marie’s pictures her burn scars are on the left abdomen and thigh instead of the right? Is my brain confused?

    Mel wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • All of these photos were taken on iPhone cameras…if the front camera was used it creates a mirror image (the infamous “selfie” shot). The burns are on my right side.

      Marie Bencivenga wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • That picture is her reflection in a mirror.

      Teresa wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  29. Marie, you look fantastic and I am SO happy that you’ve healed so well! What a terrifying experience you went through!

    AustinGirl wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  30. Simply A-MAZING!

    People think this Primal stuff is a fad and all but I tell them all the time, when you give your body real nutrition, it will heal itself in amazing ways.

    Alan wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  31. Marie and her husband look great, kudos for that. Glad she recovered from her burns. I’m a firm believer that a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition help most any situation. VERY impressive that she stayed on her nutritional regimen even during this painful recovery. However … that’s about as far as I’m willing to take it in terms of a correlation between a Paleo diet and healing from burn wounds.

    George wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • P.S. Also a shout out to Randy, well done! Keep up the good work, big improvement brutha.

      George wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  32. Two amazing stories and two amazing people – most importantly they are strong inside – inspiring

    Colin wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  33. Shocking photos Marie! Must have been truly awful but your post suggests that you are handling it really well, psychologically. On a shallower note, no-ones gonna notice scars on a body like that! Scars make one more interesting and without them people will never believe the story!

    Randy – Unfortunately your post is somewhat trumped by Marie’s horrific injury, lol, but top work man! I can’t imagine how much better you must be feeling. You don’t look anywhere near 50 mate!

    Grok On both!

    PS – Looking good too Nick!

    WelshGrok wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  34. A-freaking-MAZING! I mean, seriously, I can’t believe how well you healed, and I am so glad for you that you did. That must have been hellaciously awful pain. Thanks for sharing your story and giving everyone one more reason, as if we needed one, to STAY PRIMAL! Grok on, lady.

    Tina wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  35. O.O…………….

    That is truly unbelievable

    Justin wrote on August 2nd, 2013
    • I can’t believe the extent to which Marie was able to heal in only a year!

      Vivian wrote on August 5th, 2013
  36. Awesome Marie, Isn’t cell regeneration fun!? Haha.. I think it is! Especially when I have less gray hairs and glowing skin and shiny hair. Living inside out!

    Katie C. wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  37. Marie, I’m so sorry you had to go through all of that pain! I’m so glad you healed well, though. I have gone through childbirth twice and have also burned my hand very badly. Burning my hand hurt worse than childbirth-that is for sure! I was Primal when I burned my hand (btw, it doesn’t even come close to what you experienced) and I was shocked at how quickly my body healed! You really won’t be fazed by childbirth! You look great, btw!

    Jess wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  38. Marie, I’m so sorry you experienced such an awful accident, but you’ve made an awesome recovery and you look fabulous! I also suffered a severe accident that I won’t totally recover from, but, hey, I can (and do) about 90% of what I used to be able to do after six years. @*it happens, but it’s how we deal with it that makes for a full recovery in our heads. I always tell myself, it could have been worse, so I’m very happy that it wasn’t. You are beautiful inside and out!

    Leslie wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  39. Wow, you are a great cook. I’m comin’ over…lol!

    Nocona wrote on August 2nd, 2013
  40. Marie:

    You’re so awesome! I remember your first writing. You have such a sweet face and smile. I’m so sorry for what you endured.

    Thank you SO MUCH for pointing out what a huge danger boiling water is on the stove. It was one of the first things we learned in a new parents’ safety class years ago. It’s good to have a reminder, because I’m not such a new parent anymore, and people can get a little relaxed when it comes to safety after a long time goes by and nothing bad actually happens.

    It’s also good of you to give such a great example of how being Primal can help us when we’re sick or injured. Your healing is extraordinary and I admire your strength.

    I’ve had two recoveries from surgeries that surprised me and the doctors who did them (shoulder surgery whose benefit was expected to last maybe a year and it’s lasted 3+ … and foot surgery that was WAY more successful than the surgeon ever thought possible). In short, it REALLY HELPS to be lean, strong, and clear of unnecessary toxins when we need our bodies to heal in a big way (or a small way, for that matter). We Primal folks are just better off!!

    Way to go. You’re such an inspiration and source of wisdom. Reading about you has given me a much-needed infusion of energy and happiness this afternoon. Thank you for that. Keep on keeping us posted!!

    Susan

    Susan Alexander wrote on August 2nd, 2013

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