You may have noticed my absence recently. I was a speaker at the Neurofibromatosis Society of Ontario in Canada. Their annual meeting was this past weekend and I was honored that I was invited to speak. I met new friends, and was able to share with the group about JUST ASK and what we are doing here in the United States, as far as awareness of NF. It was a great meeting. We may have video posted soon, so stay tuned.
William, John AuCoin and I went to the Alabama Ice House last night to listen to the Flaming Hellcats. William had his Just Ask! hat on and I had my Just Ask! tshirt on when all of a sudden, I thought I heard someone say, “Ask you about what?” When I turned around I saw this young woman who seemed quite interested in me, or, more importantly my tshirt.
I told her the story about Reggie and how he had this idea to print tshirts so people would feel comfortable coming up to him and asking about his disorder and the fact that we had an actual 501c3 designation for the Just Ask! Foundation. Continue reading
Colin Hay, formerly of “Men at Work, performed at the Dosey Doe Coffee Shop at The Woodlands, TX last Saturday night, Oct. 17, 2009, and dedicated Reggie’s favorite song to him. Click here or on the big photo to hear the song. The smaller photo below was taken after he finished the song and smiled at Reggie.
Email from Colin:
Great to meet you too. I can only guess at the challenges you have to confront on a daily basis. You are a very elegant and dignified gent. It sounds like you have some very cool people around you who both love and support you which is important in anyone’s life. I have just arrived home from my tour, so I’m going to sit on my stoop and have myself a little tea.
Say hi to your mama for me.
This is Reggie writing now. Here is a link to the video my friends, Matt and William, put together to the above song. I love it!!!
What can I say? Last night was the time of my life. We went to see Colin Hay, of “Men at Work,” at the Dosey Doe in the Woodlands. Thanks to my friend, Matt Jones, for talking the time and effort to make this meeting happen. For someone as famous as Colin to take the time to meet and talk to me, was the best thing that ever happened to me. And for him to mention my name before he sang my favorite song, “Waiting for my real life to begin,”was incredible. What more can anyone ask for. Colin talked to me for a long peroid of time. And he made me feel like I’ve known him for years. His new hit “California” is terrific! I know I’m going to support Collin Hay as he is supporting JUST ASK! by wearing my shirt to help spread awareness for nf. I hope anyone that has nf will support Collin as he is helping support nf. Buy his cd’s!
(From left to right) John Person, William Hughes, Geo Austin, Marla Hill, Clive Hill, Matt Jones, Colin Hay, Colin’s Tour Manager Ace, Reggie Bibbs, Julie Stewart, Tim Drysdale, Karen Daly, Stephen Daly, Lou Congelio.
LYRICS TO WAITING FOR MY REAL LIFE TO BEGIN – Colin Hay Continue reading
I’m here at MD ANDERSON for my yearly check up. I will be here most of the day. I went to the diagnostic center and saw all my friends. They reminded me of how they saw my brother Ronny and myself often. Just reminded me of the care Ronnie got and the care they continue to give others today. Wanted to say thank you to the Department for caring. Also to remember JUST ASK, like you did for the first time today.
We were out in Arizona to see my mom, and I had my Just Ask shirt on the day we went to Meteor Crater north of Sedona. It is 50,000 years old and 550 feet deep. A very inspiring and interesting tour. your friend, Ed Olsavicky
I met Ed years ago when he was in Houston in 1994 ttending a wedding. Ever since, Ed and I have been friends. We have kept in contact, and Ed has been a supporter of Just Ask. We just received these photos, and I proud that they are displayed there. Thank you Ed for being a great friend and a supporter. I know Lou is proud to have a cousin like you.