Ok, here’s the news that you have all been waiting to hear. I’m not sure if you have noticed but some of my postings have mentioned that I have been using my phone to post on Facebook.
Well, not any more! Because of a dear friend in Canada, I now have my very own, high-speed Internet service!
Here’s what happened:
After the airing of “My Brand New Face!” on the Discovery Channel, Kevin from Canada (who wishes to remain anonymous), saw the program, wrote me a nice message, and we became friends! I guess Kevin was super bored one day and started looking at all of my web accounts including my Just Ask! Foundation website at justaskfoundation.org. Continue reading
POSTED: Thursday, January 13, 2011
UPDATED: 5:41 pm CST January 13, 2011
HOUSTON — A man who inspires others despite a lifetime of suffering from a condition without a cure is this month’s Jefferson Award winner.
Reggie Bibbs was born with a genetic disorder of the nervous system called neurofibromatosis, or NF.It causes tumors to form in the body. For Reggie, it disfigured his face.Reggie’s brother Ronnie also had it. The tumors took Ronnie’s life in 2006.But from tragedy, a purpose was born.”I want more people to understand about NF. I want people to understand me, and I want to bring awareness,” Reggie said.The way to bring awareness on a large scale is on the Internet, so Reggie created a website, a Facebook page and a blog.Now, people with NF can virtually handhold each other about their trials and triumphs.
Reggie did not realize how far-reaching his message would be.”Canada, Australia, London,” he said.The message to those with NF is the same — get out. Get out of the house and give people a chance to get to know them.”I’m just like them. I still have those fears and worries they have, and I let them know that even with those fears, they still have to do it,” he said.He said he knew there would be questions, so Reggie came up with T-shirts that say “Just Ask” and made some cards explaining the disorder.And he started taking pictures with people, even famous ones.”Aaron Neville and the Neville brothers when they were in town,” Reggie said.Words of encouragement flooded in. Continue reading
Happy New Year, You may remember my post sharing the news, about being a Jefferson Award recipient. I just receive news about the airing date. The story has been taped and will air Thursday, Jan. 13th 5:00pm news.
If you are not in Houston, you can go to the news station website www.click2houston.com . The interview will be available online.