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New Design for Back of Bus!

We decided to simplify the graphics on the back of the bus to make it easier for fellow road hogs to connect with us on the road, particularly our Twitter brethren. I like it a lot. Much cleaner and easier to read. We also added a photo and quote from Reggie and hashtags for our social media geeks.

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Meeting Kevin Nealon in Houston

Some friendsand and I went to see Kevin Nealon at the Improv last night. Click on the link, valt then photo. Check out the photos on his website, as well as the photos of my facebook, and flickr page.  I met Kevin a fews years ago in California, when visting my friend Scott. That is how I met Kevin. I’ve been friends with Kevin 3 years after that day. Kevin contact me to say he would be in Houston, and he would like for me to come see him. We did, and he really made me happy, as he did the same for my friends.

This is what Kevin did for me.  He wore my just ask shirt on stage. He gave me free tickets. He talk to me after the show, Was not in a rush to leave. He posed for photos with me. He collect lots of doodles for National Doodle Day.

Joan Rivers, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Jon Lovitz, Valerie Bertinelli, Garry Shandling, Roseanne Barr, and of course Kevin Nealon.   And Kevin gave me this medallion. It was given to him by Brad Paisley. It reads Expect Great Things.  Kevin really made me happy, and Im thinkful for what he is doing for all of us that are affect by NF.

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The Tarrant County College Speaking Engagement was a TREMENDOUS Success!

Last week, I had speaking engagements in Dallas and Forth Worth, Texas, thanks to my old friend Bob Hopkins, who I met when he was Executive Director of The Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation.  Bob Hopkins  is now teaching for Tarrant County College.

Before I go any further,  I want to thank every student for taking the time to come hear me speak.  It would have not been a success without their involvement. Thank you all, for your time and kindness.

At Eastfield College, my friend Patrick O’Dooley emceed the event in front of 50 students.  He stood beside me during Q and A, he and I fielding questions that the students had.

I met Patrick during one of his  motivational classes  a few years ago. Patrick was one of the first people I have met who was instrumental in making me feel good about myself and making every day a TREMENDOUS day!  I’m thankful Patrick was there for me!

In attendance at the speaking engagements were two professors of Sociology and Environmental Sciences, from Collin College.  I spoke UP CLOSE and PERSONAL.  The  President of Tarrant County South College, addressed the students and stayed for my speech there.

By my sixth speech in two days,  I’m told I was a pro and that my speaking abilities were great. Bob said I had every class in the palm of my hands!: > )  Bob said he was proud of  me.  That’s a tremendous compliment coming from someone who speaks as well as Bob Hopkins.

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Gotta Love Deborah and OfficeMax

I went to OfficeMax for office supplies today.  As Lou and I shopped, Deborah asked if we needed help with anything. She helped with finding the ink for my printer.

When it was time to check out, Deborah, was there again with a big smile. I had a chance to mention Just Ask, but didn’t have any cards with me.  Deborah, was nice enough to allow us to take a photo of her.

Thank you Deborah, for your help, and for being so kind! Office Max should be very proud of you!

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Leaving on a jet plane to Vancouver, British Columbia

Today, Steve Bass (PHOTO ON LEFT) and I will be traveling to British Columbia, for the NF Canada and BCNF symposium. Steve Bass is the owner of srbservices. and  someone who has been a very good friend, is taking time from is business to help me with my travels. This a tremendous help to me when Steve can juggle things around to make things easy for me.   All of this at his own expense, to help a friend, and the Just Ask Campaign.

The Symposium promises to be exciting. Looking forward to seeing my good friend Dr. Riccardi!  Yes, he will be there, and I will have a tough act to follow. I have to speak after Dr.Riccardi (PHOTO TO THE RIGHT).  Not too worried about it. He refers to me as the secret weapon for nf.  Wow, that means a lot coming from someone like Dr. Riccardi.  Stay tuned as we hope to send photos as we get them.

I need to bring Dr. Riccardi a new gold Just Ask! shirt. It would look great with his tan! I mean just look how good it looks on me!!!