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29th of November 2018

Fully and Free

Week three post-surgery challenges me. Initial hurdles past, I feel caught between rest and forward momentum. After laying around in bed for two weeks, the time out begins to feel slothful, purposeless, and plain boring. But considering I’m only two weeks out from my ninth orthopedic surgery, I have much to celebrate. First and foremost, […]

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13th of November 2018

A Better Way

White compression socks stretch up my thighs. A blood pressure cup tightens on my left arm, causing a twinge of pain in the IV hanging off of my left hand. Obnoxious yellow socks warm my feet while a blood oxygen monitor hangs from my right middle finger. If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m writing […]

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6th of November 2018

And So It Begins

I just did it. I said, “Alexa, play Christmas music, please.” In all fairness, my first husband died 22 years ago today and a bad virus has kept me from caring for my grandson this week. Since I’ve been planning on helping with him for over five months now, keeping my distance has me a […]

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24th of October 2018

Getting Back Up

In the past month, I’ve spent more time with my grandson than in the last year. In that time, I watched him evolve from a crawler to a confident walker. While tiny in stature, only a few days after his birthday last week, he climbed down ten front porch steps, navigated my hilly, acorn-filled sidewalk and […]

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15th of October 2018

Music, Sweet Music

My heart is bursting. Not only is it my 49thbirthday, I’m sitting in my son’s high school chorus room, Susan Schreer Davis, contributing writer and Voice of Hope for all those seeking inspiration in their day-to-day lives. Follow along on social media and www.hopeflies.org. waiting to practice a two-part piano accompaniment to a beautiful song […]

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9th of October 2018

Ninth Annual Hope Flies® Catch the Cure Event Raises Critical Funds for Mitochondrial Disease Research & Patient Programs

October 2, 2018 — The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine held its ninth celebration of Hope Flies® Catch the Cure on September 21 at The Fairmont event venue in Atlanta.  Approximately 250 guests enjoyed the event, including open bars, a buffet dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles and dancing to live music by Shimmer.  The live auction […]

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8th of October 2018

October

Mito Awareness Week—or month—has now passed. October has begun, meaning the weather might actually cool here in the south. However, as much as I love football and pumpkin spice lattes, October brings mixed emotions for me. My birthday falls right before dates that coincide with memories of first husband’s decline. Since he died after a […]

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4th of September 2018

An Idea

Susan Schreer Davis, contributing writer and Voice of Hope for all those seeking inspiration in their day-to-day lives. Follow along on social media and www.hopeflies.org. Right before I closed my eyes last night, my vision split in two—with my prism glasses on. The words on my cell phone spread apart and my heart sank. When I […]

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20th of August 2018

What I Wish They Would Say

Susan Schreer Davis, contributing writer and Voice of Hope for all those seeking inspiration in their day-to-day lives. Follow along on social media and www.hopeflies.org. In a perfect world, nurse advice phone calls wouldn’t go the way mine did this week. And better yet, I wouldn’t need a nurse’s advice because pain management wouldn’t be […]

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9th of August 2018

Small Steps

Susan Schreer Davis, contributing writer and Voice of Hope for all those seeking inspiration in their day-to-day lives. Follow along on social media and www.hopeflies.org. I just called my son, “How was your first day of school?” “Fine,” my 26-year-old choral music teacher replied. The short conversation meant far more to me than him. But […]

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