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Life Is What You Make of It, So Make It Good!
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Life Is What You Make of It, So Make It Good!

 Kids now days complain that  they can't find a job.Yes the economy is rough, and yes there aren't a lot of jobs out there like it used to be, but if you look hard enough you can find one.  Don't give up. I know it has to be twice as hard for a disabled person to find job, but Randy has taught me, that where there is a will there is a way. I took typing in high school, hoping I could use it when I got into the workforce, and I have for quite a few years, but how do you teach someone to type that has Cerebral Palsy and can't use their hands to hit the keys?

Well, I found out a few years back how it works. Randy can't type with his hands, but that didn't stop him. Nope, he learned to type using a pointer on a helmet. How cool is that? He even got a job as a Data Clerk and has been with that company for about 23 years. Each morning he goes to work, puts on his helmet and types away all day long. He even does the company Newsletter. He didn't let CP get in his way. He pushed himself to move forward and be self-sufficient.

He owns his own home, has a really cool new custom built van, and even though he can't drive, he has staff, friends and family that can drive him. He knows his way around town better than I do. Half of the time he's the one telling me which way we need to go. Randy also loves to travel going to concerts. And did I mention he likes to eat? That must be why we get along so well, because we both love to eat. Randy needs help with eating, so it's usually one bite for me one bite for him. Sometimes I sneak two bites in for me while his is cooling...shhh don't tell him (just kidding).

I'm sure he already knows. Randy also likes jokes. That's where my husband Keith comes in. He is the joke teller of our family. You get those two together, and we all get to laughing so hard at times I'm afraid Randy's going to fall off his Amigo. You see, it's never a dull moment when the three of us hang out. Wwe like to go out, have fun and just enjoy life...Life is Good!

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  1. Tuffy
    Tuffy
    #1 Good job Lil Nana
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  2. Teresa Thomas
    Teresa Thomas
    Excellent job there Audrey. Loved it. Vote #2. Stop by and check my latest one out. "Where Was The Technology"? It talks about my life as a child, and the difficulties, that I had which these kids faces today with A.D.H.D.; A.D.D. and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I never had none of these as a child. However, my mother put me in special Ed. classes anyway, because, she felt, that my early development was slowly, getting in my way of learning. Therefore, she decided, that I need help. I still need help in so many ares of my own life. Now; that I am a mother of four, they have the same problems.
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Read it, great job Teresa
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  3. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    #8 Life is good.
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Yes it is!
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  4. Barby Baldwin
    I really love this column. It is heart warming to hear how great a life Randy has been able to create for himself with the help of great friends.
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    1. Lil Nana
      Lil Nana
      Thanks Barby...yes Randy is a great guy
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