love is a many splendoured thing
If you're looking for the movie starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, you've come to the wrong place. This is a blog by the same name started back in February of 2002. You are probably looking for the official site for the movie.*
For those of you who didn't immediately click through to the site above, I encourage you to check out the Myomusings site, and then help the cause by donating.
Inclusion-Body Myositis is not an A list disease that regularly makes it into the news, but it affects countless people across our country, and the globe, every day. Sadly, there is currently no effective treatment.
We had our second grass-roots walk this past September and managed to raise about $6000. Not a lot when compared to the funds raised by big-name disease walks, but we were very happy to beat last year's total...and there's still time for you to help out.
Donate at the official Myositis Association Page. Under "Campaign Donation" choose Dagmar Slaven - 2nd Annual Walk.
It's simple to do, and any amount is appreciated. Whether it's $10 (the price of a movie ticket) or $10 thousand. (We can dream!)
I could have plugged a lot of causes near and dear to me here, but in honor of my Mom, I've chosen the above to focus on.
The Myomusings site is her story. About dealing with a disease that is slowly taking away muscle mass, mostly in her arms and legs, and forcing her to give up everything from playing the guitar to walking. Her courage and ingenuity in the face of adversity are an inspiration, and she has a lot to offer any person suffering from a debilitating illness.
I haven't updated this blog much over the past year, but it's suddenly getting hundreds of hits. I'm not quite selfish enough to keep those to myself.
So where's the blog? (I hear the cries from the tens of you who still occasionally check.) Well, it's still here, just hidden underneath the new home page. I'll send you a link if you're really that interested in revisiting the life and times of a random person during the naughts...but honestly, the movie sharing the title put a kibbosh on any sort of regular updates.
*And of course, if you're with the movie and interested in buying the domain name from me...give me a shout over at the gmail address to the left.
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