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KristieinStMarysGA 04-22-2005 06:12 PM

Dear Hank.....

I just wanted to take this time a say "THANK YOU" to you for all you do.

I read pretty much all of you replies/posts, and find you to be such an inspiration. Even though I have had my VM since birth like everyone else who has them, I haven't dealt with it until really the last 5 or 6 years and even then didn't know what I was dealing with.

So I want to thank you for all the information you have shared with this group and all the advice you have given. I know we all appreciate it.



hankbartenbach 04-22-2005 11:39 PM

Re: Dear Hank.....

Your welcome. The only way I can put this is, helping others is one of the reasons God put me on this world. I talk to allot of people online, and have helped and reached out to more then the couple thousand people.

People find the reason they where ment to be at different stages of their lives. I found out mine when I was a teenager, and have been running with it since.

I can only imagin what kind of response myself and the support groups I am on when TLC airs. I am thinking about making a webpage like Geoff Ritchie did, but I have to get my medical and job issues taken care of first.
Geoff says everytime his show airs he gets five to ten emails by the next day.

Are you going to the CA confrence in Oct? I am planning on it, but you never know what might comes up.

If you think about it Kristie we are alike, we both have a form of a VB, and we are both here to help others.
So thank you Kristie as well.

All I do is give my opinion on what has worked for me. I am no doctor and never will be, but the really said part is I have a tendency to educate doctors in my condition at my cost. When you go to a doctors office and he/she learns more there then you do there is something wrong with that picture.

If I am still in CO in June I am going to do some speaking in Denver at a couple of schools. Depends on my medical condition when the time comes I guess.

Thanks again,


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