9/11 First Responders Excluded from Memorial Cermony

First Responders Snubbed at 10th Memorial Ceremony


When I saw this news topic I couldn’t believe it I thought it had to be a mistake, right, WRONG!!!  Even worse than being a mistake was the REASON they weren’t including the first responders was because there wasn’t enough space.  To me that’s the lamest excuse ever.  The first responders did exactly what they were trained to do without stopping to think of all possible risks/consequences they take being “FIRST RESPONDERS“.  They did their job and in the end lost 300 of their own. 

In a statement, Bloomberg spokesman Andrew Brent said “the commemoration ceremony is for the victim families”

Those invited besides the victims’ families were several politicians, including two presidents.  Politicians, did I read that right, yep I sure did.  My God how in the world could I forget that in our country  POLITICIANS  always comes ahead of everyone else.


Oh yes, no clergy were invited either.  The above is strictly my opinion with the exception of the statements by Bloomberg’s spokesman Andrew Brent shown with quotes…..flagranny2   


Woman’s 11-stone (154 lbs) legs may be lost – Post Update 2 years later

Why I’m glad my giant leg was amputated 

You can read the article at http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3762723/Why-Im-glad-my-giant-leg-was-amputated.html

2 years after my original post on Mandy Sellers who was born with a rare condition called “Proteus Syndrome”, which caused her legs  at one point to swell up to approximately 170 lbs = British 10 stones).  About 5 months ago she had her left leg (the heaviest) amputated.  One way to identify with this condition they say is to think of the story about “The Elephant Man”.   Mandy’s story is a compelling one and I totally recommend reading the above article as well as catching her story on TV this coming Wednesday…..flagranny2


Mandy said: “My life is better than ever before. My mobility isn’t as good now but I am getting better with it.


“I have been making myself physically feel better which is also helping me feel better mentally. I am really happy and at a good place right now.”


Mandy spends much of her free time raising awareness about her condition which affects just 200 people worldwide.

See Mandy’s story on Extraordinary People: Losing One Of My Giant Legs on British Channel 5 on Wednesday, August 24 at 9pm.