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Omaha Steve

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In December of 2013 I was told I have FTD and probably had 2 years of quality life left


For a short time it was thought I had ALS too. Turned out I don't have ALS. As you can tell, I still have some quality left in me.

Here is the link to the story I used to explain FTD: https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/health/a-rare-form-of-dementia-tests-a-vow-of-for-better-for-worse.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Each patient advances at their own rate. For me, so far so good.

I'm on Trazadone to slow the advance of FTD. Studies in Great Britain show that Trazadone for some reason does help with that.

I'm still able to get around and communicate. I need to lose a few pounds since I'm pre-diabetic.

I have helped raised over 1.5 million dollars for Biden-Harris: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214084917

Anyway I get asked from time to time how I'm doing. For now I'm doing fine.

Regards,

OS

The DU has now raised OVER $1 million to elect Joe & Kamala



Yes we did. It happened over night. To everyone that contributed thank you so much.

I've been a pain in the ass to get us to this point. But it worked. Not bad for an old man with dementia problems.

I'm not upping the goal for a few days while we take this all in.

OS

Contribute here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforjoe




DUer duhneece is running for New Mexico State Senate District #33. We are raising funds for her too.

Info: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213687339 & https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213729649

Contribute here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-denise-lang-browne-1



When a DUer needs a little help, the DU answers the call


Just before I was diagnosed with dementia I ran for office twice. The DU raised about $2,500 between the two runs.

When I started the donation page for Joe Biden there was the sound of laughter echoing over in the cave. Almost 1/2 of a million dollars later, they aren't laughing anymore.

Now duhneece is running for New Mexico State Senate District 33. Duhneece is true blue. She could use a little of the magic DU did for me when I ran. As little as $3 buys a yard sign, and a hand written thank you card sent by the USPS.

The DU has already raised $515. We can do a lot better.

Her original post announcing her run for State Senate: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213687339

Her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Elect-Denise-Lang-Browne-531982130315063/

Honors and Community Activities:

• 2009 Co-produced first of 6 annual V-Day' The Vagina Monologues' events to stop sexual violence with local Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and NMSU-A
• 2013 Named a Woman of Merit
• 2015 Named a Behavioral Heath ‘Star’ for Otero and Lincoln Counties
• 2015 Named a Legendary Local of Alamogordo in the book published by that name
• 2013, I organized the first ‘We Trust Women Commemoration and Celebration of Roe v Wade’ rally, that have been held annually for 8 years
• I am proud to say I was asked to give the invocation twice at the Otero County Commission meeting
• Offered 2015’s annual Labor Appreciation invocation breakfast (the words are posted on my website)
• Long-time member of NAACP (served two terms as Treasurer),
• Long-time member of Otero County Community Health Council (served two terms as Secretary),
• Long-time member of Behavioral Health Local Collaborative 12
• Founding board member of Peace and Justice of La Luz
• Board member of Alamogordo Council on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
• With a few other members of Peace and Justice of La Luz, we had a booth at the county fair with an anti-drug-war, pro-treatment options message and attended two International Drug Policy Reform Conferences.
• In 2007, with Peace and Justice of La Luz, we began delivering donated books to the local jail ‘Books Behind Bars’, recovery homes and the homeless.
• Active in several efforts to reduce veteran suicides
• Original member of Otero County Juvenile Justice Board
• Gold card blood donor
• Smoking Cessation Specialist, Certified
• Helped with the organization of MLK, Jr marches and Take Back The Night rally & march
• Made many trips to Santa Fe when legislature was in session to advocate for ‘Good Samaritan’, ‘Ban the Box’, ending of civil asset forfeiture, more alcohol & substance abuse treatment options in our communities, and medical marijuana legislation.
• Mid 90’s Volunteer then Executive Director for Alamogordo Area AIDS Awareness
• Completed Red Cross HIV and AIDS Prevention course and taught with Gloria Vaughn
• Appointed a member of the Governor’s Task Force on HIV and AIDS.
• Member of Owen Chapel AME African Methodist Episcopal church

Here is her ActBlue donation link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-denise-lang-browne-1



I know times are hard for many DUers. IF you can't afford a few $, then please help keep this kicked and give this post an R.

For those that can afford to give a little, thank you. It takes 5-10 minutes for the goal-o-meter to show your donation in the total.

In democratic solidarity,

Omaha Steve
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