If you’ve ever watched an episode of CSI you’ve seen gruesome stuff. You would have seen the re-enactments of a murder, how a knife or a bullett entered the victim’s body, or the doctor performing biopsies. You would have seen hearts or brains being handled, throats slashed and worms devouring a cadaver. We’ve even seen a body being swallowed by a python-and then regurgitated. It’s all good and fine when it’s for entertainment purposes, but when it comes to reality, some people draw a line. Why?? Why is it ok to show gruesome things on National TV while the wound of a child suffering from EB is considered offensive and reported as inappropriate? EB Awareness week was just upon us and silly me, thought that to really know what EB ~Epidermolysis Bullosa~ patients live through was to show what is going on under the bandages. A sea of wounds. The reactionRead More →

The last week of October marks ‘EB Awareness Week’. It is a time to increase awareness of EB, to promote the need for a cure, and to spur advocacy on behalf of families suffering with the emotional, financial and physical burden of the disease. EB might be rare, there are approximately 600 patients with the same form of EB that my son has in the United States (which is the Recessive Dystrophic form), but its rarity should not deter people from helping in any way they can, even if the only thing they can do is send a tweet or post something on their Facebook wall with a link to one of the main organizations that are looking for a cure, such as Debra (http://www.debra.org/) or the EBMRF (http://ebkids.org/). After all, EB was ranked as one of the ‘worse’ disorders in the world, making the top 10 ‘Hell on Earth’ onRead More →

There are many versions of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, but the main story remains the same. A hideous beast and a beautiful girl fall in love, and when they do it turns out the beast wasn’t a beast at all, but a handsome prince. We learn that the reason the prince was turned into a beast and every single one of the prince’s servants turned into  inanimate objects was because an enchantress, disguised as an old woman, came to his castle seeking shelter on a stormy night. When the prince refused to give her shelter, she revealed her true self and cursed the man for his shallowness by transforming him into a beast. Only true love could turn the prince back to normal. I find it interesting how a simple refusal to give a stranger shelter would result in such a horrible punishment, but I find that in our society today over-reacting onRead More →

In the 1994 film Forrest Gump (one of my favorite movies of all time, no less), during his inexplicable back and forth run across the United States, a bumper sticker salesman running alongside him points out to Forrest that he has just stepped in a pile of dog feces. When Forrest replies, “It happens”, the man replies, “What, shit?”, to which Forrest replies, “Sometimes”. I saw this movie in the theather in the summer of 1994, and while a whole lot of crazy stuff had already happened in my life, mostly due to my sense of adventure and spontaneity, I would soon find out what it really meant to experience some very serious stuff, none of which I was expecting, nor was I at all responsible for. Yes Forrest, you’re absolutely right. $#*! Happens! Just a few months later, my first baby was stillborn at full term, and 18 months afterRead More →

As promised a few months ago, here’s all the Incredimail Letters for American Idol (Seasons 1 through 8 ) that I personally made in ONE collection, ONE download! 8) CLICK HERE 4 DOWNLOAD LINK! I counted 153 roughly. These letters were on this site but since the revamp I had to take them down, so this is the easiest way for me to make them available once again to everyone. The image I made shows a bit of the preview of my work. All my other Incredimail letters (quite a few I made from 2004 to 2010) are on my website at the following URL: http://sleepingangel.com/graphics_im.htm The only ‘Thanks’ I ask is if you follow and LIKE one of my two Facebook pages, the first one EB Info World deals with news, awareness and support for my son’s disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa. The second one is for my AVON business, ifRead More →

Special Mommy ChroniclesI am so excited to announce that my book  “Special Mommy Chronicles” is now available for the KINDLE for only $2.99!! Here’s the LINK! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VMPX3M My publisher is also working with APPLE to get the book listed and made available for iPad users in the iBook store at iTunes. I will be working on getting “Living with Epidermolysis Bullosa” very soon on the KINDLE as well as the publisher is also working to get that on iTunes, I should hear something about it before the end of May. I am still working on my book about Nicky’s life with EB which is sure to raise a few eyebrows. It probably won’t be published before the end of 2014, just after Nicky’s 18th Birthday, it’s going to be a book that is absolutely uncensored and candid about struggles I never discussed with anyone that need to be brought toRead More →

Hello everyone, this website used to be quite extensive but I took everything down as of today, January 23rd, 2011, since I hadn’t touched the content in nearly five years. The main pages are now up for my children, but they are scaled down extensively. Nicky was not happy about it, but it was time!! I know many loved the website and others thought it was perhaps a bit over the top, but now with the advent of Facebook the main reason for the website is gone, which was to keep in touch with my family in Europe or across the country.  There were many Incredimail letters for American Idol and the Bold & the Beautiful, which are now up on this blog or will be up soon. More Incredimail letters I made are on my sleepingangel.com/graphics_im.htm website. I will try to keep a blog on this site that deals directly about my personal lifeRead More →