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Lisa Medina

"Saving the world & myself, maybe..."

Montrose, MI, USA
female, age 32
Speaks: South African., Irish Gaelic, german, spanish, english
Joined Mar 17, 2007


Unfortunately, I'll have to put at least a couple notes here, as there wasn't enough room within the fields provided! (smile)

My first & ONLY fluent language is English. The other languages I've learned come from songs, so I am NOT fluent in any of them. (smile) Just practicing. (smile) I am a fast study though, & am always willing to learn something new, always up for a challenge. I have 4 cats, Tigger, Snowball, Rosie, & Carmel -- whom my friend Holly & I are sharing. We have 2 dogs, Grace & Demon.

Because people usually ask me about my chosen Username, here goes.

ELIAS is the lead vocalist for a band called NONPOINT, whom I adore dearly.

Check out their music at:

Best band you'll ever find!!!



SEETHER, another best band...



And, finally, for another WILD fact about me, I am ONE OF EIGHT people in the entire world who has my exact birth defect. If you check out my

profile on MySpace, you'll know immediately what I'm talking about. I was born with a Bilateral Craniofacial birth defect, also called a "Facial Cleft", or the "Tescea Cleft". All that means is that the cleft runs up through the face into the area where the eyes should be.

So I was born without any eyes (making me COMPLETELY blind). I have prosthetic eyes. I also had a hole in the roof of my mouth (Cleft Palate), & my lip was split wide open (Cleft Lip). I also had a clubbed foot, which was remedied quickly by my doctors. They had to break my ankle in order to make it go straight.

As a sidenote, everyone talks about cancer & diabetes, but did you know??

Cleft Lips & Palates are the most common birth defects in babies. 1 out of every 600 babies will be affected, & Hispanic families are more likely to have children with this type of birth defect. It also appears that there's at least a slight genetic influence. If someone in your family has a Cleft Lip or Palate, then it is more likely that one of their children, or another one of your children will be affected.

If you have a Cleft Lip or Palate, or another Craniofacial defect, or know someone who does, please join us at

Long story short, I've had 63 reconstructive surgeries so far at age 21, & have at least 1 or 2 more to follow.

I graduated high school in December 2003, 6 months earlier then my classmates! (smile) Despite having to struggle all my school life for Braille books, & equality. I was punched, kicked & spit upon by the other students who didn't like me. I've been doing public speaking since I was a child, & have volunteered at a couple different centers. Now I've written a book about my life experiences so far, & am trying to get helpso that I can have it published.

I've also been trying to alert news organizations to my plight.

I need money for my next surgery as Adult Medicaid is giving me the run around.

I also need money for a new talking computer, because the one I have is 5 years old & about ready to give out on me.

I know how easy it is to scam people, so please feel free to ask me for any proof you need of my disability, WITHIN REASON. I will not give out any personal, or identifying information.

Please visit my home page at MySpace,

I'm also looking to find the money to start up my own website. Not as important, but if i could do that, then I could really start vouching for my own causes!!

If you have any questions after reading my page & my blog, please contact me at

or right here at

Thank you all for listening.

I hope to have my picture up soon.

Thank you for any helping hand you may extend in the future!

Michelle AKA ILoveELIAS!!!

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Joined Mar 17, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Job Search, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups All Natural HealthWorks!, Amnesty International, Cat Lovers, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Dog Lovers, Earth Day, Elysium Garden, Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Living Network,, NAACP, NPR - National Public Radio, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals more »
Hometown Montrose, MI 
Birthday Jan 14, 1986  
Languages South African., Irish Gaelic, german, spanish, english  
About Me I suppose that I am exactly what I want my partner to be. That combined with the personality traits I chose. I can be moody occasionally, but then again, who isn't? I can talk for hours about serious subjects or nothing in particular. I love my family/friends. I'm loyal to the max, & once you let me into your life, it's very difficult to get rid of me. (smile)
I'd also like to think that I leave lasting impressions upon people where ever I go. Most of them do the same for me.
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Pets Hermy The Crab, 2 dogs, cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Christian - Methodist  
Eating Habits meat and potatoes, Aspiring healthy eater  
Wild Fact About Me I'm a lot more wild then I look, especially around my lover...
My Philosophy ALWAYS TRY to be good to others. But make sure to STRIKE a BALANCE between being a hard-ass & a doormat for people to crush continuously.
What Gives Me Hope Newborns, survivers of traumatic experiences, the dying who can still see the good in life.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I'd try to do it all at once. Lol. End homelessness/poverty, cure all diseases, & break people of their intolerance of others! among other things.
What/who changed my life and why ELIAS SORIANO, vocalist for NONPOINT. Because he treats me like a human-being, like an equal. He has helped to restore my confidence & self esteem.& that's just the beginning of the story...
What Bugs Me Oh, egotism!, The rat race, pretense, Litter Bugs!!, intolerance, injustice, indifference, ignorance, hypocrisy, hate, George Bush, Drunk Drivers, cruelty, BEING IGNORED!, apathy, bullying, arrogance, Any one that would hurt an animal, any one that would hurt a woman, Any o  
Passions spirituality, peace, music, making a difference, family, children, books, broadening my horizons, art, animals  
Inspirations music, understanding, the wind, the sound of the ocean, rain, peacemakers, my father, love, good people, friends, courage, children, Birds chirping, animals, a gentle breeze, Love songs, life  
What Scares Me Losing the ones I love, being alone, apathy  
Role Models martin luther king jr, ELIAS SORIANO, my Father  
Quotation :cool:
Interests reading, pets, movies, music, massage, internet, humor, crafts, children, psychology, history  
Books The Misses Murphy Mysteries, Mysteries, psychology, poetry, romance novels, Self improvement, true stories  
Music NONPOINT, SEETHER, GARBAGE, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, HOLE, THE CRANBERRIES, Linkin Park, PEARL JAM, NINE INCH NAILS, TOOL/APC, STAIND, DISTURBED, NIRVANA, ALICE IN CHAINS, alternative, celtic, Heavy Metal, pop, new age, oldies, metal, u2, tori amos, rock  
Movies titanic, shrek, horror, Finding Nemo, drama, comedy, Hope Floats  
TV Shows Law and Order SVU, LawOrderCI, Law and Order, Cold Case, csi  
Favorite Foods rice, potatoes, pizza, pasta, mexican, fruit, chocolate, chinese, chicken, cheese  
Favorite Places With ELIAS!!, beach, florida, california, home, lakes, woods, the ocean, my room, My bed  
Can't Live Without music, sex, sleep, water, tv, love, laughter, internet, friends, freedom, family, computer, chocolate, books, animals  
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    I am sorry Lisa that this is a Late Birthday Wish.

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    Hope all is well with you!

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