Welcome to my sharebook.... Up till now i haven't submitted much but I intend to become more active with different things that I am passionate about. I love to write but somehow lost my touch for a long time.... This will be a place to get started again, and share some of my recipes.....poetry, commentaries on things that I believe in. Hope you enjoy... terri
"All this attention and kind of flattery, and saying, I'm an inspiration is kind of, I'm not used to it," she said.
Her mother, Terri Elliott, said, "With her type of cancer, it's very rare, the statistics are not good. And like 2 percent of the population of the world have it, and they don't survive past a year."
Kristin's endured multiple surgeries and radiation, and she has kept playing on.
"All through it, she didn't miss any school, she didn't miss her volleyball. She lived, she pulled us along," Terri said.
Kristin even traveled to Africa on a church trip during a remission. And when in Zambia, she and her sister worked with children orphaned by AIDS.
"They asked me what I wanted, if I wanted a vacation, to meet an actor, or to get something, you know a camera, computer, stuff like that."
The most common request is a Disney trip, but Kristin wanted something more than make believe.
"I told them that I wanted to build an AIDS orphanage house in Africa, and I wanted them to help," she smiled, "if they could."
Teri Andrepont of the Make-a-Wish Foundation said, "We've never, never had that request before -- never, never an orphanage."
"There was a man there with me, and he just kinda looked at me like, 'Are you sure? That's what you want?'" Kristin recounted. "Of all the things you could ask for, are you sure? And I just thought, Yeah, that's what I want. I can't imagine anything else that I would need."
"How Kristin-like! It didn't surprise me, that Kristin would make a request as selfless as that," her brother Brandon said.
Children orphaned by AIDS and other diseases attend school next to the Mother of Mercy Hospice in Chilanga, Zambia. in Chilanga, Zambia, February 2003.
(Tom Stoddart/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Her father, Darryl Elliott, said, "We tried to talk her out of it -- really didn't talk her out of it -- but just 'You sure? You sure you really want to do this?' This is big."
I posted a story on
'Brides Throwing Cats'
Instead of Flowers.It's
about how ppl photocopy
their cats and put them
in place of flowers; they
do NOT RECOMMEND anyone
actually does it. I
tried to make a comment
on it and ...
When I was in college, I
had several good friends.
One, named Bob, was 6'9
and he loved to go to
Audies to get beer and
drive back to the dorm,
where we lived on the
campus of Wright State
night at around midnight,
Bob knocked on...