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Tara Nelson

"To raise awareness about Prader-Willi Syndrome and Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome"

Denver, CO, USA
female, age 42
Speaks: English
Joined Jun 16, 2006

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Tara and I work for the judicial branch in Colorado.  I've been in my current position fsince 1999.

I started writing letters to politicians about things like the environment, the elderly, and womens rights when I was college and I guess that is what started my passion for a lot of things.

My Aunt is a breast cancer survivor for 16 years now and this page theme is for her.  I was raised in a household that was fairly liberal and open-minded about a lot of things, which was a great environment to expand my own mind about my beliefs, feelings, opinions and stance on a lot of issues.  I really appreciate them for being so willing to talk about EVERYTHING.

I look forward to being able to contribue to Care 2 in the near future!

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Joined Jun 16, 2006 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups Amnesty International, Care2 Princesses of Causes, Cat Lovers, Dog Lovers, Habitat for Humanity, NPR - National Public Radio, Susan G. Komen Foundation
Hometown Littleton, CO 
Birthday May 20, 1976  
About Me I'm a warm and caring person with an intense drive to learn and expand my knowledge. I love laughing and spending time with my friends. I love children and always say a little prayer for my little Chad-let and Angel Tyra, who are the sweetest children I've known (so far). If you want to know anything else, you'll just have to ask me.
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Political Leaning Moderate
Wild Fact About Me I got a tatoo when I was 25 (believe me, if you knew me you'd be shocked!).
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What Gives Me Hope A living, breathing, walking miracle named Tyra Ann Young. She is the only person in the world living with Prader-Willi and VCFS and defies the odds every day.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why The movie that changed my life is Hotel Rwanda because I don't think I fully grasped the situation in Rwanda when it actually occurred. I was in high school when the massacres occurred in Rwanda and was completely oblivious to what was going on, same with the Sudan. After watching Hotel Rwanda, it really struck me that the genocide of a group of people because of presumed/assumed/alleged differences never stopped after WW2 and the concentration camps, it just found a new place to live. I just got this "fire in my belly" to do something, to act in some way, to let someone know that I am appalled that this massacre happened and that it is still happening. So, I started looking for ways to act. I am slowly taking action, it took me awhile to find this site, and I'm going to take action. I may be one person, but sometimes all it takes is one person to make a change or one person to step forward. I am still shaken by this film, but I loved it and admire the man who protected those people in his hotel.
Quotation "I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." -- Helen Keller
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