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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  
Languages English  
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
Religions Unitarian Universalist, Christian - Lutheran  
Eating Habits Chocolate - Lots of it  
Wild Fact About Me I got a tatoo when I was 25 (believe me, if you knew me you'd be shocked!).
My Philosophy
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.
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them, people who WON'T use their minds!, people who rape, liars, ignorance, George Bush, arrogance, any one that would hurt a woman, Any one that would hurt an animal, Any one that would hurt a child, abusive people  
Passions LIFE!!!, learning, laughter, other cultures, reading, writing, my family, broadening my horizons, children  
Inspirations to fulfill my purpose on earth, the sun coming up, the beauty of nature, my family, music, love, good people, god, goddesses, children, blue skies, animals  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Shootings in Our Schools, Religious Extremism, Losing the ones I love, Ignorance and evil, hate, George W. Bush, current USA administration, Criminals that are young and violent, abusers, "Big Brother"  
Role Models My grandfathers, Mahatma Gandhi, Oprah Winfrey, My great-grandmother, my godfather, Jill Radek  
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
Interests pets, Jewelry, Mind/Body/Spirit, Movies, Music, Mythology / Folklore, Books - Author, Cosmetics, Periodicals, Pets, Crystals, Politics, Entertainment, Retail, Ethnic Studies, Extra-Terrestrials, Fair/Alternative Trade, Feng Shui, Spiritual  
Books suspense/thriller, Patricia Cornwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Harry Potter Series, Anything by Stephen King or Dean Koontz, Any books about ANGELS, Almost anything worth reading  
Music Classical, Contemporary Classical, New Age, Pop, Top 40, 80s, just about anything that shows up on a s  
Movies Schindler's List, E.T., Hotel Rwanda, The Incredibles, Mulan, Blade: Trinity, Lemony Snickett's Series of Unfortunate , Heavenly Creatures, The Professional, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Animal House, Blues Brothers, The Muppet Movie, The  
TV Shows Sex and the City, The Closer, CSI, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Two and a Half Men, Lost, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Inside the Actor's Studio, I love the 80s (VH1)  
Favorite Foods Chocolate, jambalaya, paella, canelloni, seafood, carrots, apples, chicken, pizza  
Favorite Places My grandparents' houses in CA, the Alhambra, Victoria Station, the Ghiradelli store in Waikiki, my great-grandmother's arms when she hug  
Can't Live Without Other than the basics (oxygen, water, food, shelter), a great book, great music, great movie, great friends, comfy blanket for napping, great wine. Sorry, that's six, but I can't live without any of them. :)  
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