Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Randolph County TEA Party

What an amazing group of people!  I was humbled to speak to them.  When I was asked to speak, I couldn't help but think, "Why would anyone want to hear what I have to say!?"  I am still amazed by the response to my confronting Kay Hagan.  I'm just an average American homeschooling mom with two sick kids.  To be honest, it realy wasn;t that hard to confront Senator Hagan.  Maybe my Army background had something to do with that.  My love for my kids and my passion for America made it just happen.  Other than some of the questions I wanted answered on a notecard, I was not prepared to speak to hagan that day.

In fact, I almost did not go because, as I told a friend that morning, "I really don't like her and I am not sure if I can be nice.'  I don't like ANYTHING that Kay Hagan stands for.  She is pro-choice, pro- big government and pro-Obamacare.  She doesn't value life and gives absolutely no thought to the dignity of each human person! 

Here is an article on the TEA Party meeting last night:  Curran Speaks at Randolph County Tea Party

I'm really not as funny as the reporter makes me sound!  I think she did a great job on the article.  THANK YOU! I am just so amazed.  Great things are happening in this country.  WE THE PEOPLE are standing up for liberty.  Like Virginia Foxx said when she spoke to Triad Students for Life a few weeks ago, "The three most important words outside the Bible are: WE THE PEOPLE."

Monday, August 30, 2010

Randolph Tea Party Meeting Tonight

I was invited to speak at the Randolph Tea party Meeting tonight. I am honored that they asked me. I am certainly no expert on the healthcare bill.... I'd like to think I am an informed citizen. I read the bill and don;t pretend to understand half of it. What I can understand is that it sets up committees with secretaries that make policies based on the information gathered by said committees. We must also look at this bill in light of the appointees to Barack Obama's administration.  Berwick as head of CMS who espouses rationed healthcare and Dr. Ezeikel Emmanuel who also supports the rationing of care.  Berwick goes so far as to say "the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80% of the total healthcare out there," and then continues to say, "The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open."

Here are a few of my beefs with the bill (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act):

  • It sets up secretaries and chiefs that WE THE PEOPLE cannot fire or vote out. These unelected officials will be making the policy! This is an open ended piece of legislation that will be completed by individuals that WE THE PEOPLE have not elected to represent us.
  • This bill did not fix the privacy violations in HIPAA, but instead made them worse.
  • It is unconstitutional for the government to force Americans to purchase ANYTHING, including government approved  insurance.
  • Government control of insurance IS government healthcare (the left would ave you believe otherwise, but son the government will be telling your insurance companies what they can and cannot cover)
  • This bill doesn't give everyone access to healthcare! The Congressional Budget Office Estimates that in 10 years, there will still be 21 million uninsured Americans.
I'm just a Catholic Homeschooling mom of 3 boys, but I can read.  Two of my boys have chronic illnesses and this bill, coupled with Obama's appointments scares the beejeebees out of me!

Primary immune deficiencies Radio

You can listen to the podcast of my radio interview at the link below, Joanna interviewed me and we spoke about Obamacare.

Primary immune deficiencies

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Primary immune deficiencies

Primary immune deficiencies

I'm going to be on PIDD radio tonight at 9:30 pm EST. Check it out.

Health reform and rare diseases. An interview with Pattie Curran. Living with PIDD? I'd love to hear from you. My listener dial-in number is (347) 934-0024 Host ID: 81784

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wet Paper Stamping Tutorial Video

Create GORGEOUS cards using this wet paper stamping technique. I just love this technique! This is a video I created last year and I can share it with you since I retain all rights to my videos and creations! I hope you enjoy this stamping technique as much as I do!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Irate Mom Gives Senator an Earful

Got a Letter in the Mail

 form letter, of course..... there is absolutely no way that Kay Hagan was thankful that I attended her "Conversations with Kay" meetings.  She should have saved tax payer money and not sent this out.  Again, none of my concerns is addressed in this letter.

Back to Regularly Scheduled Life

This morning I appeared on FOX and Friends and now it is back to regularly scheduled life.  Laundry awaits, packing awaits... I head out with two of the boys for Cincy tomorrow morning.  Not looking forward to the week ahead, but it will be done soon enough and we'll once again begin our school year and hope for the best. 

As for Kay Hagan's Response on the show today, she doesn't care about my children or children like mine. She knows that this healthcare bill doesn't give us the same healthcare that she has. She lied.  End of Story.

Friday, August 20, 2010

What a week!

This has been a wild week.  Who knew that my confronting Senator Kay Hagan would turn into anything at all. For almost two years, I have written letters, faxed, emailed and called her office too many times to count.  I am quite sure I am on a watch list somewhere.  Tomorrow morning, I will be on FOX and Friends.  How absolutely amazing is that?  I still cannot believe that anyone at FOX News would want to speak to me....  We all have a story to tell, I suppose.  Mine is that I have two kids with Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome and Mitochondrial Disease.    In between all of this, I spent time fighting to keep the healthcare bill from passing..... so Wednesday morning was almost two years of pent up frustration.

I don't have a clue what will happen tomorrow morning.  I don't know what questions will be asked of me.  What I do know is that God will provide the words.  I have been praying that the Holy Spirit will help me articulate what needs to be said.

Something I have been thinking about tonight as tomorrow fast approaches.  The unborn, the elderly and the chronically ill are targeted in this bill.  But what is scarier than that is the July 7th appointment by Obama.  This is the icing on the cake for those of us with sick kids.  Berwick was appointed  to head the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and he is quoted as saying, "The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80% of the total health care bill out there. There is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open." 

With Berwick in charge of CMS and this exponentially flawed healthcare bill, Americans should be scared about what is to come.  Especially those of us with kids that have special healthcare needs.

Only in America! Thank you Neil Cavuto!

I am humbled that God chose me to speak out and that Neil Cavuto interviewed me on his show. It isn't always easy being a conservative-- especialy in the medical world we live in. I have stated over and over again that this healthcare bill comes at the cost of freedom. We the People lose freedom of choice and at the same time, we have guns put to our heads to pay higher taxes. It is not the government's responsibility to take care of my children and the government doesn't have the right to force American citizens to pay for my children. That being said, it isn't the place of the government. What I am called to do as a Catholic and a follower of Jesus Christ is a different story.

This link will take you to see most of the interview yesterday on Your World with Neil Cavuto. http://www.foxnewsinsider.com/2010/08/19/video-mother-confronts-senator-over-health-care-law/

Finally got my Chance to Speak to Kay Hagan!

For the last few years, I have written, emailed and called her office, only to receive trite responses. Yesterday, I was able to speak with her face to face.



Neither shows the entire event... after this I was able to ask once again about the privacy violations and the Senator had no answers. She did say that she would get back to me. I told her point blank, "I doubt that. You'll probably send me another one of your trite letters."

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sibling Challenges with Chronic Illness

I published a new article:  Sibling Challenges with Chronic Illness

We recently returned from Camp Sunshine in Maine where we participated in Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome week.  We had a great time!  During some of the sessions at camp, we discussed sibling issues and it got me to thinking and I wrote the article above. 

Less than a month until we start back to school.  We already have our curriculum for the next year.  I just have to organize and get the lesson plans separated.  Here are our favorite pictures from Camp Sunshine :