venting.........................need to vent.........

Posted on: Fri, 01/24/2003 - 10:21am
Connielynn's picture
Joined: 08/27/2002 - 09:00

I am so angry tonight! I opened our local paper, the main article in this weeks paper is "Living with Illness". Illness with children. Written by a woman from our church, and the child this week is.......her good friend's child. Who does have a illness they have been learning to live with for three or four years. And next weeks paper will focus on living with asthma also one of two kids from our church, I bet. I am just pissed. It is always what your last name is or something just as stupid. Who is better than who. And these families get support from our church. We don't. The reason we still attend is it is in driving distance. Why can't my kids matter for once? Ds has been living with chronic illness for over 17 years and at some point in time will become terminal. This is what we live with. When ds had his Make A Wish party, the local newspapers refused to run the story. Now in a city, less than two hours away, we were on TV. I am so mad I want to move, I just don't know where to move to. Is there somewhere that I could raise my kids that doesn't have narrow minded, nose in the air, must BE the Jones' people? I am sorry but I am so mad, it is either type or bawl and if I start I don't think I could stop.

Posted on: Fri, 01/24/2003 - 11:11am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I'm so sorry Connielynn. Other people see things differently and it is impossible to get them to see things another way.
I pray for the health of your DS and your family. Vent all you have to, it's healthier.

Posted on: Fri, 01/24/2003 - 11:46am
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

here's a totally different angle, that is *not* pa related, but just as frustrating.
I was part of a team running the biggest starwars fan site ever. I was interviewed on CNN, USA Today, Business 2.0, you name it. However locally? NOTHING EVER. Not even if I rang up a reporter I knew personally, he just wouldn't cover the news that was mentionned on Entertainment Tonight.
Sometimes, you just can't get through to people that are local.

Posted on: Fri, 01/24/2003 - 11:55am
Connielynn's picture
Joined: 08/27/2002 - 09:00

Sad but true. Last year I talked and talked with local papers, and nothing! It is a fact of life that sucks. I would rather be one of us than one of the big wigs that step on other people.

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