About Bawashom
Joined July 2017
The reason I joined WA is I need a way to make my daughter's life easier and happy.
She had a very bad cold which wouldn't go away. She is just 58 and the virus settled in her spine leaving her nerve endings stripped and her completely paralyzed. My heart breaks each time I see her struggle to just get through a day.

A tornado took my job of 35 years. No one wants to hire an 84 year old receptionest secretary. I also lost my husband during this time with Alzheimer's. His disease wiped us out of both our homes and left me just on social security. Needless to say not enough to care for her needs. She only gets a pitiful amount on disability.

We have been living together since the tornado sharing expenses. That leaves nothing for the therapy she needs which cost $45 a treatment to try to get her on her feet a little. She requires at least five a week. She never complains even tho she has been left in terrible pain in her hands which are knarled like a stroke victim.
I have been trying so long to find a way to ease her daily life. We have no car as neither can drive so rely on taxi twice a month to Wal-Mart for supplies and groceries. I want to be able to put her in a cab for intense therapy and be able to buy equipment to use daily. She will never walk again unassisted but maybe get her out of that wheelchair a little. Oh yes , they never found a virus that matched hers so the named it Debbie's Virus.

I know that was a lot to spout about but I am her Mother and not getting any younger so need to find good income I have spent my adult life working. I raised three children and lost my high school Sweet after 32 years in an accident. I was 50 and working at a job with people taking me under their wing. I worked at a skating rink for 35 years until the tornado.

I had many hats. I was a confidential secretary. I was an office manager. My boss dipped into many ventures in that time. I learned how to drill oil Wells in Kansas. I was an apartment manager for 32 apartments in Kansas. I lived in Joplin MO. I kept complete books and payroll on 5 skating rinks I kept books and payroll on 3 hydroponic greenhouses. I promoted all of the PTO skating parties for Joplin and area. Designing and printing posters ,free passes etc in color for. Each school and each month. I also set him up on daily stock market deals and made him a bunch of money. A lot of these jobs ended and another took their place but believe me he got his monies worth every day and I loved going to work every day.

I am like a fish out of water without a job. I took up knitting to pass time. I made dozens of pretty things. Debbie and I took up making jewlery. I have a lot of beautiful pieces. We also are painting . I took classes for years and now I'm teaching her. She's doing wonderful!

After 20 years of being a widow I met a wonderful man in August and we married in November. We had three wonderful years and the Alzheimer's crept into our life. We fought it three years. I still worked full time and cared for him at night. I refused to put him in nursing home as long as he knew me and his family. That choice was not mine as the dear sweet man became violent and early one night hit my son who was helping me shower him with a meat cleaver. He had to get stitches. So into the nursing home and loss of his social security check which went for his care. Of course my income and social didn't get job done and we lost both our homes. The day he died I got a letter lowering his cost with Medicade from $1600 a month to $325 a month. Too little too late.

I love to keep busy and accomplish something each day. My dear Mother was a teacher and raised me all thru grade school and high school with. LEARN A NEW WORD. LEARN THE MEANING. LEARN TO USE IN A SENTANCE AND HOW TO SPELL IT. MY first husband while we were dating in high school said he needed a dictionary to talk to me. I'm proud of that!

Between my two husbands and I we have helped raise the population by 73 grandchildren and great grandchildren. We had 7 children between us. Christmas was hard as Gale wanted to buy for all of them. We did it plus all birthdays.

My goals are as stated. Give my little girl some ease in her life. That is all I think of when I see her struggle to get up or hold her hands high above her head hoping they would ease a little in pain.

UPDATE
My star pupil Debra has changed her mode of operation in art. She has changed to drawing and painting cartoon characters. She just finished a 24x36 canvas of Popeye and family. She sketches the entire board and then she calls it her "paint by number' canvas.
I don't know his she can do all of the intricate parts with her hands hurting so but she does. I'm attaching Popeye below. She looks like she's in another world when doing this. She didn't get this from me. I can't draw very well with pencil. I just trudge ahead with paint brush.
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ValliKale Premium
Hi Billie
Nice to meet you and thanks for the follow.
You have certainly been through a lot in life but sound stronger for it, more power to you.
I am guessing that your son was hit with the meat cleaver and was not helping you shower your husband with it. Sorry was just the way I read it at first.
You sound like a very interesting person
Looking forward to seeing you blossom in WA.

Carpe Diem

Glenn
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JohnBochtis Premium
Life experiences like yours show us that complaining is never the right choice no matter what happens in your life. After reading through your auto-biography I am sure that you will succeed as an entrepreneur as you can really express your emotions through words. Just find a niche you have some level of expertise in and create your website.
Trear your website and content with passion and love and don't focus on money, as growing an affiliate business takes time.

I wish you and your daughter the best and God bless you!
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miamibeach7 Premium
Thanks for sharing Billie!

All the BEST here on WA!
Sorry for this very late reply, but at one point LIFE took over my WA life and I had to attend to other things...back now!

LEARN and EARN is my motto.
I don't see your Popeye... maybe you can resend it?
Thank you!
Following you back!
Tom
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alik461 Premium
What an incredible lady you are. Your resilience is truly remarkable. Its not surprising that your daughter has your fighting spirit to achieve those fantastic drawings. I wish you well and hope you gain all you need from being here at W.A. I am very grateful for your follow. All the best Ali
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Bawashom Premium
Taking time off due to my health. Hope to come back soon
Thank you for your kind thoughts
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alik461 Premium
Wishing you well, take good care.
Ali x
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bill808 Premium
You are in the right place. Elderly cannot get a job. That is a fact of life. Our only option is a business of our own and Internet Marketing has unlimited potential.

Getting hold cost a lot. In Hawaii a elder care home will cost between $5000 and $15000 per month.

People sell their homes in order to afford end of life care. Those without the resources die early.

It is why I am devoted to helping people live purposeful lives. For most of us having a side job we can scale up when we have to is at the core of what we must do to have a resilient life that can finance life's emergencies.

The fastest way I can see to create income is to study "GET STARTED" step by step and implement what you learn. Start promoting WA. We have the best affiliate program right here handed to us on a golden platter.

I admire your determination to create an income for your daughter. I'm in a similar situation exdept it is my wife that needs 24/7 care. My daughter and I provide that care, but my daughter has not saving and no retirement plan. I don't mean to sound desparate, but an internet business that provides passive income is our only hope.

I have so many friends in a similar situation I want to help. WA is here to help us all. Jay in his 4/.6/18 webinar talked about what it takes to monitize a website. Be sure to check it out. His series on developing the football snack helmet website into a good income producing evergreen site is a must study. Listening to Jay talk about how he bundles his work and focuses on one important thing at a time can be a life changer for all of us.

I'm 87. I've been studying internet marketing for 6 years. Now I have to quit doing probono things until I have created the income my family needs to survive.

Aloha, Bill
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Bawashom Premium
Best to you and your family. Golden years are sure tarnished when you get here. My feet swell my hearing is bad and I guess I'm just Old lol. Can't change that for sure.
Billie
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Marcus2020 Premium
Hello Bawashom
Thanks for your following note. Very nice .
I use to mention many times life coaches remarkable affirmations when I see people needing to be pumped to raise their set boundaries and by the way I use the same affirmations for myself as well. .
Bawashom your determination and passion is something beyond appreciation it is admirable and I see that a lot of others like myself think alike me (2278 friends).
By now you probably are reaching some of your personal goals fantastic.
I wish you all the best and thank you for the opportunity to know you.
Cheers,
Marcus
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MonicaRobin1 Premium
Thank you for the follow, will follow back.
You do have many challenges, but Bowshom, never give up.If you are a spiritual person, never stop believing.
WA has a great community always willing to help.
Be prepared to be here for the long haul, to see your financial hopes and dreams become true.
Much success!

Cheers
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LisaTerrel1 Premium
Thankyou for the follow ! And I thought I had it bad ! I’m no where close to what you and your daughter are going through ... I will be Praying for healing in her body so she can live a better quality of life . You can do this and in the meantime have you looked into filing for a Federal Grant ? I’m sure there’s one you could apply for that would Help Y’all out some ... www.grants.gov It won’t hurt to try .

God Bless
Sincerely

Lisa
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Bawashom Premium
Thanks. I'll. Look
Billie
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KimberlyD2 Premium
Thanks so much for sharing your story Bawashom. You are a strong woman for the many tragedies you've suffered in life and a loving mother. I wish you much success in accomplishing your goals here at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network. I added you to mine. Best of luck.
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you
I'm sure you too have had that ole devil try to get you down but we know the answer get thee behind me
Thank you also for following me
Billie
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KimberlyD2 Premium
That's right!
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jennyjewel Premium
Hi Billie, nice to meet you. Thanks for the follow, I have added you to my network. What an amazing women you are, as a mother I cannot imagine the heartbreak you must feel. It certainly makes me grateful for the things I have in my life, that I sometimes take for granted. I wish with my all, that you have great success here at WA. All the best
Jenny
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you
I'm great full I have this community of giving hearts How can one not excellent
Thank you also for following me
Billie
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Bawashom Premium
Sometimes I could tear my hair out with spell check. The word is excell and it tried to change it again
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jennyjewel Premium
LOL!!
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jennyjewel Premium
Hi Billie, Yes I agree, it certainly makes things easier having a great support network, not just in the work side of things, but it also helps lift you when you feel down.
Jenny
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KevinOConnor Premium
HI, Thanks for following me.With all the difficulties and set backs you've had, you still have such a great attitude. I commend you for that. With your determination and can do attitude you can succeed and I hope far exceed your goals for both you and Debbie.
Good luck and aim high.
Kevin
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Cynthia62 Premium
Hi Billie Ann, I was very touched reading your profile, I’m a CNA by traid and I take care of the elderly with Alzheimer’s so I understand what you went through on that level. I just wanted to say hello and say a prayer for you and your family. God Bless
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sundrapoole Premium
Hello Bawashom. I am so sorry that you have went through all that you had. I really hope that you have good success with WA so you will not have to worry about things so much. I hope your daughter gets much better. Please visit my website it has good information that may help your daughter!
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DenzelSr Premium
Hi Bawashom Can't believe that your that age , I'm 77 an look 10
years older than you,let's drop that ,
If you are interested in helping her you a juel just hang in there
with you training you will breeze through this training with no problem.You already have Blogs an Question on you profile
all you need now is to breeze through the training .an Pay an annual for ayear . you will be on you way.
God's Blessing.
Great Speed.
Cheers
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for encouragement. I'm really trying
Billie
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Karlito76 Premium
Hi, thank you for the follow. I think your story and cause are just and courageous and I know you will succeed at this. If you ever need anything just give me a shout and I'll do my best to help you out. God Bless and I wish you much success!
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AffilateMAN Premium
Aww..My dear Billie
Uhhhh I can't, no
o may Lord....God have mercy on this little girl ( lady).
The only thing i want to say is may God almighty watch her suffer.
He is able to heal her, I belive God loves and cares about her more than any one.
My heart is crying inside.
Be Courageous My dear Billie and may God give you that strength.
good luck
have a great day
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Bawashom Premium
How very touching. She's not a little girl. She's 58 but she's still my 3# itsy bitsy baby girl. I pray all the time for her healing until then I'll do my best to keep her life full of joy
Bless you dear friend
Billie
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AffilateMAN Premium
I know I just said , your little. and she little doughter for God.because we are his little sons and doughters.
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Starbound Premium
HI BA,

Welcome to WA. Start at the beginning. There is a lot to learn. Believe in yourself & never be defeated.

Your life story is touching. You are blessed to be able to care for your daughter. You are here for a reason. Everything has value. We are challenge to identify the blessings in our lives.

Thank you for following me & I will follow you,

Blessings & joy,
Lovetta**
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Bawashom Premium
Your encouragement means so much. Some days are brighter than others but are never dark because I still have her.
Bless you Lovett's
Billie
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CJardin Premium
Hello Billie! Go great to have learned more about you! Wow, what a life story and so engaging! You have spent your whole life creating such amazing events and although some not so good, your daughter is so blessed to have you care for her in your hard times of need. So sorry you have to deal with all those headaches but you seem to hold strong and are capable of many skills.

btw - I grew up at the skating rink, have skated since I was 3, and currently skate with a Derby league here in Carlsbad, Ca. I worked for the skating rink I loved as a kid for several years - Roller City 2001. Unfortunately, after 40+ years in business, they will be demolishing this great rink sometime this year as the owner wants to retire.

So sad to hear a tornado took the rink you worked at for so long, good 'ol mother-nature....

Perhaps your daughter will embrace the websites you handed over to her and can help her with writing content etc. If not, we are all here to help and hope you can take it to the next level and start making some income.

All the best to you both! Carrie
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you Carrie
I never was a skater after Jr high. I worked in the office. Some say I ran the rink. Lol
I miss the job so much. I wasn't ready to retire. I could still do the job but no oner hires 85 year young grannies lol
Billie
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james57 Premium
I was touched of your faith and courage to face the many and on going issues in your life. Our God has a good purpose in everything. Be thankful to Him in everything for his is with us always. You can make it through Christ who gives us wisdom and strength. Trust and don't be anxious in anything...(Proverbs 3:5-7; Philippians 4:6-7).

I'm glad that you joined this right community where the best and caring people are so willing to work with us and guide us to reach our desired goal. Add more discipline, focus, patience and willingness to learn and in due time, you'll harvest the fruits of your investments. Let's go on till the finish line!
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Bawashom Premium
My faith in God has been my strength always. Times I forget to give him the praise but he gently remind mevsomeway. Thank you for your encouraging wisdom
Billie
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MojalefaR Premium
Dear Billie Ann, What a lovely story of struggle and triumph. It says to me that I am young at 72 compared to you and I have really nothing to complain about! Compared to yours, my struggles currently are negligible before yours. They “pale” in comparison?

Thanks for the inspiration. Your story is what will shake me out of bed every morning to work and make a difference: to all those I care about in my immediately, but to my close friends too.

Thanks again.
Mojalefa.
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you isn't enough to say for your kind words and encouragement
It brought tears to my heart. But, I will say thank you
Billie
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MojalefaR Premium
It is my absolute pleasure, Billie and forgive the very belated response.

Mojalefa.
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immistermike Premium
Hi Billie! Thank you so much for the follow. Did the same for you. So sorry about your daughter! The irony in this is that 15 months ago I came down with the flu. Turned to pneumonia, then went bacterial. As in berserk! Tried to kill me. Dang near succeeded. Anyway, haven't recovered fully yet. It's a time thing is what they tell me.

Anyway, wish you the very best here at Wealthy Affiliate!

All my best,
Mike
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Bawashom Premium
These virus are scary. We don't allow anyone in if they have a hint of a cold. My stepdaughter lost over 46% of her heart muscle due to one. She had to retire and the medicine keeps her on her feet but she's lost so much of her lifestyle. My daughter is really tough but I see depression filtering through. When spring gets here she can get out. She goes to Walmart in her motor wheelchair. You'd not believe how much she can get home with. Lol
You be sure to keep sick people clear. Its not mean to do so. Once you have pneumonia you will be susceptible from now on.
Good health to you
Billie
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MarkBa Premium
Hello Billie

Thanks for following me. I am following you back!

If I can help you with anything please don’t hesitate to ask me. I’ll do my best to assist and if I can’t, I am sure I will know of someone who can. :)

Wishing you much peace and success ahead.

~Mark
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Give It A Go Premium
Hi Billie
What an absolute trouper you are. I can relate very much to a lot of what you are saying. I'm so glad to see you here and putting that walking dictionary to good use. As a mother to my own daughter who has had her share of struggles and as her Carer too, I also do this for her and my grandchildren to see them into a better life. I truly hope you find some relief for everything you and your daughter have suffered and have much success with everything in your business too.
Ange
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raybrannum Premium
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I wish you the very best and hope your daughter gets better. You have my prayers.

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JeannineC Premium
Billie Ann, your story is amazing. You have endured so much and triumphed so often. Let building your website become your next triumph. I saw several experiences in your life which would make excellent websites - whether one about knitting, one about making the most of apartment life, living with Alzheimer's. When you create your posts, use the tool within this website to do so - it will help you with spelling and grammar. But your knowledge and passion for each topic will easily show through regardless. Have you thought about opening an Etsy store?
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for for advice and thoughts. I indeed have life with Alzheimer's thoughts Those by ears were so hard watching him go away day by day. It took a toll on my health but I could not put him away so to say when he still knew me and family. Horrible disease zI may get back with you when I get qthis site up and going. I'm putting you in my special help folders
Billie
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esteadman Premium
Hi Billie Ann,

Thanks for the follow, following you back. God Bless you and help you in your quest to help your daughter and yourself. Wish you all the best in achieving your goal. You have the stamina and will to succeed and you have joined a super community that is here to support you. Good luck.

Ed
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CarolMeador Premium
Hello, Bawashom. I enjoyed reading your profile. Where were you in KS? I went to McPherson College in McPherson, KS for 3 years 1965-68. Sure was windy! Lived in St. Louis for 20 years after transferring from McPherson to Washington University in St. Louis to complete my degree in occupational therapy. So sorry to hear about Debbie's illness and all of your troubles. WA can help you achieve your goals. Best wishes in your WA journey. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need help. There's always someone in the community who will know the answers to your questions and will be happy to assist you. Carol
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Bawashom Premium
My jayhawk days began in Emporia
Grew up, went to Jr College and married in Coffeyville
We moved I think every year as my husband was promoted. Hated uprooting the kiddos. They never had the joy of a lifelong friend as we did. I'm 84 and still in contact with ones still kicking
Thank you for your kind words. It's nice to meet you
Billie
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CarolMeador Premium
Nice to meet you, Billie. Where do you live now? Carol
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Bawashom Premium
Good ole Joplin No
My daughter and I live together since tornado took my home
We take care of each other. She's my angel
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CarolMeador Premium
I've lived in IA, KS, MO, FL, CA, and NC. Have to say NC is my favorite, but I still get excited and feel like I'm home when I cross the IA border. Carol
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Danjv500 Premium
Hi Billie Ann and thanks for following me, I have returned the favor. I was in tears before the end of your story. You have shown very much resilience and I'm sure you can keep going forward. Here's wishing you very much success and prosperity as well as the swift fulfillment of your dreams and goals.
Stay well and have a great evening.
Dan
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Bawashom Premium
So sweet of you to care. Yes social security runs out so fast. I get mine on 3rd and no matter how hard I try to have some left at end of much it doesn't happen. I hope to get this done real soon. I could enjoy it for a spell too but want Deb to have even $100 a month extra as her as disability is $400 a month less than mine.
Let's keep in touch. Best wishes
Billie
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Bawashom Premium
I am having trouble with my yahoo mail. I haven't received WA for many days. I've done everything the required and set tablet back to factory and reinstalled yahoo. Still the same. I get spam and some email in unread and trash. I have more to do than search all the folders for email I want and still can't find. I created a new email and set it up here. Now I have to go through setting up new folders. I'm so frustrated I really don't care for gmail which Kyle recommended. They take up too much space on tablet already.
Anyone else have similar problem with solution?
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fleurallen Premium
Is there any help or support from yahoo to help you trouble shoot this?
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Bawashom Premium
I gave up on their help zero. I made a new email for just this account. Breast to not have spam. Lol
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Bawashom Premium
Darn spell check
Great was word intended
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Billie, if you have a new account (gmail is the best), I would change your account settings in WA and let it link to that new email, this should correct the problem moving forward.
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Armlemt Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network! I have added you to mine as well. I look forward to working with you.

Remember when going through the lessons to do them in the order they come, completing each task before moving on to the next lesson.

Also, remember that there is a huge community here to help you. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

Best of luck in all your endeavors!

Anita
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lakbar12 Premium
Hi, I am just dropping by to say hi and nice to meet you. I read your bio and it seems like you are a very strong woman. I know your daughter is proud of you. I have been through a lot in life as well. I always try to tell myself that the more uncomfortable life it the better the surprise. I pray everything gets better for you both. You and your daughter deserve it. Keep up the awesome work. I look forward to learning with you and most importantly I wish you the best in all you do...

Much success to you in 2018 and beyond!
Kisha
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Flash4 Premium
Hi Billie Ann,
What a story, I am so sorry for your daughter, what a waste....
I love that you are such a worker, this will save you as you will be asked to work very hard in this venture.
I think you will do well here as you have the motivation. Sometimes we will have to go slow and sometimes you will get a space of time that you will be able to speed up.
Thank you for following me I am following you back.
Cheers Jae
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Billie,
Thank you for the follow here at Wealthy Affiliate. It's great to meet you!

After reading your bio, I have to say, what a wonderful and strong woman you are! Wow, the hard times you've been through...but, through it all you keep on going and making the best of it.

So very sorry about your daughter's illness...it's so hard for a mother to see their child in pain like that, and I hope there will be some sort of relief for her found soon!

Anyways, that is awesome that you and Debbie are into making jewelry and painting...maybe that could be an excellent niche to get into if you haven't yet, but that's all up to you two of course. But, if you do, I'd love to see your art and jewelry someday!

I find jewelry making and painting, drawing, etc. to be a great joy for myself...it's like being in another world when busy creating things!

Wow, I know how tough it can be to be a caretaker of our loved ones...but, that's a long story! I have to say again, what an amazing woman you are to take care of your hubby as he went through the stages of Alzheimer's as long as you could...it's not an easy task at all!

Working as a full-time aid for more than 12 years, with mostly Alzheimer's residents, I've seen how it can affect not just the person afflicted by it, but also their family members. It certainly takes it's toll on their closest family members, as I'm sure you know all too well.

I'll keep you and your daughter in my thoughts and prayers, and as you go through the training here, if you ever need anything just ask. I'm always happy to help if I can!

Anyways, sorry for being so long-winded here, but I had to say something...you're a great inspiration to us all!

Take care of yourself, and may God bless you both...
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you Sherry
I'm so proud of the woman I raised. Never complains of her outcome. She says she'd gladly give up walking if her hands would quit hurting 24/7
Painting is her sunny room to go to and she does it so well. I'm going to put her works on my website as soon as I get it done. The jewelry making is gone now as she can't hold the beads too good but I have lots of things she made before this virus keeps her going downhill
If I get this done. I mean when I get this done she's going back into physical therapy as long as I can get $45 to do it a day. Who knows the future but I'm determined she will have something to sustain her when I no longer can
God Bless you for caring
Billie
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hey Billie,
You're very welcome, no problem at all....great to hear your daughter is able to paint still and finds it to be her sunny room! Where there's a will there's a way...and it sounds like the both of you have a lot of that!

I'm sure you'll reach those goals...keep at the training here and follow every step they have for the tasks, it works! Another thing I've found very helpful is watching Jay's (Magistudios) live trainings on Friday nights. It helps a lot to go to them if you can, but they're also available as replays in the Live Video Classes...and, of course, ask questions when you need to...let me know if there's anything you need help with...I'm always happy to help anyway I can.
God bless you both...
Best Wishes :) ~Sherry
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Billie Ann,

WOW, 73 grandkids. That is a tribe and you are no doubt the head honcho.

Things come and go and with a little help from above hopefully, your daughter's virus will go away. You never know what's around the corner. My mother was given 3-6 months to live about 18 years ago and she is still smiling!!!

I thank you for following me, stay positive, keep smiling, and I wish you the very best in all aspects of life.

Cheers and it is a pleasure to meet you!!!

Brad
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Jewelia Premium
Dear Billie Ann,

Thank you for adding me to your network. It is very nice to e-meet you! I am sorry that this strange virus attacked your daughter.
My understanding is that Debbie is not fully paralyzed since she is making jewelry and painting with you. Maybe WA is a good opportunity for her too (using one account for both)? Or, is she already doing it? I wasn't sure as you said that you transferred the sites to your daughter... Have you heard of a blogger whose name is Jon Morrow: https://unstoppable.me/life-lessons ?
There were many unfortunate events and much grief in your life, but you are such a strong and loving woman! Keep your spirit and energy up for many more years.

Take care of yourself. Your daughter needs you in good health.

All the best,

~ Julia
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Bawashom Premium
Deb had a month of intebnds physical therapy after she came back from kc. They worked on her daily hour after hour to build her upper body up so she could care for herself to some extent. That girl benched and lifted weights up to 90 pounds. She left there strong and able to walk up and down the halls with help of special walker. Sh was to continue daily therapy five days a week but that didn't happen. Our great insurance left our co pay at $45 a session so this dear sweet young woman is going downhill. She struggles walking with her walker up and down the house but only can do so a couple of times. The virus stripped her nerves of their coating and left her with hands always hurting with something like electric shocks constantly. They never found a virus like hers so they named it Debbie's virus thus no help. The scare over overdosing in our country left her no help with pain. She thought taking her mind off it would relax her. My oh my. She spends hours drawing and painting. Hard to keep her in canvass and paint. Lol
I got her a huge canvas. 24x36 as she likes big canvas and she about has one filled with cartoon characters. Its amazing to me she can draw and paint such intricate detail but she does it. I can't draw worth a darn. I just plunge in and start painting. Not her. It has to be perfect before she paints. She calls it her paint by number creations
I'm sorry to rant on so but get me started on my baby girl and I explode with pride.
Billie
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Jewelia Premium
Dear Billie,

I am glad that Debbie recovered somewhat and is enjoying her painting. Do you think her artworks could bring you both some extra income for Debbie's PT co-pay? I know that here in Boston where I live, sometimes organizations working with people with disabilities organize their art fairs. Do the research.

Does your online business here at WA bring you some extra cash?

You are in the United States, right? Does Debbie have Medicaid - National assistance program? Have you applied? If she has a health insurance and Medicaid, Medicaid will cover her co-pay.

You are a wonderful mother. I wish you both to be well and enjoy each other.

~ Julia
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Bawashom Premium
I just got time to read all these wonderful words from all you wonderful people. I know my life is no worse than yours. We all have our cross to bear. I thought losing my husband at age 50 was worse thing that could happen. We were high school and college sweethearts. We were married 32 years then poof gone. I found I did have my feet solid on the ground. I bought my beautiful home and with a job I loved to go to each day and the best boss and dear friends I survived. Nothing could prepare me for Debbie's illness and to this very minute I strive to make her life as full of joy as possible. She is amazing in her art work. I am so glad it is therapy. We spend hours together putting out creations. Then when we run out of canvass we do a white out so to speak and start new creations. Many times I wake in middle of night to Ind her painting away. I am just saying this to let you all know you as a community have been so wonderful with your encouragement. Now back to work I go. I love you all
Billie and Debbie
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DNicholas Premium
Hello, Billie. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your network, you are now a part of mine. You've definitely got a lot on your plate. Life can sure be rough at times. You've come to the right place. With hard work and determination, you can achieve your goals. I hope 2018 brings you the success you deserve. If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to drop me a line. Good luck and I'll see you at the top.

Don
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jenni1309 Premium
Hi Ms. Billie Ann, thank you for adding me to your network, your story moved me.

I love my mother so much and I can feel how you're feeling seeing your daughter in pain just how my mother would. I pray that everything goes well for you and your family.

Blessings!

All the best,
Jenni
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Bawashom Premium
Yes!!! I love my other too. Never a day I don't talk to her in my heart she was an angel when here and now she is one I ask help from
My daughter has beenntherevfor my mother and me. I could always know she had my back and sometimes she was really too aggressive. Lol
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jenni1309 Premium
Please feel free to connect with me anytime. See you around Ms. Billie Ann, nice meeting you here. :)

Jenni
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DEversley Premium
Hi Bille!
You have been through a whole lot and it's very moving but you know what? You are still standing!! You are a fighter and wonderful example of determination in the midst of the storms of life.

Your writing skills are also clearly evident. you have captured our hearts with your story. Why not write a book and have it published, you can present it as an ebook as well.

I do indeed wish you and your daughter all the best for great health, wealth and success. May you have the assurance of peace of mind and may you experience all of your heart's desires.

I really hope your daughter can get some relief from the pain and I hope for a miracle for her.

Bountiful blessings!
David
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you David. We went to Dr last week and they are going to do some test on her problem. I pray they can ease her life some. It was so surprising. I never knew a cold would do such damage. It stripped all nerves of their coating. Makes every movement painful My dear stepdaughter had a virus that robbed her of a full life. It damaged her heart so much that she only has 33% of her heart working. Scares e when we get around people coughing with this ful being so deadly
Take care
Billie
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DEversley Premium
Thanks and I do wish you all well.

Blessings!
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Billie

Thank you for the follow - I'm doing likewise!

I read through your Bio and what an interesting life you had - sounds like a bunch of awesome hats that you have worn! Well done! I'm sure you've got a few interesting tales to tell! ;-)

Yes, life has handed you a few lemons too, but it sounds like you've got a wonderful attitude and that you are making lemonade - as the saying goes. ;-)

Just like calm seas don't produce good sailors - "Life" knows who has "good sailor" potential - and it seems to have all faith in you! The training on WA is outstanding - please ask if there's anything that you don't understand! How is your new website coming along?

Wishing you all the best and much success and health to your daughter too!

Peace to you!
Sharlee
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Bawashom Premium
You know what. I LOVE LEMONADE. Bring it on. I'm ready! Lol
Thank you for the encouragement. I just seem to put one step forward and if I'm lucky no steps back. Doesn't work every day but I love the days it works
Billie
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Billie

You are so lovely, I love your positivity - it surely has served you well throughout your life and it will continue to do so! Here's an e-hug for you! ;-) As long as there are more days with only forward steps, you are winning, and soon it will be that way, just keep on making lemonade! And ask if there's anything the WA community can help you with of course! ;-)

Love, hugs and peace to you!
Sharlee
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Bawashom Premium
Thanks for the hug. It is so rewarding to meet people like you. God bless
Billie
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redbiro Premium
Hi Billie, thank you for the follow. Thank you also for sharing your story. I am so sorry about your many struggles and losses.
My wife and I can relate with what you said. We have raised 5 children with the youngest being born with Spina Bifida. My wife and I have tried/struggled to survive on the carer payment plus my single wage for her life. Many expensive trips to hospital, and expensive equipment and supplies.
We see other people enjoying life. My work collegues going on trips overseas etc.
My wife does not get respite. She is a 24/7 carer. We can't go anywhere more than 1 night due to our daughter's toileting needs.
My holidays from work, I save up for hospital appointments.
Life is just one big expensive struggle with no relief.
Wealthy affiliate has given us hope also that we may ease the burden of life and provide better options for our daughter.

In 18 years we haven't been able to go anywhere, even a romantic meal, includes our daughter.
What I want more than anything is to get my wife's life back. Perhaps extra income could pay for someone to give her a break.

Any way, I wish you success and that the windows of heaven pour out blessings upon you and your daughter.

Have a great day. Dave
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Bawashom Premium
Your awesome parents. Not that it's a good thing so to say but we had the joy of a life with our little 3 lb bundle of joy. Good and hard for 58 years. You have been robbed of that. I know you have had good. Just loving her is the great gift from God. Care giver is a job no one can describe. It got so hard when my beloved mamma got cancer and had to relocate to my town due to my job. I was heartbroken seeing her sell her home and her things and leaving her friends of many years i gave my daughter every piece of furniture i had to be able to bring as much of her home with her as possible. I could not park he rin the back of the house all alone so we set her up in family room with her able interact normal as possible. This daughter who is hurting so now gave up her job as assistant manager of convenience store to care for her daily while I worked. Many times she and her two young ones spent the night when i was exhausted. She only got paid the little bit mamma had left after her expensive meds. She was one that fell through the cracks on our government assistance. She had the foresight to buy a burial policy so she did not need help. Things.are some better now with help. I guess. I better stop i could go on and on about how wonderful my baby girl is. Just a few minutes ago she came speeding in here in wheelchair with my morning coffee. Lol. You see we take care of each other. She is my angel and I'm sure your daughter is yours. Just a little hard to make life comfortable for all.
I hope life goes the best for you
Please feel free to visit any time. You made me feel blessed with my life when i saw your pain. There is always a new day dawning. Grab on tight and lets build a future for us
This is THE PLACE

Billie
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deanlilly1 Premium
Hey Billie, thanks for adding me to your network and I'll be following your success as well. My goodness, you and your Family have had one tough time lately. But, it sounds like you have plenty to be thankful for and to enjoy your large Family and the best of luck to you and your Daughter.
Dean
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you Dean
Thanks for the follow and kind words
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Bawashom Premium
I really don't want to have to do this,but I must take a short time away from all you wonderful friends. I have had so many of you keeping my eye on my goal and helping me in any way needed. This is indeed a great community.
The living conditions of our home have become uninhabitable since the flood in April. Our landlord did nothing to help clean up except give Jim $100 to clean three bedrooms two baths living room kitchen and dining room. Not to mention all lower cabinets. Our hardwood floors became unsealed and the floor is caving in. Thus we have a danger to Deb in her wheelchair and the black mold. Every kind of bug has invaded us. We set foggers off twice only making the bugs aggressive. I haven't had a peaceful night sleep since April.
Finding a place is proving difficult because of no car and pet policies. Places we can afford and allow pets are either worse than here or way too much. When you have to come up with rent plus deposit plus deposit for pets it's pretty slim pickins I gave landlord notice and to get our deposit back we have to get our by the 3 rd. Let me tell you it's much harder packing this time since last December when we moved here. I'm feeling my age more every day. This stress is hard on Deb. She broke her hand the other day trying to walk into her daughter's for a visit with adorable twin identical twin girls. Now she can't hold them safely. These wonderful Dr' s have no feelings. They won't have opening to set and cast her hand until Oct 4. She's not supposed to use her hand but how is she supposed to get up or any other thing she as a paralyzed person has to do. I told them that but unless a cancellation she has to wait and bear the pain. Since when did the emergency rooms not apply cast? Everything has to be specialized.
Well enough of my problems. Seems if I start telling something I can't find stopping place. I will try to keep working on my site as I get time but I am doing my chores as well as Deb's. Poor Jim has his work cut out for him as she is much more dependent on him.
I shall return as soon as possible and you will be missed. I have saved every post and question so you will still be helping me.
Love to all Billie and Debbie
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Hi! I'm so glad that you found WA! It's a great tool to learn new skills and to rebuild your life---so you can call the shots regarding the work you do. I'm so sorry to hear about traumatic journey you and your family have had. I look forward to interacting with you in this great and caring community! God bless you!
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you Colleen
I can use all the kind words and support I've been given. Today is first day in a week I can concentrate due to the flu and terrible cough. All of us have been down. Hope you and yours stay healthy.
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Caregiving can be extra tough when you don't feel well. So glad to hear that you guys are recovering from the bug. All is well with me! Have a productive WA week! I plan to do that too. :) Blessings...
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Bawashom Premium
Again. Thank you for your blessing. It's 5:25 am and I'm still up
We are going to spend the four hours from 8 to noon on deck with our five dogs to set off bomb again. The flood early summer left us fighting bugs. You name them. The last bomb made the roaches aggressive. Here's hoping we get them this time. We were also burdened with mice. Our land lord is of no help. Our beautiful hardwood floors lost all their sealing so it's like living on bare ground. Trying to find another place that's good for Debbie that we can afford is iffy. Cross your fingers and toes we are successful at this at least
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Sorry to hear that you have had so many challenges coming at you. God has brought me through a lot and I believe that He can get others through their storms too. After those storms, you'll find that you have a lot of people you can help in similar situations, as well as a lot to blog about as a result of all that you've been through.
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Bawashom Premium
Reason of no replies is I took a few months off. I'm back and have my running shoes on. Thank you for your kind words
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Glad you're back!! I'm sure you'll put those running shoes to the test! :)
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KGeorges Premium
I just read your profile and I am in tears. I am so sorry for the pain that you have suffered and for your daughter's pain. If I could suffer for you, I would take it on. You will overcome. You will succeed. You are incredibly strong. You are an inspiration to everyone. I am very thankful that to know you and your story. What ever I can do to help, please let me know, sweetheart of the world.
I am forever blessed by knowing you.
Katherine
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Bawashom Premium
I feel like I've got a big hug from your note. Thank you for the caring words my little (58 yrs) girl is the strong one. We just became proud grandparents to identical twin baby girls. I can't tell them apart except Mya weighs less than Mia by a !b. They live about six blocks away and my daughter goes to help mommie out each day while daddy's at work. She goes by her mode of operation. Wheelchair. She won't let anything stop her. I'm so proud of her again. Thank you for your kindness
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Bawashom Premium
Reason of no replies is I took a few months off. I'm back and have my running shoes on. Thank you for your kind words
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Jaunesk Premium
Hi Billie I have Amazon account but I am still checking out some of the issue so not too sure on the strip your mentioned. I know Amazon has this ads that stand at the bottom of the screen. I think you have to log into Amazon to look for the code.

I read your site again And notice that you have put up a menu but nothing yet. Your privacy policy should be on the page up with menu not mixed with blog post in category. Also there is not content on your privacy policy. Please check again.

Will see how and where to find the strip code and get back to you.
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Bawashom Premium
I've had a terrible cold for past few days. I'll get the things you mentioned taken care of in a few days. Thank you so much for the help
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Bawashom Premium
I'm not sure I want Amazon. They have posted they are discontinuing this part of their site on October. You might check this out
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for the much needed help. I will get it fixed. Thank you thank you

Reason of no replies is I took a few months off. I'm back and have my running shoes on. Thank you for your kind words
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Jaunesk Premium
Hi Billie, thanks for following me and I felt honored to be your friend in WA. I feel what you have endured, my youngest son was having a sport accident last year and was hospitalized for more than a month and has difficult to move his legs. Juggling between caring for him and work was a big challenge. He has since fully recovered. Compare to your situation , mine is just a storm in a tea cup.

Your story will serve as an inspiration to people who may have similar situation but do nothing to improve it.

Can I have your permission to share your story for my readers and also participants as I do training for NGO youth and also my sales team.

Have you set up your website? I tried to find one but not mentioned in any of your blog here?
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for your caring words. Of course you may share. My daughter is the really strong one. I admire her outlook. She still insist on taking care of me which she really does. I am unable to be on my feet very long because of arthritis in my back! And knees. She has a motor to use to serve me my supper which she fixes most of the time because of this. I love her to pieces. Years ago this young lady quit an assistant manager job to care for her grandmother while I was working. No one could have had better loving care than my mother. She is an angel God gave me.
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completeartist.siterubix.com
I can't seem to go forward. I've had help given but some of it goes right over top of my head. They know what they are relating but I don't understand the internet is language. I'm trying tho. Going over lessons again
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Maja977 Premium
Hi Billie!
Nice to meet you and thank you for the follow. It seems like your life is not easy at all and yet, with that wonderful smile on your face, you must be a very positive person and I admire that. I hope that WA will mark the beginning of a new life for you and your daughter. My best wishes to you and your family.
See you around.
Maja
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, Billie. Welcome to WA! Thank you for following me. I have followed you back. Your story was so heartfelt that it brought tears to my eyes. I just want to give you and your daughter, a warm big hug right now. You are such a great lady and I admire your courage, positivity, resilience and perseverance in life.
These qualities are the qualities of a real champion who are already destined for success. All the best to you and your daughter and may this be just the start of your future success. Take care and God bless!
Adel :)
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Bawashom Premium
Your sweet words brought tears to my eyes. Thank ypu
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DELJAR Premium
You're welcome, Billie. Have a great Monday! :)
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IDASC Premium
Hello madam Bawashom, How are you today I, hope is well with you I, just want to remind you of our discussion about your daughters health. later in the day I, will send you a message to explain more about how she will be heal. she is already healed if you are seriouse And if you love your daughter see you later.
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Bawashom Premium
I'm here
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TammiP Premium
WOW..that is some life's story!!!! You are very brave. Thanks for sharing.

You will be able to find a place in online marketing and have a much better life for you and your daughter. Everyone here is really nice and willing to help you out. You are going to enjoy yourself!!!

Best of luck in your new venture!!

T
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for the encouragement. I will try my best
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ljc411 Premium
Wow! I admire your courage and strength. And I see you're still smiling and carrying on. Good for you Bawashom. You are the perfect personification of purpose. With all that experience behind you and you having such a caring heart, you would do absolutely fine here at WA. In no time flat. I wish you all the very best for you and your family. And thank you for the follow.
Lupe
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for the encouragement. Each day has it's one step at a time. No two days are alike
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Fmarabate Premium
From your profile I can see that you have had some rough times, but your are also strong and I can tell you will succeed. Just do the training and ask any questions that pop into your head. We are all here to help. This sharing community is one of the best things about WA.
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for the encouragement
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Billie and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and with your previous experience you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 300+ blogs I have published within WA.
Rather a long profile and I'm thinking you needed to write it but Billie this would have made a great About Me page on your website.
This would be especially so if you found a niche that would be relevant to your life experiences.
Worth thinking about is it not?
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for the kind words. I have made a new updated about me for my site. I know you'll be blessed
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Billie and remember if/when you get stuck make sure you drop me a few lines via a PM.
I don't know where you live but as I'm in Scotland, UK there could be time differences.
Something to bear in mind when seeking assistance with PM's.
Enjoy your Sunday and the week round the corner.
Robert
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Bawashom Premium
I live in the Show Me State of Missouri. Central US. I will surely ask I'm sure. I'm getting closer. Just one question..just how many pages are supposed to be in a site and does that count the ones with affiliates?
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Robert-A Premium
Billie there is no set number so no limit.
I have been here 4 years and with two WA Sites I have well over a thousand posts between them.
Just keep adding to your site as and when there's a need. For example when you add a new product or service or you want to attract customers with a freebie.
It all depends on your Niche and the products within that Niche.

Hope you're having a good one over there in Missouri.
Robert
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Bawashom Premium
We're having a great couple of weeks.. usually it's hot(100-105) muggy and did I say hot. We've enjoyed pleanty of rain and temps in 80's. I remember growing up we had hot weather when school started. Called Indian Summer. We should have a beautiful faIl if rains continue.. Being an artist I love the fall colors. My favorite to paint. How is the weather in Scotland?
Have a great week ahead
Billie
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Robert-A Premium
I'm fine Billie and the weather in Scotland is gie dreich.
As a lover of words you might like to read this article.

https://tinyurl.com/scottish-words

I was quite good and at High School my art teacher wanted me to go to Art School but as we were a big family my father wanted me to work and bring in a wage.

I personally haven't picked up a paint brush in at least 30 years.
I was quite good especially portraits.

You have a great week as well.

Now I'm off out into this dreich weather lol.
Take care.
Robert
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Bawashom Premium
Please don't waste your talent. My mother didn't start painting again until she wasted so many years. She was so talented. I have some talent but I work at it . I treasure each and every picture I have of hers. I'm sure your family would treasure your work also. Don't Rob them off your talent. Much luck to you
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Robert-A Premium
I don't want to paint now Billie.
I concentrate on my writing and been doing that ever since I learnt how to.
My family do tell me I should write our life story as I'm the one they come to when they want to know anything.
Mainly because I've been blessed with a great memory.
I also have 100's of articles saved in folders so i will never run out of material to put on my websites.

You be lucky as well and have a good week.
Robert
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Bawashom Premium
Bless your life. I do hope you incorporate you art talent with your writing talent. God blessed you with it. I don't spend a lot of time on art as answering my messages took care of that. I do miss it
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Robert-A Premium
I don't have a lot of spare time either Billie as I earn an income from Mentoring/Tutoring people such as yourself on Internet Marketing and all it entails.

A lot of WA members who have now left are still in touch for the odd tip or piece of advice so I'm kept busy and earn a crust or two along the way.
You take care.
Robert
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Bawashom Premium
That's great. Keep up the good work
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Bawashom Premium
What would it cost to get my site done. Frankly I'm about to quit. It's been too many years out of school and too many people right on top of me so to speak and a 22 month old hellion running up and down the hall. My place in this good forbidden trailer is living room. And that's where TV is . I have no place to be by myself. I think if I saw my site made I could figure out how to make others. I probably couldn't afford that anyway. Just wondered.
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Robert-A Premium
Sent you a PM Billie.
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Cindyda1 Premium
Proud, courageous, caring lady! You are a success story already! Thank you for connecting with me. I am honored to follow along with you toward your goals. I have no doubt you will do whatever needs to be done and accomplish all your future goals. I don't think it's in you to do otherwise!
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Bawashom Premium
With a daughter so precious I have to succeed and I will. She takes this life delt her without complaining or why me. She's the one that's brave. Thank you for the caring support
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MargaretMus2 Premium
Hello Billie
You are a real inspiration. After going through all that, your attitude and goals are exceptional. I genuinely pray that you will get the desires of your life. You are so selfless.
I am so blessed to be in your network.Thank you for following me.
I wish you the greatest success,
Margaret
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Bawashom Premium
However sweet you are. I know every mother feels for their child. She is 57 and I have loved here since she came into this world. Two months early and a 3 lb joy. I never touched her or held her until she weighed 5 lbs. Six weeks old and brought her home in a doll dress. I guess that had a part of my feelings. They don't run nurseries that way today. My great grandma baby identical twins born week ago and weighing 4 lbs and 3 lbs went home today. I pray not too soon. Each time I see Debbie struggle with anything I find a way to make next time easier. She's my baby still. This virus took her life from her. I resend it so much.
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Bawashom Premium
Hi. MIKE
S sorry to hear of your trial. Hope you continue to heal. I can't believe my active happy daughter struck down by a cold virus and what's scarier they could find none like it. That's why they named it Debbie's virus. Can you imagine going through one spinal tap but three!! My stepdaughter had same thing only it settled in her heart causing death of 60% of her heart. How that changed their lives. I wont let anyone in the house if I detect a sniffle. Be cautious as your imune system is still out of balance. Good luck and God bless you
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MikeLong Premium
Hi Billie,
What a story, I'm so impressed you are working to do something to make things better. Also feeling blessed as I had a 5 month long cold this winter. It put me in the hospital with massive vertigo finally when it got in my inner ear. Still don't have balance back all the way. Now I'm feeling like I was lucky.
I wish you all the best and will pray for you. WA could be a very good place for you and I sure hope it works out.
If I can do anything to help please don't hesitate to ask.
Best Regards !
Mike Long
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Bawashom Premium
Please if your out there I received a very large (17,000) list of questions with answers. I thought I'd saved them but apparently the grimlin that puts half of WA emails in inbox and other in spam is playing games. I really would like to receive it again. If any of you friends know this friend please let me know. Thank you,. Billie
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Olina91 Premium
A wonderful story about a wonderful strong woman! Welcome to WA and thank you for the follow. I have no doubt that you will be very successful here. You can find a lot of help and support here from the community. It is a long learning process and it has proven success Wish you all the best.
Olina
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Bawashom Premium
You are so sweet. It's friends like you that keep me focused
Bless you
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for the kind words. They keep my spirits going forward. I've been in same spot for weeks now. Just keep reviewing and asking and failing to grasp. My mind just doesn't grasp like it used to. I made some homemade popcorn balls and a glass of buttermilk and I'm rarin to go again. Thanks again
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for the kind words. I think I got on the right track today. Keep your fingers crossed
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Olina91 Premium
Keep going. Repeat the training that you didn't understand. Ask questions. It's not easy, but it's possible for people like you. One day you will have AHA-moment and everything will fall in the right places, Do not give up. Stay focuses. Our energy goes where is our focus. Focus on positive. Prepare to work hard for one year before you will see the result- this is the process. This is not getting rich overnight scam. Read success stories. Stay in touch, All the best!
Olina
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Bawashom Premium
Guess what. The aha moment came today after any reads and re reads. Thanks for your support
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you. I most certainly will. Thank you for asking me to
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you. I'll pop right over
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LadybugLove Premium
Sooo sorry for all your troubles Billie! Quite a load you're carrying. I actually have a load of my own right now too.

Will be putting you on my prayer list, if that's okay with you. I do believe God sent you here for help. Everything happens for a reason.

Hang in there and keep in the training here. It will help you build a future for you and your daughter if you keep with it. Just take it a step at a time. Each step in your journey counts.

Try to rest. You can't work and focus when you're tired and weary. You have lots of new friends here who care about you and wish to help.

Will be following you.

Blessings on your journey dear lady! Hugs!!

~Evon :)
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Bawashom Premium
How could I go wrong when I have an angel watching over me thank you
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Bawashom Premium
You send me sites to help me on any and everything. Over 17,000it showed. I put it in a folder from you but it never got there. I've searched every folder and on your page. Will you resend it. There were couple I saw toward the top I wanted to read. Thank you. Billie
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LadybugLove Premium
Who sent you sites? It wasn't me.

Check your private messages, the little envelope at the top. Maybe someone sent them to you. I'm not sure.

:)
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Bawashom Premium
I should have said questions with answers
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happyalpaca Premium
Thank you for the follow and here is a follow back. OH MY but you have a story! Are you writing a book? You need to and there are many ways to get it self published. That could be some income for you. Welcome to WA and I am believing it will be what you need to start your online business. Mary Jo
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Bawashom Premium
How very sweet. Maybe I could choose publishing as a neiche. You aren't first to encourage me there
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WLG Premium
Greeting Billie,

Pleased to make your acquaintance thanks for the follow, I returned the favor by following you. I Pray that you and your loved ones are in the best of health and doing great.

I would like to take this opportunity and welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate. May Our LORD And Savior Continue to Shower His Abundant Blessing UpOn You Always.

If there is ever anything I can assist you with just let me know; ok?

To God Who Is The Head Of My Life, I Give The Glory;
I Praise His Holy Name;
Hallelujah and Amen;
Respectfully;
Your Brother in Christ;
William
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for following me
Your kind words warm my heart
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RuMiSch Premium
Thank you for the follow. I find it incredible to find someone with your age in this stuff, I admire your capacity to overcome. Be aware that this here may take a year to provide you with a good income, but I believe you can achieve it and I wish you the very best!
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Bawashom Premium
It may well take more than that but I'll try. My daughter will undoubtedly end up in a nursing home. She gets so littledisabilit. It takes both our income to rent the cheapest we can
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ThomasTay Premium
Hi Billie, I really respect you for being so positive in your attitude towards life. At the age of 84 years old, you continue to seek life and care about your girl. The world need people like you. It is my pleasure to know you online and I have a lot to learn from you, Your Positive Attitude. Cheer my friend.
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you. I don't feel strong but her welfare for rest of her life keeps me going.
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for posting the like. My best to you
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mattered68 Premium
Hi Billie,Thanks for the follow and the opportunity to be a part of your network.You have certainly lead an eventful life and it saddens me to read of your trails and tribulations that you have experienced and endured.I wish you every success here at Wealthy Affiliate in reaching your dreams and goals.
All the best,Matt.
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for caring I hope to get this going quickly. My health isn't the best. I'll keep trying til I can't anymore. People like you here keep me on right track. Thanks again!
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Bawashom Premium
I have to share my last 24 hours.
I stayed up all night writing a page all about me. I had edited it twice and saved it. I was going thru my gallery for an appropriate picture and I could never find it again.
Everyone thinks I didn't save it. I know how to save. I've used computers in my one of work many years. I've written programs in the beginning when it was basic not machine language.
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I decided to get some sleep. When I woke up I had no emails. Even the messages for help were not answered. Maybe everyone was sleeping in. Of course not! I found all my today's In SPAM.

FORGIVE ME IF I DON'T RESPOND. they may be somewhere else. There were 134 of my emails put into spam

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DoYourBest Premium
Wow - thanks for the follow - what a fighter you are - my heart and prayers go out to you - I hope you find the help and assistance you need - I have always looked beyond the doctors because I generally could not afford them - to nature health and education have been a great blessing to me - all I know is the more you can lean and do the better you heath will general be but sometimes faith has to come in when nothing else is working! I will pray for you and your daughter! Good day.
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Bawashom Premium
You are so right. If I didn't have my strong faith I could have collapsed. I think I found that faith when Debbie a cute three year old had a river rock in her mouth of course I didn't know it. She started to tell her brother. When she said look ste ....she swallowed the rock. She immediately started turning blue. Jim and I rushed her to hospital where they had to remove it as it was too large to pass. During surgery Dr decided to remove her appendix as it was much too large. He said it would cause her trouble in her teens. We sat by her bedside for hours. The nurse seeing she was in so much pain gave her an over dose of morphine She started turning blue again. I felt helpless but her daddy went up and down halls until he found oxygen. The nurse did nothing. She was crying and nervous. My child was dying so I put my big girl pants on and prayed for His help. Immediately the Dr rushed in the room and gave her a shot of adrinilian in her heart. She started breathing right and soon was concious. I know my faith and her Daddy's strength brought the Dr there in time. This child was so special to me of course being a girl after two boys but she came into the world at 7 months at 3 lbs. She is reason I'm here and reason I will succeed
Forgive the ramble. When I think of my (58 yr old ) little girl I get things off my chest
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DoYourBest Premium
Thanks for some more of the story, have you thought of writing a book on your trials and faith - it would help many other people and it would give them hope and faith too! You can do it very inexpensively or publish it yourself as added bonus to those that join with you in WA - the choice is yours.
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jed2017 Premium
That's a great idea! I know I would enjoy reading it. You have a very good way with words--probably from your mom, right?
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Bawashom Premium
I refinished my article. It's from 1934 to now. I had so many many jobs etc Would you mind reading it and telling me if I am doing anything right. I don't know quite how to send it as it's a draft
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DoYourBest Premium
Thanks - I think many would enjoy reading her story. If you were talking to me about my words - my writing needs work but my speaking is much better, than my writing. - Good Day. All I know is that my mom or dad - never did write!
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Bawashom Premium
I just need someone to say I'm on the right track. Is it top long 1900 or too much. I.hate to publish it without an opinion. Thank you for caring
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DoYourBest Premium
Here is a page for some help and a video to explain more on how to use and find your drafts etc. https://workonyourbestlife.com/how-to-find-your-drafts-on-wealthy-affiliates
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Bawashom Premium
I only have 1 draft there. I must have created in wrong place my
Post and drafts are listed when I log into site manager
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for the most wonderful help. I followed it so easy. Great One
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DoYourBest Premium
any time - good day!
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despatis Premium
Dear Billie, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Success with your course, keep on track and let's stay in touch.
Desmond
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svaata Premium
Nice to meet you! I read your story and I'm happy that you found this place as creating new income online is possible to everyone.

It is a big help in the internet world that you're good with words! It brought a smile to my face when you said that you say that your first husband needed a dictionary to talk to you. I can relate to that. :) Words are you ally!
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for the kind words about 84. Truth is it's my wedding picture in November 2006. I was a widow 21 years til I met Gale and three months later we were married. I had two son's give me away lol. Lost that sweet man within six years with Alzheimer's. Dreaded horrible disease.
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VitaliyG Premium
Sorry to hear about all of this Billie.
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for your kind words. I'm still trying to find how to set up my SEO. I can't follow video because of my eyesight. I have to get the darn things fixed. I'm so not wanting to have my eyes operated on but that's silly. Everyone does it. LoL
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VitaliyG Premium
You can always read the lesson description Billie, this will be a good alternative to watching videos.
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garydlc Premium
Hello Billie

Thank you for the connection, I will follow back, nice to meet you.
I wish you all the best in achieving your online goals here with using the world class WA platform, and would like to stay in touch and network, as the opportunity arises.

All the best
Gary
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AussieDan Premium
What a story I'm I wish you all the best and my heart goes out to you. I think you have the motivation to make whatever you put your mind to happen. Time and dedication. Also I believe if you put your story on a crowdfunding website and would be quite easy to get some media coverage, these days that could also really help and it's free to set up.

Best wishes

Aussie Dan
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MsMerry Premium
Billie, I think the honor is all mine after reading your amazing profile. There is no doubt you can do this and you sure don't look like you are 84!!! I just love you to bits already. Stay focused on your training ( like your Mom would tell you) and complete each segment. If you have a niche already ( something you are passionate about sharing and can make some $$ with) start with the green button. If you want to market Wealthy Affiliate then go to Bootcamp first. There are so many ways for you to make money online Billie, and you are in the best place to learn that.
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Loes Premium
Hello Billie,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network. That's a hell of a story and you are a remarkable strong lady!

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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AnthonK Premium
Hi Bawashom, thank you for your support and follow. I am also new to the online business environment like yourself and excited about being part of the WA family. This is a wonderful platform for growing an online business and I am encouraged by the accomplishments of members of the WA family. It is also confirmation that the WA System is working, producing results as long as we are doing our part. Wishing you success and lots of blessings with your goal to assist your little girl with her medical condition.
Kind regards
Anthon
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Billie,

I really hope that being here with WA will provide the means to help your daughter. Here you will find people from all over the world and from all walks of life, it is an interesting cocktail for sure. Also when needed you will find many clever people here who will gladly help you. In total a great community.
I always tell the new people I meet here in case you need a good source for writing have a look at my WA post on the Spanish priest and the world library, amazing information to be found there.
Thank you for the follow and all the best.

Regards, Taetske
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna show some love back by sending you my positive words of good health, wealth, and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay determined, dedicated, and discipline Peace
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VitaliyG Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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amdysart Premium
I truly hope this will ease things for you both you certainly deserve a break you have had an extraordinarily bad run. You will do so well at this and have this community support as well. Great that you found wealthy affiliate. I will follow you and help to spread the word of your web site. The very best of luck :)
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I a adding a link to my thought for the day - hope you enjoy. if you wish visit my site and leave a comment:
www.addictionrecoverypros.com
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botipton Premium
You have a very powerful story. I know with what is here that you can replace the feeling of having work to do in a job. There is a lot to do and learn here. If you do the work and go through the trainings you can reach your goals of helping yourself and your daughter.

It is there before and with your drive and determination I know you will do good and thrive here.
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for your kind words. You know God and friends like this community and you make it easier to sleep at night. Right now we are in a really tight place #s my daughter's xhusband who was taking care of her physical needs of lifting etc won't be here for awhile. She is stuck in house as the ramp for wheelchair wasn't done and she can't get inside if she gets out. We shall prevail tho!!!!
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ttabor Premium
Hi Billie, thank you for connecting. Thank you for sharing with us your heart feeling life story. I admire you positive energy and drive of a person decades younger. Terribly sorry reading about Debbie. I pray and hope that it is solution leading to her improvement and/or recovery. Wonder where do you live? Please keep in touch. I will PM you tomorrow.
Warm regards.
Tom
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for your kind words. We live in Neosho Missouri
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antonetteC Premium
You are an inspiration to us all the strength that you give everyday I'm helping your daughter you will also be able to take that strength to help others if anything that anyone can do for you myself and all at wa please do not hesitate to ask and welcome to the community and also the family.
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Dmk71152 Premium
Welcome to WA - lots to learn here- stay focused - go through the Certification Courses first - you will get confused or frustrated from time to time - ask lots of questions - people are here to help you. 

HERE ARE 3 WA'ers Training Posts - they helped me - one is vocabulary you use here - one is a detailed use of your dashboard to find anything you will need - one is a plug-in to add to WordPress - that will help you build your sties. Hope they help - they did me This one I wrote - deals with how to "close" for the result you want. Stay with it - you don't need a wish of good luck - you need a plea to study the material and stay at it no matter what - it will change your life and hopefully the people you touch with your message.

Dave


Seems like you have lots to learn as I did - ask lots of questions and stay with it. there are many on here that will help you.
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bubbletokki Premium
First, I just wanted to say, that it's great to connect on here, Billie! One of my old boyfriend's mother's name was Billie! I just love that!

I hate to hear about your daughter! I have spine issues as well, but thank goodness I don't have paralysis, just some nerve damage and slight hand mobility issues, due to arthritis and the nerve damage. I surely hope she is on the road to recovery soon, very sad to hear about all of your losses, Mrs. Billie.

I truly hope you find success here! If you ever need any help with Wealthy Affiliate or with your sites, please be sure to let me know! Just send me a message or leave a comment on my profile and I'll get you going in the right direction.

Best of luck to you!

Sincerely,
Heather M.
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you. I'm sure with so many good people in this I will achieve my goal
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cwelliver Premium
Billie Welcome to the incredible world of Wealthy Affiliate. The information here may seem overwhelming at times, but follow the path to success. Two crucial trainings that will build the foundation for your success are the Getting Started and then the Affiliate Bootcamp. Follow the path that has been used by others to success and you will succeed.
The second bit of advice is begin to work on your network of connections. Follow people as they follow you. Your network will prove to be a most valuable resource and will come to your aid along the way. So I have followed you to watch your progress, why not follow me in return?
Here is to your SUCCESS within Wealthy Affiliate, and everything that is offered here for you. -Dr. Carl Welliver
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VitaliyG Premium
Hey Billie, I wanted to stop by and personally welcome you to WA. Rest assured everything I mentioned about them is true :)

Whether you're here to build a business, a website or just want to learn and make money online, this is the only place that will show you the best ways to do it.

Here are my 2 quick recommendations on getting started out the best possible way:

1. Please complete your account sign setup. This is just a simple 1 minute process that will better help myself and WA know more about you and your goals. I'd like to get to know you better and help you get going.

2. After you've done this, check this page out: (I think Kyle or Carson already recommended this). This is where everyone who joins WA should begin as it will explain everything.

The course is the most important part of WA. It will guide you to success!

And that's it!

Believe me when I say this stuff works. Just follow the instructions and if you have any questions Billie, feel free to leave them by just posting a reply here. I usually respond within 24 hours and will be more than happy to help you out!

One last thing I want to mention:

Currently you're a Starter member of WA. This is completely free and you can do a lot of things such as build 2 free websites, get access to training and the online chat, among other cool perks!

If you see that WA and it's training is something you'd like to continue, I would highly recommend upgrading to the Premium membership. It's usually $47 per month, but if you sign up within the first 7 days of joining WA...

1. You can get a 59% discount ($19 for the first month).

2. I'll send you my personal guide to Reaching Your Financial Independence in 2017. This guide is based on my EXACT profit generating techniques I've used with WA. If you are serious about online business, you need to have this. :)

3. You get access to my personal support, 24-7. If you need help, you can be sure that you can fire any questions my way. I have been in the Internet marketing world since 2006 and have likely seen it all! In short, if you have ANY questions, you can come to me anytime and I will help you out (if I can't, I promise to find you the answer). You can count on that.

Certainly this is up to you Billie. For now just check out the recommended things and see how it works out :)

Talk to you soon!

Vitaliy
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