I want to thank my husband Jim for helping me through my many years of
sclerosis and the recent colon cancer. I want to thank my sons David
and Michael for their tolerance and support through this ordeal.
want to thank the people of Mountain Chapel for their loyal support
through these difficult times. I also want to thank Mountain Chapel for
their awareness of handicap accessibility issues in the restoration of
the sanctuary and the upcoming plans to put a ramp to the podium for
people with disabilities.
most of you know, I have been involved in two issues for many years.
I’ve been in the universal health care campaign through the
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) which advocates for an
effective and equitable heath care system. I see universal health care
as a justice issue since people who lose their jobs should not lose
their health care.
transportation is another issue I’ve been passionate about
for many years. For me the issue is that people should be able to get
town without driving a car. It’s good for the tourist
industry, it’s good for the economy, and it’s good
for the quality of life
for all citizens of metro Birmingham.
now I really want these things to continue. These movements are
important, and I’ve been dedicated to them for so many years.
I hope that the people here will understand their importance and carry
my final words, I would like to remind you to get a colonoscopy so you
can avoid this
horrible cancer that I’ve died from.
have loved all of you.