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Friday, April 5, 2013

Lorraine Nelson's Everyday Heroine

There is a young woman who works at a grocery store in Moncton who I admire. I don’t know her name, although I’ve read it on her nametag several times. She has Cerebral Palsy (I think) and works full-time. She sits on a stool, the only concession to her handicap, and runs a cash register. 

She is a professional…prompt, courteous, and friendly, regardless of the snickers from those waiting in line or the people who stare and look down their noses at her. This woman is a valuable member of the work force. Her drive and ambition does not allow her to rest on her laurels. Instead, she has carved out a spot for herself, and I know it couldn’t have been easy. Just watching her walk is pure torture. I feel for her. I hurt for her. But I do not pity her. People need to understand that those hampered with disabilities can live full and productive lives. 

All I can say is “Bravo!” 

I, too, am disabled. The most difficult thing I had to face in my life was accepting that I cannot do all the things I used to do. At least not without enduring excruciating pain for days afterward. But I can write. J To craft believable stories that people are buying and reading has made life worthwhile for me again. 

Do I wish I had my health back? Of course! 

Am I any less of a person because of the disabled tag? No!
I’ve worked, raised a family, and catered to the needs of others all my life. I was considered the strong one, the practical one, the go-to person for everything. And you know what? I still am. J

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Lorraine Nelson is a multi-published author who lives in rural New Brunswick, on the east coast of Canada. Always a bookworm, she’s read many novels of romance and mystery over the years, finally deciding to put her pen to work at writing one.

“To write romance and romantic suspense is my dream come true, although my mom says I was born with an avid imagination and pencil in hand, crafting stories from an early age. Now my children have grown and have lives of their own, I have time to indulge my passion for writing.”

Lorraine lives alone with an independent yet affectionate tomcat, enjoys spending time with her three sons and five grandchildren, with a sixth due in December. When not at the computer, you can find her spending time with family, gardening, baking and, of course, reading.

Lorraine’s books are listed on her website. You’ll find blurbs, excerpts, reviews, and purchase links there. http://lorrainenelson.weebly.com

She loves to hear from readers. You can keep up with Lorraine’s releases by visiting her at the following locations:

Website - http://lorrainenelson.weebly.com

Blog – http://lorrainenelson.wordpress.com

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, it brings to mind unsung heros in my own daily life. Those who would not be the obvious choice for that role. But through existing and striving, perservering daily in the things that many take for granted, everyday tasks, which might be a challenge for them. They are heros. Thanks for helping me see the heros surrounding me:) You yourself are inspiring as well!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! What a wonderful compliment. :)

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