Susan M

I met Susan through her now deceased husband, Art. Art was severely physically disabled from polio early in life. He was never psychologically disabled thanks to the love of Susan and wonderful parents who raised him like a poss-ability not a dis-ability. I worked with Art and Susan through their organization. Art was an empowerment coach, teaching people with all kinds of challenging circumstances to live life superior to conditions that often can provoke us to succumb to the ultimate dis-ability, "I can't." Art trained thousands of people in "I can" by his example and through professionally conducted workshops.

Susan married Art for his total being and commitment to humanity. I know her to be a person whose dedication to service is of "royal" caliber. She is currently completing a book which Art wrote about his childhood years. I believe this book will be a "lighthouse beam" for all persons living with any kind of serious physical, mental or emotional challenge. Susan is a hero for me. She has lived a life of love, dedication and service in most extraordinary fashion. Thank you Susan.

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Christopher B. from Miami, Fl MAY 12, 2009
That was an amazing thing you can ever do to your brother I'm happy for you!

Edwin M. from MIAMI , FLORIDA APRIL 14, 2009
That is a wonderful thing you did for your bro!

Dheeraj from Delhi JUNE 11, 2008
I am happy that selfless love still exist in this world. Well done.

Minnie V. from Irvine, California USA FEBRUARY 29, 2008
Bless both of you. You are a compassionate person. It takes a lot of courage to do what you did to help a loved one close to you. Just remember good things happen to good people when you least expect it. Your the best!

Dan from Manila DECEMBER 3, 2007
I wish to have the kind courage you have.

Clearisa L. from Saint Lucia SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
This is really "Love" in its true essence. Meetng the true needs of someone else. Hats off to you. It is better to give than to receive.

Kirthi V. from Bangalore, India AUGUST 22, 2007
Hats off to your selfless heart...great courage! May good happen to you always.

Joan S. from United Kingdom AUGUST 20, 2007
Hi there glad you could belp your brother. I've just lost my daughter and I am absolutely devastated, glad someone had a happy ending. All the best for you both for the future.

Aileen C. from Philippines AUGUST 15, 2007
Hey! I salute you for being so loving to your brother. I hope that you may live both your lives to the fullest and I wish you a good health and a prosperous life. Love makes all things possible. I do believe that the greatest love is the one towards a family. If I may be in that situation, no hesitations, I would be more than willing to be an instrument in lengthening my loved one's life.

Mel. D from India JULY 26, 2007
The writer is both a blessing to the family and is truly blessed to have got an opportunity to show such selfless love. In my case, my mom passed away too quickly before we could even decide on the next steps. If life were to throw up an opportunity, I would say grab it to help others. I love your website - this is what life is all about.

carly s from alabama JULY 15, 2007
You dear writer truly understand the meaning of family. You are a truly inspirational person.

Michelle C from Malta JUNE 8, 2007
This story really touched me deep down!! What a wonderful sister and great love. May all brothers and sisters be like you dear. While I wish best health to the brother, I wish to tell this unique sister you are a most precious jewel. Well done!

Chinwe O from Hungary MAY 21, 2007
yes, that's the word...LOVE! how much it can do...I am happy you were brave enough to make the decision and give your brother the chance to live. Bless u now and always!

Vimi G from South Africa MAY 9, 2007
Dear Writer, I also donated my kidney to my beautiful sister who is 25 years of age. This act of love has certainly changed our lives. Just to see my sister healthy, without pain and alive is a blessing. My handsome nephew (17 years) passed away 6 months ago, and his organs were donated. We miss him dearly, but take comfort in the fact he made his mark in this world at this tender age by helping two people to have longer life. Bless you & your brother.

seth from Ghana, knust-kumasi APRIL 23, 2007
I've been in a similar situation to help my father, but he died seven months later.

junaid bin masood from rawalpindi MARCH 25, 2007
hello dear writer! i hope that you are fine.i have read your story.it really shows all you wanted to say.you are a very good person.may God shower his blessings no you and your brother.take care and bye!

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