May 24, 2011

YOU. @AnissaMayhew.

I started following @AnissaMayhew on twitter nearly two years ago because she was smart 'n funny. Then she had the stroke(s) and coma. With thousands of others I watched all this unfold online...I read her husband's updates, I got the TEAM ANISSA t-shirt to help support the family and the rehab, and I cheered out loud to see her back online. Of course she's had no idea who I am, but to me... she's like a hero. Because her last tweet before the stroke was about feeding the world's hungry with soup. Hands up if you remember this?

So imagine my excitement when she asked me to guest post on Aiming Low. I just about filled my shorts up. My post is called The YES-aholic. Go see it now!!!!

Here's seven things I think are cool about Anissa:
  1. She's friends with @IamthePeachy1 in real life. That alone tips the scales into the land of cool.
  2. She's unfettered by the trappings of expectation.
  3. She's now an accomplished lefty. 
  4. Adversity has not defined her; it has made her more her.  
  5. She was awesome on Oprah
  6. She's smart 'n funny. Already said this.
  7. She cares.

Anissa is the founder and lead editor at Aiming Low,  and also blogs at Free Anissa.
"Now stronger and more determined" is a quote from Anissa's guest blog at Women on the Fence.

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  1. Great picture for a great person. Maybe do a newer "Team Anissa" tshirt with this design??

  2. OK. I can totally consider the world a perfect place. JC has animated Anissa. Heh. not to mention I will have to sell my liver ( for like a nickle due to our 80's escapades to pay you off for the first thing on that list. She is indeed an awesome person. She wins the "look what I can do" contest hands down, and I will always make sure to say completely inappropriate things no matter how big and famous she gets, because to me she's just my friend, which means a heckuva lot to me. Thanks Niss.. Great Job JC. You rock !

  3. LOVE the rendering! I can almost hear her running people over for calling her "inspirational." LMAO.

  4. Thanks yo Sandi for making sure I knew the funny that is JC! You complete me.

  5. I remember that. She's a survivor, that's for sure!! Great job, JC! You're amazing. :)


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