Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lindsey Inserra - What a Lady!!!

I am very fortunate to have met Lindsey Inserra and her incredible mom Bonnie. Bonnie will be honored at The DREaMS in the City event to benefit The Diabetes Research Institute along with Larry Inserra on May 17th. Lindsey, their daughter is our Honorary Chair. I wanted to share something that one of Lindsey's friends posted about her on yourtruehero.org Website. Lindsey and her family are incredible people and I am thrilled to know them.


Lindsey Inserra

Lindsey Inserra has been one of my best friends for 4 years now. She was diagnosed with the most rare case of diabetes that some doctors had ever seen. Her condition involves blood-sugar levels that are both the highest and lowest that have ever been recorded. Lindsey has been all around the world to see doctors and specialists, and she has been a part of many "practice surgeries", but she is still struggling every day with her condition. She now has a pump in her stomach that is supposed to automatically release insulin, as her body needs it. The pump fails often, and when it does work, Lindsey is in a lot of pain, because the pump rubs against the inside of her stomach area. She has endured many hardships with her disease over the past few years. The most recent problem was that her body was rejecting the pump. Her family got permission to get the pump removed, but they were denied when they requested getting the pump put back in. Lindsey can’t live without her pump, yet through all of the hard times, I know that I can always turn to her. Her family is incredible too. They take people in that have no homes; they are helping to raise a child that is not their own; they always throw parties when we have nowhere to go after a dance or on a holiday; they offer their home to anyone in need; I know that I always have someone to turn to.


Aside from being my hero, Lindsey is without a doubt a hero and role model within our entire community. She is so special to me and I wish I could have her positive, optimistic attitude. She is so caring, and compassionate. After all of the pain and suffering, and the near death experiences that she has been exposed to first hand, in four years I can honestly say I do not think that I have seen her once without a smile on her face. In addition to Lindsey’s disease, she has had many other issues to deal with over the past few years. Lindsey’s parents got divorced a few years ago, her brother had liver cancer; her mother has bad asthma and is ill because of it occasionally; and her mother’s fiance recently passed away due to cancer. If you knew Lindsey, you would understand why she is so amazing. Her happiness spreads to everyone around her. Lindsey is truly inspiring and she is a hero…. My hero.



Submitted by:
Jessi Zolotorofe


Lindsey wishing you the best!!!!!

Have fun! I always do!

RISA

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Top 7 Reasons I haven't responded on time to your Bar Mitzvah Invitation

So chasing people who haven't sent in their "stamped self addressed" response cards is NOT fun!!! Here are some of my favorite reasons people gave me for not sending them in when requested.....

TOP Seven

1. I am a Tax accountant and was very busy....

2. Who is Risa Pulver?

3. I am a realtor and Sunday is my busiest day....

4. I never saw the invitation..... (gee i never got it back from the mailman)

5. Are you sure its ok to come maybe its only for family (gee why would we have invited you then???)

6. What is a kiddush?

7. You know how things go... people get busy and you know how it goes.. (WHAT DUH???)

Amazing how tricky it is to write your name and make a check or an "x" or write a few kind words and stick in the ole enveloperuni.. lick the envelope shut and place it in the ole mailboxaroni???


Have fun! I always do!

RISA

Catching Up and Caramel Apples

To all my faithful readers.. Sorry I haven't written in a long while. So I happen to think that a Caramel Apple with Peanuts is about the best dessert ever created. OH OK Strawberry Cheesecake stnad a close second but can't touch the Caramel Apple. So while in Florida I ventured over to Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale and stumbled upon Kilwins, a purveyor of the most decadent candies and ice creams. The window was full of all these delightful treats and when you walked into the shop the smell of the freshly made waffle cones nearly knocked you out. I set my sights on this Caramel apple... bought it... and just cut into it (back in NY now) and let me tell you it is delicious!!! Probably the best I have ever had. Not that I eat these often.. Probably once every few years.. SO if you are in the Fort Lauderdale area I highly recommend Kilwins for some yummy treats...

Have fun! I always do!

RISA