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Friends and family are uniting to help Jamie get back on the road toward financial independence! Thank You for your generosity!

Dear Friends,

Please help us raise money for our friend Jamie. Your gift will help her to get back on her feet financially and allow her to facilitate and online audio course that when completed, will certify her to become a Nutritional Coach. After all, Nutrition, Diet and Well being are not new concepts for Jamie. At forty nine years old she says, "I've been doing this my whole life, I've had to!"

At the age of seven Jamie was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. For two weeks out of every year, while some of her friends were playing soccer or at the beach with their families, Jamie was being schooled at the Joslin Clinic in Boston and the Clara Barton Diabetic School for Girls in the Berkshires. Learning about Nutrition gave her the tools and discipline to become her own nutritional coach at a very early age. She continues to fine tune the direct relationship between proper nutrition and diabetes.

Jamie went on to start a brilliant career in Hairdressing that spanned more than twenty years. She trained with some of the top stylists/colorists in the country. Her enthusiasm and passion for styling was infectious. What Jamie did next speaks volumes, she took her training to another level and became an educator. Teaching, inspiring and motivating many young stylists to become great at their craft was something she thrived at. All of this came to a sudden halt when she suffered two retinal detachments and hemorrhaging in both eyes. Juvenile Diabetes had other plans for her and Jamie went completely blind for four years.

Fast forward six years, fifteen surgeries, twelve detached retina's and the unfortunate loss of her left eye. This is not something that is going away anytime soon. Her most recent surgery in April has left her completely blind once again. As it stands now, until the blood clots in her right eye dissipate, she may still face yet another surgery. In spite of what Jamie has gone through, she refuses to give up hope. Her determination continues to inspire all who love and admire her.

A dear friend introduced Jamie to The Integrative Institute of Nutritional Healing out of New York City, and that they offered an online audio program. After further research, Jamie believes that this program will be a positive step in the right direction for her future. Your generosity will not only benefit Jamie to become independent again, but will also help to open new doors empowering her to do something she's always been great at...educating and helping others.

Thank you all for your generosity, prayers and especially for spreading the word to help our beautiful friend Jamie on the road to a new and brilliant career as a Nutritional Coach!

God Bless.
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