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Bragging Aunt Lisa at it again!


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Lisa Salberg
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  • Bragging Aunt Lisa at it again!

    In December my nephew, John, graduated from college with his degree in elementary education. Yesterday he got his first job as a 4th grade teacher! He will finish the school year for a teacher going out on maternity leave. This position is in one of the best school districts in NJ - Westfield (a bit of a drive but thats OK!). This is a wonderful opportunity for him and I am very proud of his accomplishment!

    I also know that my sister would be bursting with pride. Since Lori died we have a little saying with John and Stacey (MIAWY- Mom is always with You!), I know Lori was with John as he entered adulthood with his first job in his chosen field. I can see her smile from here.

    I am so very proud of John, not only for getting this position but for his choice of career - he wants to teach elementary education, an area that is lacking in male teachers. I know John will be a wonderful role model for hundreds of children.

    This ends the bragging of today - stay tuned to this station for future episodes of "Proud Aunt Lisa"

    best to all,
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

  • #2

    Please extend our congrats to John as well. You have every right to be a proud, bragging aunt!


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    Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness


    • #3
      Congradulation John

      We need more good teachers, have a wonderful time

      Diagnosed 2003
      Myectomy 2-23-2004
      Husband: Ken
      Son: John diagnosed 2004
      Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

      Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


      • #4
        Congradulations John

        Lisa you can brag here anytime , it is great bragging material . I know Lori is proud. John is lucky to have you there to support him as a second mom.

        Best Wishes.

        Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
        Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
        Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
        SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
        [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
        Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
        Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
        Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin


        • #5
          Congratulations and Best of Luck! Linda


          • #6

            After working in a school district for a little over 10 years, I saw first hand how elementary children need a supportive teacher. They rely on their teacher in so many ways. Such as getting a compliment, a hug, and making them laugh which some don't get at home. You wouldn't believe what this means to a child.

            Thank you, John, for caring.


            • #7
              The impact on children by a great teacher can not be surpassed. Congrats John!! And Lisa too, for helping him realize his dreams. Best wishes to all.

              It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

              Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.


              • #8
                Congratulations to John (and aunt Lisa! )

                Our school district does not have a male teacher K thru 6th grade! He really is needed in that area! Great choice, and I am sure he will be a great teacher!
                mom to Andrew(HCM) 21 years old
                Diagnosed \'95 age 5
                Myectomy \'96 age 6
                ICD implant \'99 age 9
                First ICD shock (X2) \'04
                ICD replacement surgery \'05 age 15

                *And aunt to 7 year old Kenny who had HCM and suffered sudden death in gym class. (2/20/87 - 4/6/94)


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