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  • My Heroes

    10
    Dear Ellen,

    I love your show, I watch it everyday. I just finished watching the story about Drew Brees and the two friends. I bawled like a baby, I am so glad you were able to share that with the world. You use your forum to do so many good things. It also impresses me that you are an astounding business woman. The world could use more people like you.



    I wanted to tell you about two of the heroes in my life. The first one is my 76 year old mother-in-law, Rosalie Taylor. She raised four beautiful children and has been a part of my life for the last 40 years. She has inspired me to be a better person through her actions. At this moment in time she is the total care giver for my 81 year old father-in-law, he has Alzheimer's. A devastating disease I know about first hand, my mother passed away because of it. Mom T fixes all of his meals, cleans him up, administers his medications, exercises him, everything. I know she gets very tired, but she never complains.



    They lived in a beautiful home in Preston, MO for 16 years. They tried to sell their home for 2 years, but were unable to. The house is in the middle of a forest on a rock road and a 30 minutes or more drive to almost everything. Not everyone wants to live that far from amenities. They loved it, but it became apparent that staying there with my father-in-law being ill, that the situation had to change.



    That brings me to my second hero, my brother-in-law, Jeff Taylor. He knew his parents were suffering and he said forget the house and come to Dallas, TX and live by me, he lives in Murphy, TX, just outside of Dallas. He found them a very nice one bedroom apartment 3 miles from his house. My in-laws sold their vehicles and for the last year he takes them to all their appointments, shopping, etc... He is fortunate he is an entertainer, he plays a beautiful trumpet. He has time during the day between rehearsals and bookings to help them with whatever they need. He is always there for them. Jeff and his wife in the last few years have purchased two cars from my in-laws to help with their bills. Unfortunately when they moved they were still making $900.00 a month house payments and added the $1,100.00 payment for the apartment to their already tight budget. They live on Social Security and my father-in-law's pension. The kids knew their parent's were financially strapped and did what they could, but it wasn't enough.



    Jeff is a cancer survivor, he was diagnosed 8-10 years ago with severely advanced stomach cancer. He has since had lymph nodes removed that were cancerous, but he remains positive and upbeat. Recently he has been diagnosed with an Aortic Aneurysm and I believe a misshapen heart valve, it is hard to know because he doesn't like to complain. I get most of my information from Mom T. He started the Tinman Band a few years back and they are very popular in the Dallas area. He signed with an agent a couple of years ago that keeps him booked, but if he is unable to work he doesn't get paid, something I know you understand all too well.



    He is always willing to help out in his community, he has played for cancer benefits, donating his time and expertise. I am not sure how often because he doesn't like to brag. One other interesting caveat he played at Bill Clinton's brother's wedding during Bill Clinton's presidency. He got to meet the president and got a signed trumpet case and great picture with the president. He has also traveled a lot of the world to play trumpet. He feels very blessed.



    Jeff hated to see his parents so strapped financially that recently he purchased their home in Preston to get them out from under their house payment. He also saw my father-in-law deteriorating and he and his wife invited my in-laws to live in their home, they plan to move in two or three weeks. He doesn't have a lot of money, but it is a good income and his wife works as well. Their house is not tiny but they could use some more space, it is about 1700 square feet. Their son has rebounded and moved back home a few months ago. He plans to move out in Jan. Jeff's wife works from home, so space is at a premium. My heart goes out to my wonderful family and I know the stress they must be under, but they are managing very well. They are just rolling with what life gives them and doing the best they can. That and the extraordinary things they do because they love and care about each other makes them heroes.



    I hope this is not too long and I appreciate the time you have taken to read this. Thanks so much and I hope you and Portia are doing great.



    Oh by the way, I have recently moved to your home state of Louisiana, Youngsville, and I love it here.



    Sincerely,

    Mary Taylor

    (337) 573-7053





  • A Dark Mind set in The Age of Science.

    5.5
    We the progressive people live in muslim countries face much problems to deal with the people .

    They have black and backward mind set in the age science . we suffer from dangers . I hope u can do something for them.
  • Ellen and Loni Love

    9.5
    These two make the funniest team I have seen in a long time.

    The show rocks with you too.
  • ellen's dj

    8.0
    what happened to the dj tony?he was my favorite an was wondering why hes not on the show anymore.
  • Everybody should have a figure 8 bodychain

    10
    My name is Trudy and I live in New Zealand Ellen,I have been watching your show for sometime and enjoy that you try to improve the quality of peoples lives and their health. I thought you may like to know about the Figure 8 bodychain. If you wear the bodychain around your waist, and lose weight you have the luxury of taking it in link by link. Eat too much and you have to take your bodychain out link by link. A phsycological disciplining product and fun. Affordable as you pay once and no products required. A purely holistic product that has worked for myself, my daughters and several friends. Even a friend who needed to put weight on! Everybody should have one. Its affordable.
  • Loving

    10
    Ellen you always put a smile on my face. You are such a wondeful spirit. Whenever I'm depressed or feeling blue I know just what to on Ellen's show.

    I only smile because I lost my beautiful grin to diabetes and high blood pressure meds. If only I could grin again and feel the pleasure of a wondeful smile. My grill is messed up right in the FRONT of my face where I can't hide it unless I put my hands in front of my face. But watching your show still make me grin.

    Love you your mom too!
  • beth jacobs

    10
    Ellen you are awesome. i watch you every day. one day it would be a blessing to see you in person but that probably wont happen because im poor but i love you
  • you are my funny hero.

    10
    Ellen I am one of your biggest fan. I watch you everyday and your show brighten up my day. Ellen from the time you come out me laugh, you inspire me and you make me jam in my seat. My name is Jackie and I am currently suffering from many illnesses and many days I am in so much pain I can't wait for you to come on to have that hour of relief. So' thank you for doing what you do and keep up the good work because you are the best and one of my heroes. lov Jackie
  • One of the funniest person on TV since Lucy!!!!

    10
    You, Ellen, can always brighten up my day.....because I know how deeply you care about people and their personnal struggles....I have a request of you....

    I have a young cousin (47) who has had many issues with weight loss....three years ago she tipped the scales at 340 lbs.....she has lost a total of 155 lbs.....and she did it all with diet and exercise!!! Bettie now has all this extra flesh which she can not get rid of with exercise alone.....she is in no position to afford what it would take to pay for the surgery that would be required....It would be so wonderful if you would consider helping Bettie achieve this final step to her goal....she is such a wonderful person with such a big heart (the only thing big left on her) that I would love to make her wish come true...



    Sincerely.....Cousin Lynda
  • my life as Melissa

    9.0
    Dear Ellen first of all my name is Melissa Navarro i am a huge fan of ur tv show i just wondered if u would be the one to make my dreams come true i live with my mom my two sisters nd my brother my oldest sister is the only one that works my dad isnt really there for me he has his own life. i always wanted to meet you and Justin bieber i would love to own everything of justin bieber but my family dosnt have enough money for me to get everything i would desire its not easy for me to see something of justin bieber nd not being able to take it home .i would like to make a diference in the world but im just wondering for your help to get me started

    love,Melissa Navarro
  • Brilliance. Absolute brilliance.

    10
    Brilliance. Absolute brilliance. I haven't seen such performances on tv since the time...I can't even envision a time when I had so much fun watching this show. Highly recommended!!! I love the movie based on the music, story, direction.All these three are very good.I love love this movie very much.
  • I can't believe I actually enjoyed this!

    8.0
    I can't believe I actually enjoyed enjoyed enjoyed this! It's like one of life's guilty pleasures. You know you're not supposed to enjoy it that much but you can't help enjoying it. I can't believe I'm typing this but long live The Ellen Show. You have one more (secret) supporter here!
  • I find the Ellen show to be actually the best show on TV. She can always pull you out of any bad or sad mod you are in. Her dancing and sharing the applause back with the audience is so unique, I have never in my 51 years 10+.

    10
    I was involved in 2 car accidents 1 Nov15/99 and another Jan19/2000 and have been left to live with a lot of pain that is only going to get worse as time goes on. Only her show takes my mind completely off my pain. Now I keep the tapes and on weekends I rewatch the shows I taped. No matter how many times I watch her I always notice something I missed the other times. Seeing her live would.... she won't be Canada and The Big Check for $800 a month to live on I'll never save for a trip. She is The Queen of Comedy like Elvis was King of rock and roll. She's a very special lady with a wonderful gift and she shares it with everyone.She will always be my idol she can actually make me forget about everything and laugh and love her forever. Scale of 1 to 10 she is 100! Have a Very Mery Christmas and I know 2006 is going to be an even better if it's possible. Me and Sargent(my dog-he doesn't it though)curl up and watch her all the time.
    God Bless Ellen,
    Your devoted fans,
    Wendy & Sargent
  • Ellen you and your staff are the best.

    10
    Ellen and staff I want to just to say great job. I know im noone, but i watch you everyday and I only wish you were on two times a day So I can have the best in the morning and the afternoon.
    All the stuff going on in this world and it brings me smiles watching the show and ellen does that for me one hour out of my day. Great job and keep up the good work.
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