|Jan Rose and Steve Bartlett. Photo by Crystal Sincoff.cc|
Please watch the video I posted it below. I found it on YOUTUBE, it's a duet sung by Katy Perry and young Jodi DiPiazza. Jodi was diagnosed as autistic at the age of two, with not much hope given to both of her parents, that she'd ever talk or even understand...but, she has surprised everyone.... Never give up on yourself, says I. [Jan]
I remember these lyrics in Katy Perry's song, 'FIREWORK'...'You don't have to feel like a wasted space, You're an original, cannot be replaced'
This reminded me when I was also given NO hope in 1999, I was diagnosed with M.S., and it was recommended by my doctors to have a spinal fusion...AND, something went very. very wrong, during surgery leaving me a paraplegic, unable to walk or move my left side. All the doctors would say was...' 'Whoops... and, put me in a nursing home.' They said later, when I walked into their office, 'I was a wonder'...'they did not think I'd ever move my arms and legs again'.But wait...., here come's the best part, the very handsome HERO of this story...none other than our awesome leader of BARTLETT ON BASS....Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, himself, yeah!...and, I was saved from the dreaded nursing home by BARTLETT ON BASS.
I talked everyone at the hospital, into letting me go to rehab instead of a nursing home, and giving me at least a chance to learn to walk again. Steve came everyday, and helped me walk...and, we were NOT married at the time, and, he did NOT have to....he just did it out of the kindness of his heart....'WOW..What a special guy', says I...'O.K.,...I'll marry you.'...and, the rest is history.
Enjoy this amazing and touching video. Thanks, Jan