as told by her friend and fellow church member, Shirley
Vernelle is beautiful inside and
out. She always has a smile on her face ready to greet you with
open arms even when she is in intense pain. She reminds me of a
real southern lady. Vernelle and her husband have been married
for 59 years!
When Vernelle was diagnosed with multiple myeloma she was told
that she had approximately 3 years to live. That was 7 years
ago! She has outlived two sons. She lost one son to a heart
attack 10 years ago and another in 2008 to cancer.
Her spirit is one that will snatch up up and entice you to sit
for awhile and chat. She and her husband were always at church
until recently. Her crushed vertebrae are causing her intense
pain and she isn't able to attend for the time being. But I
know as soon as she is able, she'll be back. I recently sent
her a card. The next time I saw her, she gave me the biggest
smile and said, "That card helped me more than you'll ever, ever
know. Thank you so very much!" I'm sure getting the cards from
SAC will help her much more than my single card did!
December 2009 Feature
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