Shirley is an absolute God-send! This system has done nothing short of save my life. I know that sounds a bit melodramatic, but consider that at least 10 times a day, I would want to jump out of my chair and run screaming down my driveway! This system allows me to keep my sanity. Having the ease of ERICA has enabled me to escape from the reality of my disease.. . even if only for as long as I’m on it. It allows me to communicate the function I miss the most, it allows me to stay connected to the world, and it has enabled me to finish my manuscript. Gosh, it came along just when I began to experience real despair as pushing around my wireless mouse was becoming too big a chore for anything longer than a couple of sentences.
I thank God for Shirley’s dedication. It’s rare to find such selflessness in people these days.
Thanks for your interest in her story. It needs to be told.
Also, please mention in your article that the work of Voice For Joanie exists totally on the generosity of individual donors. Shirley spends a good deal of her time soliciting funds from corporations, organizations, etc. to keep her work going, so please pass the word.
She sure gets a lot of mileage out of that little five-foot frame of hers!