Rissa Watkins

Spinning Yarns in the Desert

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Happy 6th Re-Birthday To Me!

Today is my 6th re-birthday. Six years ago I got the bone marrow transplant that saved my life. I can’t believe it has been 6 years.  It seems too short a time for what I have gone through and yet…
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With Friends Like These, Who Needs Disney?

As most of you know, I was hoping to get some passes from Walt Disney World for my up and coming vacation. Unfortunately, I was denied. No big deal, I had already expected to charge part of this trip. I…
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We’re going to Disneyland/Disneyworld!

No, that is not a typo. That’s right, after an eight-year drought my family is going to not just one Disney park, but two! I am going to dust off my Mouse ears next month when we head to Disneyland…
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Rare Disease Day 2017

Today is rare disease day. A rare disease affects fewer than 200,000 people in the US. Only 5% have treatment options. Most have no cure. I have/had several rare diseases: Severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum while pregnant, PH positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia,…
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