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Introducing myself and my journal: No Longer a Victim

About Me:
I am a 65-year-old disabled woman, living in beautiful Ashland, Oregon, USA.. I was born into an Irish-American Catholic family, and have five brothers and four sisters, Although we were poor, I was able to attend parochial schools and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1965. When I was 16, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Luckily it was a non-cancerous tumor, but the side effects of poor equilibrium, double vision and slurred speech got worse as I grew older. Although I did go to college - San Jose State University- and received a B,A. in Speech Pathology, I never worked in the field. Instead I did a number of unrelated jobs, until my disabilities became so bad, I couldn't work, While planning my 60th birthday, I had a massive stroke, leaving me in a wheelchair with a weakened body and very garbled speech. An amazing thing happened with the devastation of this. I WOKE UP. Not only do I want to MAKE life happen for me, I want to join the rising up of women globally, ready to claim their human rights I enjoy reading, writimg poetry, surfing the net, taking senior classes and growing spiritually.

My Passions:
Spirituality, Poetry

My Challenges:
Daily living skills, speaking to be understood

My Vision for the Future:
The rise of women globally, including disabled women, bring peace, harmony and equality to the world.


mrbeckbeck's picture


Hello and welcome Noreen!
Thank you for joining our global community. I'm delighted to have you here with us. Your story is incredible!

If you'd like some tips for making your way around our site, I encourage you to look at our FAQ page ( and the Getting Started Guide (

I encourage you to be bold here and make connections with other women from 190+ countries. We're a very supportive network, and people will be glad to exchange heartfelt communication with you.

Again, welcome! I look forward to hearing more from you.
Best wishes,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Saving Angel's picture

Can't wait to read some Poetry!

Hello Noreen! Welcome to the family! You have joined such an amazing and empowering network that works together to promote female empowerment and eliminate violence in all facets! Together we can connect, communicate and collaborate!

Now that you've joined the network there are a few things I'd like to encourage you to get involved in. There are a few current programs that you can get involved in to spread the word about women's health and education - as well as their empowerment. They are:
Digital Action Campaign -
Maternal Health Campaign -
Girls Transform -

These are just some of the amazing opportunities that this network has presented you with. We urge you to get involved and share your voice with us all! We look forward to reading more of your pieces!

Much love & respect xoxoxo

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Welcome to Pulsewire! I’m so

Welcome to Pulsewire!

I’m so glad and excited to see you in our community! Thanks so much for joining us, you are always free to post to your journal and add comments to others posts too, this is where we can freely contribute for the betterment of women and children all over that world. Please feel free to browse through our group section and post to the groups you decided to join.....On worldpulse everything is free...just be yourself.

Welcome again to our PulseWire Community and I look forward to seeing you more in here!!!

Warm Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia


Sarvina from Cambodia
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