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      Hello, my name is Lindsay. I am 15 years old and from California. I was diagnosed with Graves in 2004. Most of you might remember me from the seminar last year in SD. The reason for my post is my mother, Linda, and Nancy Patterson, thought it would be a good idea to create a teenage support group. If you are a teenager or a parent of, then WE WANT YOU! Please contact Nancy or reply to this post. Or you may contact Linda @ linda.adamson@dlapiper.com

      Looking forward to meeting new friends,

      *Lindsay*

      Anonymous
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        Hi,

        This is the first time I have ever posted anything to a bulletin board, but I think I am at a loss for what I should do. I am a parent of a 16 year old daughter with Graves and we are also located in California (Santa Barbara area). I would very much like for her to be part of your support group. The problem will be to convince her that there are other people out there her age experiencing the same things she has. I think sometimes she feels she is going crazy and nobody understands her. She has been a relatively good student and suddenly hates everything about school, peers and life in general. Any insight you could possibly give, from a teen perspective, would be greatly welcome.

        Anonymous
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          Hi there… If you would like to discuss more regarding our support group, Please email Linda.Adamson@dlapiper.com
          I can give you my number then and our kids can talk offline. It has really helped to actually talk about the issues they go thru and how much it has helped me as well. Hope to here from you soon
          -Linda

          Anonymous
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            I was recently contacted by a mother and felt this was a good opportunity for us to get back together.
            When we went to the seminar in SD we met some wonderful people who supported us immensely. Well its that time of year again, the seminar is coming soon. So before we all get there and meet up with all those wonderful Graves Warriors who help us out a daily bases, I wanted to throw open the communication line again for us to talk or just give a us an update.

            Lindsay is doing great, her levels are normal. She has been working hard on vocal career. We went to Los Angeles in Jan and she placed in the top ten singers of the year in her for age group of 65 contestants.
            She recently cut a demo, so we are hoping to get that going. She has also been working on acting, she has been doing a lot of auditions but it’s a hard gig to get. Yet we continue.

            She has also been working on the school newspaper and has her own advice column “askLindz”
            She is also writing an advice column for our local newspaper called “High School Confidential”
            So feel free to ask Lindsay advice on how to handle graves from a teen standpoint. It just might help you both out. I can give you her email address if you send me an offline request.

            If you are on the fence about going to the seminar…. DON’T MISS IT!!! It was the most wonderful, supportive, overwhelming 3 days I have ever had. The support and the information you get is bar none. I am so looking forward to seeing you all again.
            -Linda

            Anonymous
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              also those who are struggling with school due to Graves.
              Please look into the 504 program, ed.gov or google 504 Disability.
              We have been enrolled for the past 3 years and will cover util you finish college

              Anonymous
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                It is so wonderful that Lindsay is doing well and successful for a young woman her age. I’m so proud of her with her singing. We would all love to hear her sing at the conference. Looking forward to seeing you there and getting to visit with Lindsay again.

                Diane B On-Line Facilitator

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