... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.


I must say that I am still reeling from the news yesterday that I have been invited to speak at the 2019 World Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Congress this coming September 9 and 10 in Dubai.

I am more than humbled and honored. I intend to present a speech/lecture/interactive story telling event entitled : A Parent’s Perspective: Incompatible with Nature-A Mother’s Story. 

For those of you familiar with my story, (Amazon location English version: and German version: you will surely cheer for my opportunity to influence esteemed doctors and caretakers to be conscientious, competent and compassionate for their patients. And to above all else leave their egos outside the hospital doors–you’ll get the full meaning of what I am referring to in the Chapter of my book entitled Shame on You.

Should there be any parents, patients or anyone affected by any health issue present,  I will stress, stress, stress that we not only have the right, we must be proactive in our healthcare–under no uncertain terms may we leave anything to chance especially when we are dealing with white knuckle medical situations.


I will tell them as Daddy always told me: “There ain’t no givin’ up and no givin’ out,” and I will feel his presence urging me on as I spread his message in a land he’d never been. 


I will tell them as Mama always told me: “Have faith,” and I will feel her presence and call her afterwards.


I will tell them as I always told my son: “Believe in miracles! Only a Force greater than we counts the stars!

You know, sometimes in life we find our purpose through our pain. Telling my story is mine. Though my son and I suffered, truly suffered–his condition is found in 1 out of 100,000 people–we survived. My son is alive and well and for this I will be something more than eternally grateful.

What I know to be true is that it is my responsibility to pay it forward.  If I can help to save the life of one person–just one–then I will be truly blessed. 

Wish me luck.