Hi my name is Maggie Reese! In short I am a Christian, wife, mom, author of Runaway Mind, writer, like to redo furniture, massage therapist, esthetician, student, public speaker, and a softball mom!
Monday, October 24, 2011
NAMI San Diego Event
I got to the NAMI San Diego group early so I could talk with a few of the members and maybe learn something from ask the doctor. It was nice to meet some new people. I didn't gain any new insight from ask the Dr. but I saw how much it helped others so that was a huge plus. The speech went really well, the Q&A was great, and people got their book at the end. I even had a girl sing to me at the end of the event which made a couple of tears come out. Her father had bipolar and she was so touched by my story. I also had a lady come up to me with an already signed copy of my book. "Maggie I can't thank you enough for this book. It has helped me have hope to cling too. You gave this to my brother when you bought your piano!" A few weeks ago I had bought a piano from this cool guy named Damion at the Salvation Army. He and I had gone back and forth on the price of the piano and I got it for half price. He wanted to know about my background with music. I told him how I grew up playing and now I needed one in my home to help with a way to release stress because of my bipolar. Damion said, "Wow that is crazy, my sis has bipolar!" I told him I would drop off a book for him and I did. It was so amazing that weeks later here was Damion's sister with tears and her hands clutching hard to the book. Later that month I got the Young Advocate of the Year Award for NAMI San Diego! Maggie