Last night I had the priviledge and honor of spending time with a special friend, I have not seen in many years,the Invisible Disabilities association had their 4th annual awards banquet and fundraiser, this amazing organization was created and run by my dear friend Sherri mitchell connell and her husband Wayne,she and I grew up together in Grand Junction,Co.. I had not seen her in 30 years it was an emotional and wonderful reunion for us both. The other parts of the night included meeting author and speaker Luis Mantalvan and his service dog Tuesday, as well as meeting several people making a lot of new friends,besides seeing Sherri and supporting I.D.A. I was given the opportunity to adress those in attendance and tell them about my life and why IDA is so important to me. yes I got emotional and cried during my speech and afterwards was told I had inspired many in the room. this was a night I will never forget, and thank Sherri,Wayne,and IDA for the privilidge and honor of sharing my thoughts.