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Hi everyone. It's your friend, Ellie. I promise a long blog tomorrow with all of the updates. Thank you for all your prayers... I think they are working.

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  1. ♡♡♡♡ !

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  2. I've been stalking this web site waiting for an update. I pray continually for your road to recovery! So very grateful to see a short post!
    Love and prayers,
    Karen

    Karen

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  3. I am so glad to read this! I was so scared to click onto the link in case it was terrible news.

    Thanks God.

    I've been in touch with Stephen A getting updates.

    x

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  4. Happy to know you are a little better !!...claudiag

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  5. Dear sweet Ellie, I have been in a similar situation for the last 5 months in San Francisco and there have been days where hope was impossible to find, faith impossible to feel and my heart, so easy to find gratitude even in the dark times, impossible to see. And I laughed when I heard your prayer at Notre Dame.'I've said that prayer many times. I think God is fine with a " fuck" here and there for emphasis. I keep mentioning, in my prayers, that i'm SO done with the concept of God only gives us what we can handle". ENOUGH! Anyway I too am sending prayers and many blessings your way. I hope someone has outright asked you to please do what you can to please choose life. We all need you hear and miracles happen once we start to tell God we WANT to live. Choose life even in your worst moments. Pray, pray, pray. You are so special and though I don't know you personally we are a lot alike... Especially put love of Paris. I have booke my annual flight for September though I had to cancel last year, and I am CHOOSING that I will be better. My plan is to get myself out of the direction of " I hope I make it" to " I'm going to make it and be in my beloved Paris this fall". I wish you Godspeed and please know that you are thought of and loved by many. Stay strong and pray. It seems as though many are doing the same. God bless.
    Ps. Can you be taken to hear the organ practice at St. Sulpice? That's where I love to hang. Much love, Michelle

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    1. God bless you Michelle (with a "fuck" here and there)! Such women as you and Ellie give us strength

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  6. So happy to see a post from you! Continued prayers for your healing.xoxo

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  7. Hurray! I have missed hearing your "voice". I am so happy for you for any improvement. We will wait (maybe not patiently) but we will wait for you. Sending good wishes and love!

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  8. Ellie I am so incredibly happy to see your blog. Thank you my friend. Holding you close to my heart. Linda

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  9. Love and hugs -- and ongoing prayers for you dear Elli :)

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  10. I have never left a comment before - but have to say I am blown away. You're still here! It's a freaking miracle. I am so happy for you and your family. Goodness gracious woman you have some tenacity. Well done!

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  11. Never commented before but just had to. What wonderful news - you're still here! I'm so happy for you and your family. Goodness gracious woman you have some tenacity! Keep going Ellie.

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  12. Wooo HOoo!!! So glad to see a post from YOU!! xoxoxoxoxxooxo

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  13. So, so, so, happy. Now there are tears. I was praying so hard for you last night . . . for you and your family. I want you to have a lot more time together and I want you to feel as good as possible.

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  14. Good to 'hear' from you (saw your message on IG too). Looking forward to the blogpost tomorrow. Stay strong.

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  15. thank you, thank you, thank you, Suz from Vancouver

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  16. Thank goodness. I'm so happy to see this and I will continue to pray for you.

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  17. Ellie!
    We love you!
    God bless you!
    Leso in Sweden


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  18. And I won't stop praying until you are completely healed.

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  19. Can't wait to read your words tomorrow I've missed them terribly. Have also missed your culinary consult as I made clam chowder this weekend and had trouble finding input that didn't involve someone trying to prove what an insiders take on New England they have. Pretending to be a New Englander is my thing, damn it.

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  20. Ellie, you have so many blog "friends" who miss you and pray for you. Looking forward to your update. We have all been most worried.

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  21. Oh wonderful!!! This post has me smiling and has set the tone for the day. You have come to mind often for prayer. I want to see our prayers answered for a full recovery. I believe in miracles. Why not what do you have to loose but the awful ALS. Anonymous Cherry

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  22. Yay, go Ellie! Great way to start the week this morning, by seeing your post!

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  23. You have NO idea how happy I am to read this post, Ellie. Love you to bits, beautiful !!!!

    In_the_capital

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  24. I am happy to read this. Looking forward to the news tomorrow!! joao

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  25. So glad! You're in my thoughts and prayers daily!!! Please update us. xoxo

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  26. Thank God, what a relief. Thank you for posting. I've been thinking about you and praying for your strength and recovery.

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  27. JOY JOY JOY....relief.....LoVe.....made my day!!!!!!! xoxoxoxox please get your rest, I checked here every day ~
    :-)))))))))))

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  28. So glad to hear it!!!!! Amazing! xxoo

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  29. sooo good to hear !!! Carolyn From Vancouver

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  30. Fabulous!!! You keep getting better, and we will keep praying and toasting to your health!

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  31. Oh, Ellie! Seeing this post from you, YOU OF ALL PEOPLE, makes me so happy! (Reminds me of La Contessa but caps are required here.)I have been checking daily, sometimes more than once or twice. I haven't been appointed to speak for everyone, but I am comfortable in doing so. WE have ALL been worried and anxious for you. Peace and blessings on your road to better health. Much love coming your way.

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  32. What a fighter you are!!!! Love and courage from Sweden!!!!/ Hillevi

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  33. We love you kiddo. Bon Courage. xo

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  34. I'm so happy. We all love you. Big kiss darling. Lenice

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  35. Oh my God! Praise the Lord, Ellie!!! I have been checking your blog every day looking for updates! The old adage "No news is good news" fought with my fear of 'not knowing'!! I hate that black hole!! Anyway, thanks for letting us know and take your time getting better....just an occasional high-five is all we need right now!

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  36. I have been checking here and instagram constantly hoping for some news about you. Soo many of us are praying for you to improve. Glad to see you in your wheelchair! xoxox Judi

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  37. That is the best news possible !!! So glad to see you writing, even these three little sentences are beautiful. Can't wait to hear more. Prayers will keep coming loaded with love.
    Good for you, Ellie!

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  38. Thank you for your post......big prayer from Souther Californis ....!

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  39. OMG...I am so happy to see this post, dear Ellie. You are thought of often with hope that you are improving. Bless you and all who care for you, pray for you and love you. Sally

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  40. Looking forward to your blog. Have been praying hard!!!! You've got this Ellie!

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  41. To hear you sounding "chipper".... what good news of the day.....
    Looking forward to next entry.... Bless you, bless you....

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  42. SOOOO< HAPPY TO HEAR THIS!!!!
    WHAT A VIEW!!!!!!!
    NEW APARTMENT.................
    WE LOVE YOU!!!
    XOXOXO

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  43. Thank God! Looking forward to it...but don't wear yourself out!

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  44. We will keep on praying Ellie and you keep fighting!!!

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  45. Thank heavens!! I breathed a sigh of relief today when I opened your post! I know there were hundreds and hundreds of other readers doing the same thing. Can't wait to read tomorrow post . . . welcome back!

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  46. Ellie, this is terrific news! We'll keep the prayers coming! <3
    Marilyn from Lacey

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  47. Oh Hurray! I(and I am quite sure many more) go to your blog everyday, sometimes more than once, waiting for those few words you just wrote. We are here and sending our healing thoughts and love every moment of every day.

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  48. Thank you for letting us all know that the good thoughts are working and you are able to respond! I have been so anxious to know how you are. With love, C.

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  49. So glad to hear from you! I've been thinking of you constantly!

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  50. Oh, Ellie, Honey, it is so good to hear from you! I've been checking here daily, holding my breath, hoping Heather would update us, your people. But, it is so much more wonderful for news to come from you! Keep up the brave fight, lovely girl, we need your wisdom, taste and snark back! Sending you warmth, love and sunshine.......

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  51. Thank God! Can't wait!
    Couldn't stop thinking and praying for you:)
    XO

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  52. Dear Ellie,

    So happy to hear from you. You have been in my thoughts often & I've prayed you would get your strength back. Please take all the time you need to get well & thanks for checking in with us.

    Barb (Canada)

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  53. ELLIE!! So glad to hear from you. What a fighter! I hope you are feeling better and i hope your family and pets are doing good. Still praying.

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  54. So happy to hear your voice - really worried about you girl! XO

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  55. So happy to hear from you. R xx

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  56. We miss you! And are worried sick about you.

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  57. Beautiful Ellie...sending much love and heartfelt prayers to you and your family. IT is heartwarming to see your new post! hugs to you!

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  58. Ellie, I prayed for you today, and I stopped praying for myself a year ago. I hope that the photo means you are better. I hope also that the feelings of loneliness have passed. If love and prayers and good wishes could cure, you would be doing cartwheels right now.

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  59. Thank God for that!!! Have been logging on daily to see if there were any updates....i only wish you the very best. I don't know you but have been following your blog for a number of years now - you have great mental strength and i know you can make it.
    Cannot wait to hear some positive news.
    Wishing you all the best
    Giada

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  60. Wonderful news!! Been checking every day. xo Marianne

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  61. Thinking of you often Ellie, sending love and prayers..

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  62. This is great news!
    I just read The Vintage Contessa's blog post this afternoon and she is doing something really wonderful...I hope all your readers will pop over and participate.
    Look forward to reading your post tomorrow...stay strong Ellie there are lots of us praying for you to get well.

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  63. Glad to hear you are still with us!!

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  64. OMG! Such joy to hear from you! I'm sure I speak for all of your readers when I say how worried we've all been. Keep fighting and we'll keep praying! much love!

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  65. God bless, Ellie! It's so good to hear from you. If prayers are helping, count me in!! I'm looking forward to tomorrow's post brave girl! Hope hope hope you're feeling a little better. B xx

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  66. So sorry to read of this recent turn of events. I've been thinking of you often and am very encouraged to see that you will be able to give an update. As I've taken care of a family member with ALS, I've seen how important the emotional aspect can be, and it's so crucial to be in an atmosphere that is loving, supportive and attentive. Glad to know you're back in Paris. Bon courage...

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  67. Thank you from all your readers! I've been praying for you and checking for updates. So happy to read that you are doing better,

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  68. Thank you from all your readers! I've been praying for you and checking for updates. So happy to read that you are doing better,

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  69. Ellie, This post has made my day! Looking forward to tomorrow's post!!

    Renee in Northern California

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  70. STILL praying HARD!!!!! And thankful to hear the prayers are working!!!! May God bless you all and give you strength AND patience to deal with the devilish "inferno" your VERY MUCH LOVED sister is giving you!!! You are loved, SHE is ADORED, and we are all, I AM SURE(!!!) checking and hoping on updates of any kind! PLEASE, Ellie, we miss you!!! I MISS YOU :-(!!!! I need somebody to delight me, shake me and make me laugh until I cry, like you only know how!! Love, Gloria

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  71. Hallelujah!!! Such fantastic news!!! I am SO RELIEVED to hear from you and SO GRATEFUL that you're #StillAlive (good grief) and improving!!! Thank you, God. XOXO / Nancy

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  72. Ellie, I'm so glad to hear from you -- I've been thinking of you several times a day, Sending you and your loved ones lots of love and energy
    XOXO
    Sabrina in Port Townsend

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  73. So thrilled that you are better our prayers are answered
    Love from Naperville il

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  74. That big whooshing sound you here? It's the sound of people all over the world, breathing a big sigh of relief....

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  75. That big whooshing sound you hear? It's the sound of people all over the world, breathing a big sigh of relief....

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  76. The best news I've heard today! Much love, you have been on our hearts! ~Brenda

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  77. Dear Ellie So looking forward to it.R

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  78. Good to hear. I need an Ellie fix. Hugs and healing being sent your way.

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  79. We are all cheering for you. 💕

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  80. Wonderful to see your post Ellie. Healing prayers and thoughts continuing.
    Jill

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  81. wonderful! thinking of you all the time. well wishes showered upon you and your family.
    AzVogue101

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  82. God! My heart skipped a beat when I saw there was a post... Half scared to death... About what news it may have!!! But what the hell..I'm misty eyed Ellie to hear from you. You don't know me Ellie but I am sooooo happy to have you back... Waiting for a long post tom

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  83. Wonderful news, can't wait for your long blog. All of the prayers from your faithful followers
    around the world have worked. Yipee.

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  84. Hooray! So happy to read this! You are missed!

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  85. I am so glad you're still here! I'm smiling and I hope
    You are too!!!

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  86. It's great to hear from you. :)

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  87. Thinking of you every day. So good to hear from you!

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  88. I'm so happy to hear from you. We are l so very worried. This is the best news I've had since Heather wrote a few weeks ago.

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  89. Very glad to hear this. Can't wait for more.

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  90. Phew! Been checking everyday since the last post. So happy to hear you are well or better.

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  91. Hi Ellie, I'm not an habitual prayer , but you have certainly been in my daily thoughts. I do think we all have a guardian angel who takes care of us, and it seems yours thankfully has been doing their job properly. Keep up the good fight, stay strong and you'll get there. I'll even send my guardian angel to help out . I always read your posts, but don't very often post a comment, but your few words today touched me. To use your humorous sayings ' I might even say a prayer for you,' Take care from ... a blogging friend in France.

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  92. we all miss you and of course hope that our prayers are working

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  93. I have been so worried about you!! Come on people let's break the Internet with #stillalive. Let people know Ellie is a force to be reckoned with!!

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  94. God bless you. It is so wonderful to read you. Looking forward to the post.

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  95. Wonderful news. I am anxious to read tomorrow's post. XOXO

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  96. Best news!
    Love from Pitsburgh,
    Robbi

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  97. YAY!!!!!!!!! We love you Ellie! We'll keep praying! xoxo Janet in Macon, GA.

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  98. I think about you often. I can hardly wait for the update.

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  99. Keep your head up Ellie. #StillPraying

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  100. I am SO glad to hear from you! I have been thinking of you daily and praying for you!

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  101. So happy to see this and your instagram photo...thinking of you and yours constantly. x

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  102. Sending love, peace and prayers. And write on!

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  103. Prayers are being heard and answered. Please more news

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  104. Sending you much peace and love.xob

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  105. Hang in there my friend! I know you are the best match ALS has ever met! I'm betting on you! xo

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  106. Yes!!! Love and continued prayers for you and your family...

    xo xo Loreen

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  107. so glad to hear; have been keeping you in thoughts and prayers this makes me happy :)

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  108. Bless you, save your strength for you. We will patiently await word from you when the time is right. The picture said a thousand words. We love you and appreciate all that you share and give to our worlds.

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  109. Wonderful! I have so missed you. Have been praying and praying for you. Much love to all of you.

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  110. best news....EVER!! bless your sweet heart!

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  111. The best news I have received in a while! Continue to get well. I am looking forward to your "long blog" tomorrow. Hugs, hugs and more hugs from Olivia.

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  112. Wonderful to hear that. Looking forward to the update. Ellen R.

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  113. ❤️🙏❤️ You have a wonderful soul Ellie...keep up the fight!
    Thanks for making me stronger ❤️
    Hugs from Monika

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  115. Thank God! I pray for you and your family every day. Peace. cheryl

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  116. You've been on my heart. Bravo! xoxo Mary

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  117. Happy to hear that you are still hear! Looking forward to reading your post. Take care.

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  118. It is wonderful to hear from you Ellie, and happy to hear all of our prayers are working. You are a trouper, keep hanging in there!

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  119. Praise the Lord, when I saw your post this morning I cried and they were happy tears. I continue to pray for strength, and comfort and love. Love Jill

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  120. So, so happy to see this post! I am sending lots of positive vibes from the bay area. You, Ellie, are a goddess.

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  121. So happy to hear from you and yes we are all praying for health and happiness at this time in your life.

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  122. Amazing grace, Ellie. So good to hear from you. xo, Ardith

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  123. Dear Ellie,
    So relieved to hear it. I was wondering about you yesterday and pretty concerned.
    I hope to meet you one day when I get to Paris and you are living a miracle.
    Love,
    Candace

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  124. Sending healing thoughts your way.

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  125. So glad some of our prayers are working..... so missing your witticisms and truthisms even if not always politically correct. Hugs to you and your family who I am so happy are by your side...

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  126. oh ellie!
    have been waiting for these words.
    the white light of the universe is always ALL around you dear heart! and our love

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  127. Hallelujah!!!!!!!

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  128. Best news ever! Thanks for the update!❤️❤️

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  129. Thank God
    Cindy F
    xx

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  130. Hi Ellie, Just here, waiting for you blog post. God Bless your day.
    Tracy (from Nashville)

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  131. I'm lifting you up in my prayers, Ellie. Your fighting spirit amazes me. You should be so proud that you're teaching Gracie the best possible life lesson and that is to never give up.
    God bless you and your family.

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  132. Hello, Ellie...this is a new friend in Philadelphia, Alix. I have been reading and loving your posts for a short while. I await tomorrow's post. I wish you good things...

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  133. Love your blog love the real shit you write and I look foreword to all you give to us .....I'm in awe everyday waiting to read what you are wanting to share...so inameried with your ability to articulate YOU and stay YOU ....and I have never met you...I lost my best friend Renee Little I just had to say her name she would love that....when you blog to us strangers not all of us have the courage or even strength to share ...we are out there ...lots of us...keep writing ...keep telling your story...I will always try my very best to represent for my most beloved girlfriend Renee Little of Washington state my name is Nellie Ann and I am well wishing u Ellie with all that I a am. So much love at you all Nellie

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  134. God bless you and your family for all of your strength and courage in the face of this insidious illness. I hope you are finding some joy amidst the agony. Best wishes for improving health.

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  135. Oh Thank God! We are all praying!!! Keep it up!!!!! XXOOXX!!!!

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  136. Great News! More prayers headed your way :)

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  137. Lighting candles for you in Houston! I'm also drinking tequila for you, because I believe a girl should cover her bases. Sending you much blogosphere love. xoxo

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  138. Ellie, so anxious to see your next post and to hear you are doing well. Hugs! L

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  139. I was scared to open the link, and then I saw your happy news, Ellie. Prayer is a powerful thing as is sheer will and determination. Combine the two and.....well look at Ellie go! So glad you are turning a corner. Lots of prayers answered for sure. Bless you, Ellie.
    Jackie C.

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  140. Been thinking of you and so glad to hear from you xxx

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  141. Have been holding my breath!!!! Sending warm spring sun and sweet garden scents to you......
    Be well..
    k

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  142. Best news- you have been on my mind every day. I have been sending lots of positive healing prayers and vibes your way. Be patient, because they are coming all the way from San Francisco- there must be some lag time ;) Lots of love to you today and every day.

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  143. Dear Ellie,
    I wish I had found this earlier but I thought I would show it to you nonetheless. I don't know if it will help, but I hope it does.
    http://www.medycynaludowa.com/en/choroby.php?id=bas
    I read all of it and it sounds so promising.
    I know that they don't admit people with advanced ALS only because they can't provide all the necessary assistance. However, I strongly believe you should read about it and try to contact them.
    I think about you everyday, you really inspire me.❤️ Don't give up.

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  144. Hi Ellie, That's wonderful news! I'm happy you are being well cared for. Many blessings for you Ellie! xx

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  145. Thank God.xxoo Nancy from Texas

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  146. Hi, still waiting for your promised long blog - maybe because your silence is worrying xx

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  147. thank you , for the information , very useful , successful greetings

    Cara Pemesanan Ace Maxs

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  148. Ellie you have shared yourself with us so honestly and openly through the years and touched us with your vulnerablity, humor, wit and talent. Many of us have fallen in love with you. This tribe that cares and prays and follows along with your journey is something very special.You "run with the wolves" my Dear and we run with you. Thank you for the gift of You!

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  149. JUST THRILLED TO HEAR FROM YOU, ELLIE. BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU FOR FIGHTING SO HARD. ROSEMARY

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  150. brilliant.....well said.....and I completely agree. I wish I could write that well.......You are so loved.

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  151. Excellent blog, Congrats to the Web Master, nice colors and text.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. God bless you.

    Cherry Marmalade Recipe

    Geetings from Venezuela.

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