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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2009, 05:13:51 am »
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All the stories here are truly inspirational - Em, Elizabeth, Jen, Gem and f.r.o.d.o, you have done so well to battle through and it's amazing to hear your stories.
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2009, 03:01:43 pm »
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Quote from: maryd on February 11, 2009, 05:13:51 am   

All the stories here are truly inspirational - Em, Elizabeth, Jen, Gem and f.r.o.d.o, you have done so well to battle through and it's amazing to hear your stories.

why thank you. you are nice at making kind comments! LOL.
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2009, 12:15:48 am »
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wow...i'm glad it helped you. that is a touching story.

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The most upbeat part of this story is that , during my time without work, in a wheelchair at home and in hospitals, finding ways to help myself , I managed to get into a book and be part of the movie "Ringers, Lord of the Fans."



That's awesome I haven't seen that yet! How did that take place? It would be worth a thread to here about that film and how you got to be a part of it.

Thanks to you all for your kind words. I was truly blessed to have my family and friends help me through this difficult time. I can't believe I was in a wheelchair, being pushed here and there, not even knowing if I'd ever walk again, let alone go back to work and do coaching. I was determined.
You asked how I got into "Lord of the Fans?" well, it was just that I could really do nothing but lie around b/c I couldn't walk and so I delved into anything online that had to do with LOTR. I bumped into this site where this guy (one of the producers of the films) was asking out in cyber space, if anyone had Tolkien memerobilia from the 1970's . I wrote back and said yes, my hubby and I have loved LOTR books and artwork since the early 70's and we had collected the artwork that was on the Tolkien calendars since then. He wrote me back and asked if I would photograph them digitally for him. I had to sign some forms and I photographed a few in particular he was looking for. He wrote me and told me some of my photos would be in the movie. and sure enough. Someone wrote me and told me my name was in the credits , I got the movie and saw, very briefly, my photo! I actually got to meet him at the ORC convention in LA. he was very nice. I was still in a wheelchair but was beginning to walk at that point.
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2009, 01:28:05 am »
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That's awesome f.r.o.d.o You must have been so surprised in getting to meet the guy!  I would have been too shy
And also about being out of the wheelchair.  That must have been a really frustrating experience while it lasted.  But what an inspiration to others in the same circumstance that you can get past something that life altering and do such cool stuff.

I also loved the 1970's Tolkien artwork.  I still remember (wha I think is) the original book cove for the hobbit.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/30/Hobbit_cover.JPG

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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2009, 11:00:02 pm »
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oh, wow, frodo! thats my dream...to meet him. you must have been speechless! elijah's eyes can paralize.

i hope you can get out of the wheelchair soon. i agree with valkyrie, it must have been frustrating. but i wish you well, my dear.
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Quote from: Valkyrie on February 14, 2009, 01:28:05 am   

That's awesome f.r.o.d.o You must have been so surprised in getting to meet the guy!  I would have been too shy :-[ :)
And also about being out of the wheelchair.  That must have been a really frustrating experience while it lasted.  But what an inspiration to others in the same circumstance that you can get past something that life altering and do such cool stuff.

I also loved the 1970's Tolkien artwork.  I still remember (wha I think is) the original book cove for the hobbit.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/30/Hobbit_cover.JPG

Hitorical stuff in any form is always a good thing to collect ;)

Yes, especially very famous books. I know the Wizard of Oz series is VERY collectable and expensive to get. I believe they now have published new LOTR with the old cover art on it in paperback. But I'm not sure. Anyone?
Yes, I was very fortunate to meet both Elijah, Dom, Billy, Sean and John Rhys Davis at ORC along with the producers of "Lord of the Fans" They were all very very nice. I gave Elijah a sculpture I made of Frodo

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/jobrig/frodosculpt7.jpg

I don't know what he did with it. I suppose I never will find out. But , by sculpting it, it helped me through my pain.
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Quote from: jen10 on February 14, 2009, 11:00:02 pm   

oh, wow, frodo! thats my dream...to meet him. you must have been speechless! elijah's eyes can paralize.

i hope you can get out of the wheelchair soon. i agree with valkyrie, it must have been frustrating. but i wish you well, my dear.

Actually, I was quite the chatterbox. Since I was in my wheelchair, I waited for a long time to see him b/c I didn't want to hold anyone else up and make them mad, so I was the last person on the line to meet him. He was very cordial and waited till I used my cane to get to where he was sitting. I gave him my sculpture and explained why I kept it white, it symbolized Frodo going into the Grey Havens. I couldn't stop talking. He giggled when I told him he could hang the sculpture up in his bathroom over his toilet.
(I wonder if he INDEED DID do that!!) He was very cordial and patient. My daughter and I also got a photo with him. I was the crazy fan and she could have cared less. But he brightened up when she sat down and I'm sure he was happy to be with a younger person than a broken down older person like me. I am much different looking than in those photos we got, I am more fit and coached soccer this fall, something I was striving to do for 6 years.  He is more fit and much more mature looking.(SIGH)
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I saw that sculpture before f.r.o.d.o. that was really cool.  Sculpture is so perfect for him anyway, he's got the sort of face that wants to be a sculpture and/or painting.

  Also don't sell youself short, I think all of us would feel tremendously insecure meeting Elijah Wood
but he strikes me as being the sort of person who can appreciate the time and effort you took on his behalf.  I have written a different celebrity and recieved a response before and our fandom, effort and time even if celebrities don't always have the time to respond to all of it, realy does mean something to them.  
Also regarding the Oz books, I have some of those too.  There are so many including "The Patchwork girl of Oz" and "Ozma" of Oz. I was surprised to find there are a ton..not just the "Wizard of Oz."
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wow, i'm sure he liked the sculpure! must have been cool for him. you must have felt nice giving him a gift.
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2009, 01:38:04 pm »
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I absolutely luv Elijahs acting and he is so adorable but
he has not touched my life in anyway...i look up to him for his strength in knowing excatly what he wanted to do and doing it, i also look up to him for being able to follow through with his dream but the people who have touched my life somehow or the people who i admire the most are life saving people, i really and truely admire doctors, paramedics anybody who has made it there life to save others......actors even though very talented and make tons of money are just like me and you with an acting ability.....they put in alot of hard work, but it is for entertaining purposes so no actor or actress will ever touch my life in a way that life saving careers have touched my life...... but one thing i really admire about Elijah is the fact that he took the time out to support his charity, i love it when people (actors) who have the money to spare, take there time and money and invest it into a charity, that to me shows that they are not shallow and self absorbed....so i guess that is one way that Elijah has touched my life, he took time out for his charity!!!
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Quote from: Valkyrie on February 15, 2009, 10:07:02 am   

I saw that sculpture before f.r.o.d.o. that was really cool.  Sculpture is so perfect for him anyway, he's got the sort of face that wants to be a sculpture and/or painting.

  Also don't sell youself short, I think all of us would feel tremendously insecure meeting Elijah Wood
but he strikes me as being the sort of person who can appreciate the time and effort you took on his behalf.  I have written a different celebrity and recieved a response before and our fandom, effort and time even if celebrities don't always have the time to respond to all of it, realy does mean something to them.  
Also regarding the Oz books, I have some of those too.  There are so many including "The Patchwork girl of Oz" and "Ozma" of Oz. I was surprised to find there are a ton..not just the "Wizard of Oz."
Yes, we have the Ozma of Oz and the Tin Man , Scarecrow etc.
I just wonder if he still has my sculpture or not......... it's just an answer I'm sure I'll never get. But I hoped he liked it.


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I absolutely luv Elijahs acting and he is so adorable but
he has not touched my life in anyway...i look up to him for his strength in knowing excatly what he wanted to do and doing it, i also look up to him for being able to follow through with his dream but the people who have touched my life somehow or the people who i admire the most are life saving people, i really and truely admire doctors, paramedics anybody who has made it there life to save others......actors even though very talented and make tons of money are just like me and you with an acting ability.....they put in alot of hard work, but it is for entertaining purposes so no actor or actress will ever touch my life in a way that life saving careers have touched my life...... but one thing i really admire about Elijah is the fact that he took the time out to support his charity, i love it when people (actors) who have the money to spare, take there time and money and invest it into a charity, that to me shows that they are not shallow and self absorbed....so i guess that is one way that Elijah has touched my life, he took time out for his charity!!!

It's so great when actors do help out on charities. He was kind enough to help. That shows a lot of character. Yeah?


Quote from: jen10 on February 15, 2009, 03:27:17 pm   

wow, i'm sure he liked the sculpure! must have been cool for him. you must have felt nice giving him a gift.

You know something? After I gave him the sculpture, I MISSED IT. I had worked so hard on it. ( I had worked on one sculpture, and destroyed it to start the final one I gave him) When I went away and he was whisked away, I missed it. I said I should just make another............. I never did. But, at ORC, I had made this glass mosaic of Bilbo Baggin's Bag End and sold it for auction to help the Red Cross to help the Tsunami victims that year. I felt really good about that.
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oh...whoops. well, i am sorry you missed it, hun. but i am so sure he loved you for making that just for him.
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Frodo has been the most inspirational character for me. The Lord of the Rings has always given me that feeling like there is a huge black hole in my chest... but that's just me... and i'm a wierdo. but alas, it eventually filled that hole. with elijah-ey goodness that is!!!!!!
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Frodo has been the most inspirational character for me. The Lord of the Rings has always given me that feeling like there is a huge black hole in my chest... but that's just me... and i'm a wierdo. but alas, it eventually filled that hole. with elijah-ey goodness that is!!!!!!

haha! i really agree with you. and your not weird. i think i sorta feel the same way.
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2009, 10:55:31 am »
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haha! i really agree with you. and your not weird. i think i sorta feel the same way.

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Wy, thank you! most people regard me as that person that just doesn't make sense. I've come to accept it, but it is nice to know that there are some people out there who don't regard me in such a manner.
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