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About 8 years ago, Shirley was diagnosed with diabetes. Over the years, this disease has caused a progressive deterioration of her overall health including partial vision loss. In March ‘09, Shirley was diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Failure. Just to survive, she undergoes dialysis 3 times a week. In June ’09, Shirley was evaluated and deemed a candidate for a life-saving kidney transplant. She has been blessed with a living donor (a community person); the transplant is currently scheduled for December ‘09 at Baylor University Medical Center/Dallas Transplant Institute. Until then, Shirley continues her dialysis treatments and medications. As a devoted wife, loving mother of 2, sister and aunt, Shirley’s determination to live is inspiring.

Shirley needs your support. She is a native resident of Midland, TX and a member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ. Shirley is a retired bus driver and registered nurse. As an avid volunteer for her community, not only on the local level, but also on the state and national levels, she has served her community on many boards and committees, such as: The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Committee, the Red Cross, Girl Scouts, civic and social clubs, education organizations, and the Midland Citizens Police Academy. Shirley is an advocate for great public schools and is concerned for children and educators. She has also served on the following boards: the National Educational Association, the Texas State Teachers Association and the Texas Retired Teachers Association. Shirley wants to continue her community efforts and she can with your prayers and support.


August 19, 2009

Shirley, Girl I have been wondering about you. I hope you remember who I am, its been a long time. Remember the Alamo on Big Spring, that might help and you picked up my daughter at Bonham. If anyone deserves this it''s you. You were alway''s a true blessing to anyone that knew you. My prayers are with you and I am going to try and attend the lucheon on Oct 3rd. email me at [email protected] or call 889-1521.

Jennifer Franklin

August 1, 2009

Shirley, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nelda Cox - Midland,