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Smiling sun We rock!

Jooly's Joint people do some pretty amazing things.

If you've achieved something great, let Jooly know and we'll feature you on this page



Smiling sunFriends united!

JJ friends Viv and Connie are 'like sisters'.


Viv, Keith, Connie


Smiling sun Celebrated author!

'Loving Danny', a novel by journalist, author and JJ member Hilary Freeman, reaches the final stages of the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award!


Hilary Freeman


Smiling sun Friendship makes the world a little smaller!

Sally flew halfway round the world to meet her JJ webpal!


Pam and Sally


Smiling sun Old friends!

Julia and Steve finally met in real life after chatting online for years!


Julia


Smiling sun Holding On & Letting Go

Alice Dass is a successful artist with primary progressive MS.


Alice Dass


Smiling sun A friendship meant to last!

Will and Meg met through Jooly's Joint - here's their story.


Will


Smiling sun Shirley learns a new way to paint!

When MS took away the use of her hands, Shirley learned to paint with her feet!


Shirley


Smiling sun Pat's 'Bright Clouds' of inspiration

Pat from Ireland has published an account of his life with primary progressive MS.


Pat Dwyer


Smiling sun Graham joins MS Advisory Council!

Graham from Australia has become a key member of the NSW MS Society's Advisory Council.


Graham


Smiling sun Josie and pals pay tribute to legendary rocker!

JJ's Josie rocked out at a Rod Stewert convention and helped raise funds for MS ressearch.


Josie with brother Sean


Smiling sun 'Top Dog' Alex opens local pet store!

As well as helping JJ member Kim around the home and office, service dog Alex has became a local celebrity.


Alex is top dog!


Smiling sun Jooly's Joint goes to Downing Street!

Julie of Jooly's Joint got to see the inside of 10 Downing Street and met the Prime Minister's wife during a celebration of the MS Society's 50th year.


Jooly with Cherie Booth


Smiling sun TV stars help Viv find 'Cash in the Attic!'

Vivien from Worcester, UK applied to apper on a TV show so that she could raise money towards a new scooter for her 17-year-old daughter.


Viv


Smiling sun Friendship blossoms!

Good friends Connie and Keith are what Jooly's Joint is all about.


Connie and Keith


Smiling sun JJ friends write a book together!

Three women who met through the Jooly's Joint webpal service have written a book describing their experiences of life with MS.


Sharing MS book cover


Smiling sun Mark jumps from a plane in his JJ t-shirt!

Mark from Crewe, UK wore his Jooly's Joint t-shirt at the dizzy height of 12,000 feet!


Mark


Smiling sun Jill helps the Government understand MS!

Jill from Medway, UK made a presentation to a British Government department about what life is really like when you live with MS.


Jill


Smiling sun Susanne is flying high!

Susanne from Houston, Texas, USA got to meet one of her aviation heroines in August 2003.


Susanne


Smiling sun Lynne supports ancient local custom!

Lynne from Derbyshire, UK uses her creative skills to help her local community carry on a local tradition that dates back many centuries!


Lynne


Smiling sun Roy joins UK Government committee!

Roy Hayter from Scotland has been asked to join DPTAC, the statutory committee that advises the Government's Secretary of State for Transport.


Roy Hayter


Smiling sun Judy's video raises MS awareness!

Judy Tadman from Huddersfield, UK got together with friends who also have MS to produce an educational video to inform the world about multiple sclerosis.


Judy Tadman


Smiling sun Lisa is crowned Ms Wheelchair Wisconsin!

Lisa Wartchow wins an opportunity to raise awareness of disability throughout her state.


Lisa


Smiling sun Jojo*newf becomes published author!

Joanne from Newfoundland celebrates the launch of her autobiography 'A Child of the King'.


Joanne Blundell Marsh


Smiling sun Rustic Snail meets Buttons in Canada!

Distance is no object to some JJ members!


Rustic Snail


Smiling sun Amanda receives Girl Guides Award!

Canadian JJ member is honoured at prestigious ceremony.


Amanda


Smiling sun Rail firm helps Ginge promote MS Week!

Our very own Wheelchair-riding Wild Woman Sandie 'Ginge' Bailes hit the headlines when she persuaded Anglia Railways to fund her trip to London to promote MS awareness!


Sandie


Smiling sun MSjim celebrates success!

JJ member Jim Bolton (aka MSjim) of Virginia, USA, received a 3rd place award for his entries in the US Army Training and Doctrine Command's Civilian Journalist of the Year competition. Jim was diagnosed in June 1993, and is currently using Avonex. Well done Jim!


MSjim


Smiling sun Paul takes a jump at 12,000 feet!

Paul from the UK has more courage than most! He jumped out of a plane to help raise funds for the MS Society!


Paul takes a jump!


Smiling sun Neil broadcasts to the nation!

UK JJ member Neil Bloom appeared live on BBC TV to talk about his life with MS and how the drug beta interferon has helped him.


Neil Bloom


Smiling sun Canadian webpals meet!

Lisa and Verna say they'll be friends forever!


Lisa and Verna


Smiling sun Hilary is our 'Pen Idol'!

Journalist Hilary reaches the final stages of a British newspaper's quest to find the UK's 'Pen Idol'.


Hilary Freeman


Smiling sun Kate is a UK Web Woman!

JJ member Kate appears in a book about women on the web!


Kate


Smiling sun Joan draws on her imagination!

Since being diagnosed with MS Joan Herendeen has taken up drawing.


Joan


Smiling sun Caron appears on 'The Weakest Link'!

Caron took part in the popular TV quiz show 'The Weakest Link'.


Caron is our strongest link!


Smiling sun Charissa blasts the Govt on national TV!

Charissa Hutchins tackled politicians on the BBC TV debating programme Question Time.


Charissa


Smiling sun Gary carries Olympic torch for MS!

Australian Garry Starr was chosen to run with the Olympic torch at the opening of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.


Garry


Smiling sun Carol is crowned Miss Lesbian Beauty!

Carol Hutchins lives in the UK. She endured stiff competition from other contestants and 3 rounds of judging to win her crown and a holiday for two in Paris!


Carol HutchinsCarol Hutchins


Smiling sun Malcolm writes to raise MS profile!

British prize-winning author Malcolm Birkenshaw raises awareness of MS through his book 'Dangerously Healthy'.


Malcolm Birkenshaw


Smiling sun Candy clinches publishing deal!

Poet Candy Desrosiers has secured a publishing deal for her poetry books and an agent to help her promote them.


Candy Desrosiers


Smiling sun Terl becomes Mayor of Stamford, UK!

Terl Bryant has been an active member of Jooly's Joint for several years. In May 1999 he became Mayor of his home town.


The Mayor of Stamford digs JJ!


Smiling sun JJ members meet thanks to NW Airlines!

Two women who have MS met for the first time in May 2000, thanks to Northwest Airlines and Jooly's Joint. Sharon from Minnesota and Jill from Montana have been Webpals for the past year. They wanted to meet each other but neither could afford a ticket.


Sharon and Jill


Smiling sun Jim is praised by the President!

Jim Rea has been a member of Jooly's Joint since November 1995. In 1996, Jim was chosen to receive the National MS Society (USA) 'Father of the Year' award. Jim was invited to the Whitehouse to receive his award from then-President Clinton!

Jim Rea


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