||I'm the mother of a fantastic 17 yr old girl who is co-captain of RJ Reynolds Demons High School Color Guard, President of the Photo Club and has single handed kept me alive the last 10 years! I'm raising her alone, her dad was physically and emotionally abusive with me and emotionally abusive with her. We had to go! I've been a single mom for most of my adult life. At 40, after a year of being misdiagnosed, I had to have my left hip replaced. The next year they did the right one. I'm broken. The doctor failed to do the left one right and I suffer from some yet unnamed/discovered inflammatory disease. I'm disabled but, not enough for social security to give me back my pennies as I call them. Having no income was not an option! I started my own work from home business and we've been scraping by, just barely. Due to leaving my husband and predatory lending we lost our home. We have each other though. Katie, wanted to go to medical school but the estimated costs and time, I think, has scared her into nursing. That's ok. I worked in the medical field and always wanted to get my nursing degree. We had planned to move to AL when she graduated and rent a house with my father and share expenses but this summer he got ill and has a lot of medical bills to catch up on so he says he has to keep his job in MS. He thinks no one will hire an "old man". My mom that was here in NC, passed with pancreatic cancer. Katie, my golden child, (I'm not just saying this because I love her) helped me care for her until her death. We're living with my step-father in a strained situation because of my mother's passing. I'll let people take what they will from that statement. Ellen, I love you with your mom btw! So sweet! I've stayed alive because of Katie. She inspires me every day to be a better person. She could have turned into a teenage monster with everything the poor child has had to endure, but she didn't! And if I don't have 2 pennies to scratch together, at least I have her and she makes me so VERY proud. She plans on college. I hope we can get her through so she won't ever have to rely on anyone! I've never been much of a daytime TV person but I try to see Ellen every day. "I wanna be a millionaire so freakin' bad! Standing next to Ellen and the Queen! What up Ellen!" If I were, I would have put Ellen's name in the song and I would be a less funny, less talented, fluffier, poofier version of Ellen and give people what I could while dancing! ;) I really admire the good you do Ellen! I'd definitely buy a house near the Gulf Coast in FL or AL so I could swim in the oceans with the dolphins and ease my arthritis. lol I couldn't make this shiz up! You can't cry all the time! Laughter is the best medicine! Thanks for a Mon-Fri hour in which my pain is forgotten and I LAUGH! Love ya Ellen!