||I'am 56 years old, a mother of two and grandmother of two. I love the Ellen Degeneres show, never miss an episode, if I can help it. I used to work construction, running heavy equiptment to just plain laboring. Started my own business doing murals and fantasy rooms for kids and grownups alike. I do pet portraits, upholstery work and alot of other things, but was in a very bad car accident when someone ran a stop sign and hit me in the drivers door doing 55. Left me unable to do the things I love doing, facing and already having surgery to repair injuries I received. Also taking away my income, and leaving me trapped in a really bad relationship with my daughters father, but Ellen gives me the inspiration to get through each day, makes me laugh when I can't and inspires me to do and be kind to others everyday no matter what. Happy Birthday Ellen. Thanks for putting some happiness back into my life.