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    Posted December 7, 2010 by
    Manchester, Connecticut
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Remembering Elizabeth Edwards

    Life Changer


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Gruberalex says meeting Elizabeth Edwards changed her life. 'She said that it was hard to tell people that she had cancer, but the more people knew, the more support you get," says Gruberalex. "She was an awesome woman."
    - rachel8, CNN iReport producer

    I met Liz the day I moved into my first foster home.  I asked her what I should do, and should I tell my friends at a CT Forum press conference.  She gave me such gracious words of wisdom, telling me that all the support that she got from people knowing what went on in her life gave her happiness.  I  never forgot that.


    3 years later i am now almost 18, and still remember those words.  I am still in foster care, but find complacency with the fact that it will get better.  My friends know now, and I have recieved so much support.


    So thank you Liz.  In the times of darkness when I thought I couldn't go on you allowed me to.  You allowed me to liberate myself from the chains of misery.


    Thank you.

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