I have a friend named Richelle. She has some of the same diseases that my husband does (APS & Lupus specifically). That is how I met her – through the APSFA and our support forum. Richelle is a total sweetheart and I am happy that I have gotten to know her better in the past year.
Richelle has experienced incredible loss. She lost her twins due to the APS. She lost her job due to her illnesses. She lost her home, marriage, friends, family, and more if you can imagine it. She’s been through hell and back and then back again.
Yet she still fights. Many people in her same position would have given up. But she won’t give up!
She’s knocked on death’s door and thankfully has been turned away because she is still here fighting today.
Last year Richelle started writing music and songs and recording them on YouTube.
She writes songs about her life’s experiences. One of her songs, “Storytime in Heaven,” is dedicated to her twins whom she lost on November 17, 2005. “The Wolf Cry” is a song about Lupus and it’s going to be featured on a CD for Lupus awareness that is coming out soon! She recently went to Florida to record “The Wolf’s Cry” and I got to preview it and It.is.AWESOME! Actually if you go to her home page you can hear it too!
My husband and I are lucky enough to have recently won a home concert from Richelle so she will be coming here to play live for us this summer! I am very excited to meet her in person and it will be a great opportunity to get together with friends and family to have a BBQ.
Music, friends, family and food…can’t get much better than that!
I will definitely be posting photos from our concert party!
Have a listen to Richelle Perkins (Reviving Richelle) below and then let me know what you think in comments. I’ll also post her links. Check her out, like her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter… she’s living her dream and is truly an inspiration to me.
♥ that girl!