name is Evelyn,
years I maintained a full time job, while supplementing my
income with a p/t home-based word processing business;
simply known as Evelyn's Typing Service (DBA
EMprints - Named by using my initials).
clientele list included authors, business executives,
college students, engineers, lawyers, professors,
restaurants... I had keys to businesses located in
the city to let myself in to pick up work in the evening
and to drop it off when done along with an invoice.
Others would have an appointment and come to my home.
Living in the state capitol and having my own word
processing equipment were definite assets back then.
notable event took place late in the evening after I
received a call from my office supply sales rep
requesting me to do some work for the city. He
said that there was a situation at the power plant, it
was urgent and at that late hour they didn't know whom
to call when my name came to mind. Reluctantly, I
our local television late night news a reporter stated
that the city was working on a solution proposal and
would have it ready by morning. What she didn't
say was that the work was taking place in my house as
at the annual Secretary's Day Convention held at
Springfield, Illinois, I received a John
George Nicolay scholarship as recognition. (a
prestigious award in our community at the time named after
Abraham Lincoln's private secretary)
changed on Easter Sunday 1994 when Rick experienced a
SEVERE base of the
brain stroke at the age of 44. It left his entire
right side along with his concentration, memory,
cognitive skills and personality traits impaired.
therapy, exercise and medications he has shown significant
improvement along with his ability to walk. However, our
lives changed dramatically!
up my personal business to be with him. He needed
physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
In rehab he was given children's computer games to play.
As he progressed, with the help of others I created the CSC
website for him to copy and paste emails sent to us by
Aug. 17, 2008 he experienced a severe heart attack with
99.5% blockage. Several months later he fell breaking
his nose and almost bled to death possibly due to his heart
stopping and being on multiple blood thinners. He was
diagnosed with an irregular heart beat that may be causing
him to pass out.
medical expenses / medications were adding adding up.
I had to try something. So I decided to put my years
of computer knowledge to work. I
tried a popular work at home program
only to make very little to no income
for my efforts. So I decided to go it alone. I
wrote the book QA's
about my husband hoping to help others learn from his
ordeal. I got numerous compliments on the book
telling me how good it was, and that it wasn't at all what
was expected. In fact things went so well that I
decided to create the TCM
have gained a considerable amount of knowledge concerning
mental and physical health issues including heart problems,
strokes, diet, exercise, therapy, rehabilitation, anxiety,
depression, attitude, faith, God, hope, patience... and
most recently, earning income on the Internet.
been quite a ride! If there's anything that
learned, it's to NEVER give up, God Works in Strange Ways
and that, He helps those that help themselves!
25, 2004 – Created ChristianSoldiersCross.com
to honor our Military
Members / Veterans, to show that "We are Proud to be
Americans crusading in the Army of Soldiers for Christ!!"
and to act as a form of home-based therapy to keep
motivated to help
improve his concentration, memory, creativity etc. while I
am away at work.
email library for my husband Rick to copy and
paste emails received from others to copy and paste. He
began receiving so many emails that I had to add another,
then another and still another. There are now 200+
26, 2000 - created EMprints.com