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Real Estate Professionals With Chronic Illness

My Darlin': Mike in Tucson, mortgage lenderWho do you know who struggles with chronic illness?  Maybe it's you, (or as it is with me, your spouse.)

In any case, it's one more difficulty layered over an already difficult profession.

Kimberly A Norgard has started a group specifically for Active Rain professionals who work in spite of chronic illness.  It's called Realtors With Chronic Illness

Please spread the word about this group.  The lady on your right is my Darlin', and she was diagnosed 30 years ago with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE.)  In spite of her chronic illness, she was named NJ Employee of the Year in 1997, the year we were married.  She almost always has a powerfully positive attitude. During her working life, she overcame and perservered.

Kimberly Norgard has the same disease.  Statistically speaking, there have to be thousands of Active Rain members who work in spite of having a chronic illness.

Please reblog this.  Active Rain is a hugely supportive community, and I have to believe that this group will grow quickly, and provide a resource for REALTORS and other real estate professionals who suffer with chronic illnesses.

Comment balloon 13 commentsMike Jones • November 25 2010 01:06AM



Thirty years with all the good mixed with her burden, I'll bet her memories are about the good times! We suffer what we must. We remember what we chose! You've got a lot to be thankful for if you don't mind we'd like to ad you and your Darling to our list.

Bless both of you!

Bill & Brenda

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 10 years ago



Good Morning Mike, Stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Warm thoughts and wishes to hope this Thanksgiving will be especially plentiful...



Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Mike suggested this post and hopes to get the word out even more.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 10 years ago

Good morning, Mike. Sounds like your married to a strong lady. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 10 years ago

Mike - I am touched by this in a very personal way.  I am so proud of you and your darlin'.     I know personally how hard it is for someone with a chronic illness to stay in a positive way and keep chugging forward ......    my husband has had Parkinson's Disease for 18 years, and is always up with a smile, no matter what is going on in his life!  He is always reaching out to others with this disease to help them ......     I am a very very proud spouse who understands .......   and is thankful for all and everything around me.

Just suggested and am reblogging ...

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Mike, I also suggested this blog... I didn't know about this group.. Thanks for sharing... Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) almost 10 years ago

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  I will spread the word!  I know a couple real estate agents with MS - having been the exec director with the NMSS for many years - I know how difficult the layers of living with a chronic illness is and can be. And the challenges these agents face day to day - you can bet I help them any time they ask.  My best to you and your Darlin'. --Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Real estate is a team sport. We all need to get the word out and just give a shout to our fellow professionals.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) almost 10 years ago

This is a great idea. Support groups for chronic illness are often lacking in specific work issues.

Posted by Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist (eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales) almost 10 years ago


That's the truth!  Thanks for your comment.


Re-Blog!  RE-BLOG!  Please re-blog!


Thanks for your kind words!


Thanks so much!


Our community here in the Rain is such a huge part of my life; it's because of people like yourself.  Thank you!


Back at 'ya!  I'm blessed.


Thanks for the suggestion!


I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed!


Thanks for adding Ginny to your prayer list!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 10 years ago

I would be happy to spread the word!


Posted by Jen Edwards, Broker Associate (RE/MAX Unlimited) almost 10 years ago

Mike - thank you for sharing this with us! I am sure that the love the two of you share makes life much better for both of you!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 10 years ago

Mike, It sounds like your wife has a wonderful positive attitude.  I wish you the best of luck with the group. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 10 years ago

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