My name is Sandy Andrews. I am not famous. There is no particular reason you should have heard of me unless you are a relative, personal acquaintance or have been active in American middle school education. However, I need your help! I have a story of triumphs and failures, both peronal and of the American medical and social service systems. I hope it will inspire and instruct others who have an 'Everest' to climb and will increase awareness of Parkinson's disease and its effects on sufferers and those they interact with. I am a single, female, 56 yrs. old and have had Parkinson's for the past 12 years the last 4 in its advanced stages. I have not worked in 18 months, have gone through my life's savings, had to cash in on my retirement benefits, have lost health insurance, had my car repossessed and am in debt $12,000. I recently had bilateral stimulation surgery and it was the right thing for me to do. I have 31 yrs. in education: as a teacher; a principal; a district administrator; a national math consultant; a college professor and I have given workshops on the national level. I recently wrote a book about my being an educator in Miami and the advanced stages of my disease title "Everyone Has An Everest." I am told by a professional ghostwriter that the story is wroth telling. He has agreed to rewrite the book at no pay waiting until the book gets published and successful. I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to write an introduction for the book. If you are able to do this for me please E-mail me. I will send you a copy of the rough draft so you can read it. It is easy reading and will take no longer than 2 hours. Thank you!