Helen was born in Virginia, but has lived in North Carolina 36 years now, and loves both! Disabled with heart disease, she is nevertheless having fun in life with family and friends including: Red Hatters (!), grandchildren who provide the Joy one never knew existed, gardening which is therapy, and amateur genealogy which makes a person feel like a detective! She survived open heart surgery of her own and her husband's within one year of each other! She has had multiple procedures and 15 heart catherizations. You can often hear her say, "God wants me alive, not sure why, but doing my best to be what He made me, which is pretty liberal! LOL I have a wonderful family and friends.."