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Dragon Helps Matchmaking

Posted in Dragon, DrVoice, MS by drnic on September 3, 2010

The latest in a an annual competition looking for unusual and innovative users of Dragon the winner of the 2010 I speak Dragon contest EvanUp posted a story Dragon NaturallySpeaking: a matchmaker – a truly heart warming story of adversity that was overcome by chance introduction linked to Dragon and culminated in marriage……EvanUp the author was diagnosed with MS

After a few strange experiences with blurred vision and numbness, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was absolutely terrified by what it might do to me.

His local administrator suggested he try Dragon and pointed him to another user who told him without any hesitation or reservation matter-of-factly:

“I have MS. It started affecting my hands so I got Dragon. It saved my career. Why do you ask?”

Sharing a common bond and enemy the two formed a friendship that culminated in marriage and as EvanUp puts it:

Dragon NaturallySpeaking and multiple sclerosis served as our extremely unlikely matchmakers, and the luckiest break I’ve ever had

In what is important in life this ranks up at the top on my list and aside from congratulating EvanUp for winning the competition I want to thank him for sharing his quite personal but truly positive outlook on life in the shadow of adversity.

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