Hello! My name is Heidi Good Swiacki. I have been married to Steve for 25 years, which has been filled with laughter, trust and love. We have 2 great kids, Ashton 22 and Chris 16. I have ALS, aka Lou Gehrigs Disease. I was officially diagnosed March '05, I was just turning 45. This blog will be about a myriad of topics. I will share my ALS story which will hopefully encourage others. It will show that quality of life comes in many forms. I have to tell you up front that there will be some spiritual references. Don't be afraid or turned off by that. Since I have had ALS I have seen many miracles. Let's be realistic, who can be a happy, non-verbal,ventilated quadriplegic without Faith? I hope you will join me and make this an interesting, educational, inspirational forum. Humor and the ability to enjoy life is required! :)

Heidi passed away 3-25-13 :(

August 4, 2013

Hello, Steve here. To help with the healing process, I am going to continue on with Heidi's blog, primarily talking about our lives and how we as a family are learning to live on with Heidi's memories pushing us forward. Topics covered will be geared towards the affects ALS has on loved ones.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Rock 3-25-14

Heidi, it is a beautiful day, the kids and I went to the rock, the first of many area's your memory will be with us forever. I asked Christine to give me a story which brought a smile to her face

"H-bomb" she called you this when you were young, how on family outings to the ranch, you were so much younger than your cousins, so to get attention you would do things like sprinkle pepper on ice cream, jump into the middle of a card game, blowing the cards throughout the room

 Doug so enjoyed talking about how they tied  you up to a tree one year and just watched you squirm

Ashtons "smile" memory was going to a Hawaiian shirt party when she was young and laughing about what geeks we were dancing

My memory is your telling me what  good cook you were, the first time you cooked me eggs, they were really runny, I never let you live that down.

Rest in peace my wife, you are now in the first place you wanted your ashes "The Rock"

If you knew Heidi and have memories of her that make you smile, please comment on blog.


March 25, 2014

Heidi, It has been over a year since we last saw your smile and felt the warmth only a mother can provide. We miss you terribly and wish we could hear your sexy synthesized computer voice telling us you love us just one more time