Tag Archives: Kathy Urschel

The Greater Gods and Goddesses


I woke up around 6:30 a.m.—which is normal for me—then did a little work on the computer until my new aide arrived for her second day at work.  She totally botched the coffee but I was very forgiving and told … Continue reading

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Short Answers to Questions


How did Kathy Urschel lose her sight and hearing? Kath had a rare brain virus that took her sight and hearing on one side when she was about seven years old, and took it on the other side when she … Continue reading

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Kathy Urschel, Bedbugs, and Chronic Fatigue: Answers to More Questions


  How did Kathy Urschel die? Kath was visiting a friend out of town.  She was blind, got up in the morning and thought she was stepping into the bathroom when actually she was stepping onto the stairs.  A sighted … Continue reading

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Kathy Urschel Revisited


Of all the posts to my blog, the story about Kathy Urschel is the one that’s drawn the most readers.  https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/kathy-urschel/ Kathy had contracted with Doug Childers, author, ghostwriter and book-doctor, to collaborate on her memoir.  The week before she … Continue reading

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Kathy Urschel


Kathy grew up in California and loved the redwood trees.  She was deaf and blind, and wanted to become a redwood guide.  They told her she couldn’t because she was blind.  She got a guide dog and went ahead and … Continue reading

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