Me and Tobii

Mom and Tobii

Today I am starting fresh because I am typing this blog post with my eyes. I never thought I would miss writing but I did. I guess I just wasn’t ready to give up sharing my stories. You all have given me a purpose and a reason to keep going even if I have to type with my eyes.

I can no longer use my arms and hands to type and my speech makes dictating to someone else difficult, so I had to find another way. This is how the Tobii Eye Gaze machine works. First you calibrate the machine with your eyes, then you pull up the keyboard and stare at a letter until it shows up on the screen. I’m not very graceful at it yet and still make a lot of mistakes but I’m sure it will get easier with some practice.

Thank you for inspiring me to keep going.

35 thoughts on “Me and Tobii

  1. Dear Rosemary, I have been thinking of you often. As you share so many of your thoughts and memories with us, I wanted to share this one with you. I first met you during the time Annette and Pat were married. Since that time I have seen you once or twice, most recently a few years back when I happened to be jogging near Lake Michigan and passed you and Mark walking. I stopped to say hello, which is funny because it’s not something I would normally do. Even with people I know well! I can only guess it’s because of the genuine way you care about people that it naturally draws them to you. It was only a 30 second moment, but it was one I won’t forget. You are an inspiration to the people you love, but also to the people you hardly know. Hugs.

  2. I just want you to know how much you inspire me, I am so proud of the fighter you are. You seriously are the strongest person I know, I am proud of you!

  3. There are not enough words to express my feelings for how you are able to cope so well with your condition and continue on the way that you do. You have the strength far greater than anything I can imagine. I am so glad that I got to see you when you in Fla. this last winter, and am looking foreword to seeing you in Sept. when I come to Mich. God Bless.


  4. I’m so proud of you for continuing on and finding the beauty of life. Thank you for sharing your story. I really appreciate your perspective and enjoy reading about life through your eyes. You really inspire me to see the beauty in everything. Thank you so much.

  5. Whoo hoo!! You’ve done it. You are stunningly fabulous, Rosemary. So proud of and deeply grateful for you. XO

  6. You are the inspiration Rosemary. Your courage, persistence and faith are above and beyond anything I have ever witnessed. God has blessed us all with you and your family.
    Don’t ever give up Rosemary. Love you so much.

  7. WE need you and have missed your writings! Thank you for making that happen. You are an awe inspiring Lady!

  8. I have truley missed your posts Rosemary. Your words have brought so much comfort, laughter, tears, joys, and overwhelming awe to so many of us. So, I am so grateful you are willing to do whatever it takes to continue. You go girlfriend!!

  9. Our amazing Rosemary! We are so thrilled that you have Tobii, so you can continue to share all those stories in your head that still need to be told. Your determination, inner strength and ability to inspire us prevails. We love you more than words can express.

  10. Seriously, Rosemary??!!! You keep all of us going! Your determination reminds me that I can do better, be kinder, laugh more, and generally appreciate all the gifts around me –
    at work, at play and in the most ordinary moments of my day!
    Sigh! You’re the best!
    love so much,

  11. I am so excited that you’re finding ways to keep communicating with your family and those of us who love your Blogs! Technology is truly amazing, but what amazes me more is your motivation to keep writing anyway that you are able to. I love reading your Blogs. Your insight is what keeps me going. You are truly amazing, and I for one am truly Blessed to be able to keep in touch with you. Thank you so much for that. God Bless you and prayers for you and Mark.

  12. Aunt Rosemary u keep going u have inspire me and a lot of people and I love u for that.I happy that they have found something for u contiue using your blog I think the tobii is awsome thing for people like u love u xoxo

  13. I saw Mark a few weeks ago at Sam’s Club and he told me you were learning to use Tobii so you could continue to share your stories with all of your faithful blog followers. Thrilled there’s such amazing technology available for you to use to communicate! Sending prayers and love to you & your family.

    1. That is exactly what I thought. Rosemary, you are the inspiration as you continue to fight. You just move on to another – AMAZING!! And thanks to Tobii for letting you continue to do what you love.

  14. Thank-you once again Rosemary for your powerful words!! I can’t even begin to express how much inspire me!! U are amazing!!

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