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Tony Gambone Interviews Diane Tegarden & Jerry Smith

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My name is Diane Tegarden, a freelance writer living in Pasadena, with my husband and three cats.  I've been a print journalist since 1992, writing on a wide range of subjects including; renewable energy, environmental concerns, holistic health, women’s issues, and Native Spirituality. My work has been found in: The Pasadena Star News, Security Sales Magazine, The Pasadena Weekly, The Solar Flare, The Feral Forest, Earth Luvyrs Calendar, The Daily Sundial, the West Coast Well Being, Associated Content and Health Breakthroughs.

MyJerry Smith's Grandmother died giving birth, my mom was born a deaf-mute and abandoned. Later in life, mom was raped, I was born and abandoned. I grew up in foster care, worked my way through college and married.  My wife was murdered, grandson killed at 15 and I attempted suicide. I found happiness and success by the age of 50.

I married my second wife, Jan, 37 years ago and she is a major part of my happiness as she stuck with me through all the ups and downs. We have a wonderful family with five children and fourteen grandchildren and great grandchildren.  I was a CPA, and I owned 6 real estate offices before retiring.   At 64, I was diagnosed with an incurable lung disease and given 6 months to live. I found a cure in Germany, made with a serum using my blood. 2 years later, I became the first known person in the world ever cured of Pulmonary Fibrosis.