neurofibromatosis cafe

A place to talk about NF, have fun and share.

A NOTE FROM KEVIN NEALON.

3090342427_26cb9dd5b3_b3090342561_eb020396fa_bThis weekend I got the shock and surprise of my life! I was going through my emails looking for a phone number when I came across an unopened email dated November 14! It was from my new friend Kevin Nealon, from Saturday Night Live, who I had just met the night before.

I have no idea how I missed this very important email but I guess it was because I was traveling and wasn’t able to check email till I got back home. Anyway, here is the very nice email that Kevin wrote plus the photos he sent.

Hey Reggie,
So great meeting you last night, and your friends! I’m so
flattered that you guys came to my show. Oh, loved your website, too!!
Susan and I loved checking out each category. Great videos and pics,
great coverage on the news stations as well. We’re so impressed with
your courage and your raising awareness of NF. What a difference you
are making! Please keep us updated on the foundation.

Attached are a few pictures of me wearing your shirt. Btw, it
fits me like a glove. I have a new cause now. 🙂

Best wishes,
Kevin and Susan

Most of you have seen the photos from my trip to Manhattan Beach California, when I went to visit my friend, Scott. Well, on the visit, Scott suggested we go see Kevin Nealon at the Comedy club. That is where it all happened. After the show Kevin came over to meet me. It was there when I shared with Kevin and his Wife Susan about NF. What a nice couple they both are. So kind and understanding to NF, and the JUST ASK campaign. I’m proud that Kevin is wearing one of my JUST ASK! T-shirts. You never know where you may see one next. Thank you Kevin and Susan for your support. Hope to see you soon.

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December 8, 2008 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Appearances, Awareness, Benefit, Celebrity, Favorite Places, Friend, Friends, Friends of NF, Fun, Fundraising, Help, Just Ask!, News, nf, NF1, Photos, T-shirt, Texas NF Foundation | 33 Comments

HATS OFF TO THE COMCAST REPS IN HOUSTON / JERRY’S BACK FROM IRAQ!

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2264707003_77c16ccfde_m.jpgOn Valentine’s Day, I went to Comcast. I had a problem with my cable box and I took it back to Comcast. A customer service worker waited on me. Denise was very nice and helped me with my problem. It was then that she told me how happy she was to see me. And that she had seen me on TV. All of the customer service people were just as nice as Denise. I had to go back today so I asked if I could take their photo to put on the blog as a way to say thank you for being so nice. It’s nice to know that a company as big as Comcast can have employees as nice and personable as Denise and her friends. Please, if are in you the area, show some love to the great job the ladies are doing at the Bellaire location. Thank you Denise. And of course Phelisia, Patricia, and Jennifer. What a Sweet Heart of a Day for me!

477733757_4d51c49b23_o.jpgWELCOME BACK, JERRY TURNER!
Hey Reggie,
I made it!!!!For everyone who has never experienced a 17 hour non-stop flight……Don’t do it!!! I thought it would be worth it not to stop in Europe on my way back, but it’s not. At some point in there you need a break. With about 4 hours to go in the flight I was in absolute misery. I’ll give you a buzz tommorrow.
Jerry T

 

February 16, 2008 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Awareness, Benefit, Friends, Friends of NF, Just Ask!, neurofibromatosis, NF1, NF2, Texas NF Foundation | , , , , , , | 250 Comments

Meet Reggie Bibbs – I have neurofibromatosis

My name is Reggie Bibbs. I am on a mission to spread the word about neurofibromatosis. I figure the more people who know about my disorder, the more they will understand me, so I made a video. Actually, I’ve made a few videos. They can be seen on my website, blog, YouTube, Veoh and Vimeo as well as photos at my Flickr, Facebook and MySpace account. If you have neurofibromatosis or if you’re wanting to help spread the word, please click on the links above, leave a comment, send an email, add the urls as links to your blogs and sites or send to your friends and fellow NF people. The more we can band together, the stronger our voice will be heard. I thank you for reading this far and I truly hope to hear from you soon!

Make it a TREMENDOUS Day! – Reggie Continue reading

February 7, 2008 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Awareness, neurofibromatosis, nf, NF1, Texas NF Foundation, Video | , , , , , , , | 242 Comments

Ok, Reggie, whose butt did you have to kiss for this?!!

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Reggie,

Per our conversation on the phone, I would like to welcome you to the Honorary
Board of the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation. It is a privilege to have you on the board.
The foundation appreciates all you have done for Texas NF and NF awareness.

We look forward to working more with you in the Houston area.
Talk to you soon.

Cindy Hahn, M.Ed., Managing Director, Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation Continue reading

January 17, 2008 Posted by | About Me, Awareness, Fundraising, neurofibromatosis, nf, NF in the News, Organizations, Research, Texas NF Foundation | , , , , , | 218 Comments

Reggie’s Meeting at Lou’s Office

reglousmall.jpgToday, Lou and I had a meeting about the blog, website and future plans. Everything went Terrific!

While at STANANDLOU, we took a few pictures after the meeting. I’m looking forward to the exciting things we have planned for the website. Of course, I came up with most of the ideas so don’t give Lou all the credit.

Anyway, I will be heavily involved helping the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation with their search for a cure for NF. I want to help with their events for 2008. I know I will go to the NF camp this summer.

If you are a regular on my blog, it might be a good idea to start spreading the word about the blog to your friends that have NF. The blog is a good place to find out about upcoming events and also just to share information and have fun, too!

I think people have fun here even if they don’t have NF. Just ask Shelley, Arthur and Lou. Never mind, don’t ask Lou!!!

January 8, 2008 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Adgiant, Awareness, Benefit, Blogs, Friends, Friends of NF, neurofibromatosis | , , , , , , , | 210 Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008

01a-wrap-cover_splash.jpgHappy New Year 2008!!!

Well, a year has passed and we are at a new beginning. I look forward to great things this year. Maybe something new for NF research. Let’s keep hope alive. Now lets talk resolutions. Or promises, or whatever you want to call it. Something I want to do this year is build up my friends list to at least 200 or 300 friends with NF on myspace.com dailystrength.com or youtube.com Any one of the three. Oh yea, one more thing. drink more Starbucks and hopefully meet with some of my friends that I talk with everyday about coffee.

On a serous note. Please remember our real HEROS in 2008 in the U.S. ARMY, and military service members. When you see someone in uniform say thank you.

January 2, 2008 Posted by | About Me, Awareness, Friends, Friends of NF, Fun, Fundraising, Just Ask!, neurofibromatosis, Research | , , , , , , , | 150 Comments

Reggie Bibbs JUST ASK! ONLINE STORE NOW OPEN

cup8x10.jpgI’m proud to present to you the Reggie Bibbs online Just Ask! Store. We are now open. There are a wide range of new products available.

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We can increase awareness of Neurofibromatosis on a wider range, at the same time raise money for neurofibromatosis.

All proceeds will go toward research and awareness. I know you will find a product that will meet your fashion needs. My original shirts can be ordered from my site. The new link will take you to the store.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

December 22, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Adgiant, Appearances, Awareness, Friend, Friends of NF, Fun, Fundraising, Just Ask!, neurofibromatosis, News, NF1, NF2, Reggie's Search Machine, T-shirt, Texas NF Foundation | , , , , | 141 Comments

Reggie Bibbs Wikinews Interview

17115693_160x120.jpgReggie Bibbs was interviewed on Nov 23, 2007 for Wikinews describing what it is like living with neurofibromatosis and what he has done via his website, blog and other resources to increase awareness of NF.”

Click to watch Reggie Bibbs interview on Neurofibromatosis

November 29, 2007 Posted by | About Me, Awareness, Blogs, Celebrity, Friends with NF, M.D. Anderson, neurofibromatosis, Research, Texas NF Foundation, Video | , , , , | 24 Comments

JUST ASK T-SHIRTS…JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!

2069138483_2b7247dfc8.jpgJust a reminder to you all that are supporting the blog. Don’t forget to do your Christmas Shopping or any other holiday shopping here on my site. I have a new shipment of Just Ask t-shirts that you can order for friends and family.

Imagine how cool you and your entire family would look sitting in front of a blazing fireplace, drinking a hot, steaming cup of Starbucks coffee or Hot Chocolate, wearing a comfy, cozy Just Ask! T-Shirt

Heck, you’d look just like Sugar Ray Leonard, Greg Gorman, and Arthur Meyerson and other really cool people!!!. Oh, and of course, ME ME ME! Order your holiday Just Ask! T-shirts today and I guarantee delivery before Christmas!!! I’ll make Lou deliver them! : > )

CLICK HERE AND THEN CLICK ON STORE!!! IT’S EASY, EVEN LOU CAN DO IT!!!

November 26, 2007 Posted by | About Me, Appearances, Awareness, Just Ask!, neurofibromatosis, T-shirt | , , , | 94 Comments

Watch ABC/Channel 13 tonight for my interview with Christi Myers!!!!

1832058392_4cc394534e.jpgThat’s right! Tonight on channel 13 my interview with Christi Myers will air. It should be around 6:30pm and 6:45. The interview want very well. We filmed in my bed room, as I was working on my website. I’m looking forward to your comments on the story.


CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS!

CLICK HERE FOR TV INTERVIEW

November 2, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Awareness, Just Ask!, neurofibromatosis, News, nf, NF in the News, PR | , , , , , , | 149 Comments

MY SECOND ASTROS GAME.

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Today was my second Astros game. Before the game, my friend Lee told me, “You have to have a Astros shirt.” So went to one of the local stores and Lee said pick the one you want. This is a cool shirt. That was the first thing we did. The high before the game was the food. I had the best Chile cheese hot bog ever, and a nice cold Coke to wash it down. mmmmm! By the way this is my first Astros shirt. I send thanks to my friend Lee, who invited me to join him with his daughter Rebecca and her friend Blake. Both are very nice and they treated me very well. We enjoyed the game, even though our team did not win, we still support the Astros and I will be happy to see them anytime. Go ASTROS! You are winners in my eyes. Please view the pictures from the game and lets blog about it.

August 12, 2007 Posted by | About Me, Astros Game, Friends, Fun, News | 7 Comments

Breakfast with Greg Gorman

greg.jpgYesterday I received a call from my friend Greg Gorman, the world-famous photographer from Los Angeles.Wow!

Greg asked if we could meet for breakfast this morning. I can’t believe someone as famous as Greg Gorman would take time from traveling to have breakfast with me.regchar.jpg

It’s been 10 years at least since we’ve had a chance to visit in person.

Greg, Carl and I had a terrific visit as well as the most important meal of the day. Breakfast. Thank you Greg and Carl for your time today

July 12, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Awareness, Friends, Fun, neurofibromatosis, News | 15 Comments

SHORTS IN HOUSTON PART 2 – I DID IT!!!

washcar.jpgHello my friends hello. Hum. That was in a song wasn’t it? I loved the song. Yesterday was the best day in a very long time with views on this topic. I’m very happy with the comments and support from all of you. Yes you have encouraged me to Just do it!

 

Well it’s a start and I have pictures to prove it.washcar2.jpg

You are a part of this success. Lets keep the stats up. Let me know what you think about the photos. You will see me out and about in shorts around Houston. I have to remember We have a lot of great people here in Houston, have supported me many times before.

July 10, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Appearances, Awareness, Friends, Fun, neurofibromatosis | 14 Comments

SHORTS IN HOUSTON

reggieshorts31.jpgI have a new tripod, so I took this photo of myself working at my computer. I know it looks like I posing for the photo. Well, you’re right. I’m wearing shorts around the house. I wish I had the guts to go someplace wearing shorts.

People always ask for my advice and how do I handle things. Now I ask you, do you have advice me for?

I’m not that strong, but any encouragement or advice you can give me, I’m all ears or leg. : > ) You know living in Houston, you have to wear shorts in order to keep cool.

July 9, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Awareness, neurofibromatosis, News | 15 Comments

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

neurofibromatosisHello Friends We are coming up to another day of celebration. Wednesday July 4th Houston is having a day of fun, music and a large display of fireworks. Come join the fun! I plan to be there wearing my JUST ASK t-shirt and would be happy to meet new friends. I always get a little nervous at these large events, but I’m sure with the great people we have in our great city, I will have a TREMENDOUS time. I hope to get some pictures meeting more friends. See you there.

June 30, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Appearances, Awareness, Friend, Friends, Fun, Just Ask!, neurofibromatosis, nf, NF1, Photos, Some People, T-shirt | 8 Comments

MY NEW FRIENDS IN THE UK.

i183123312_96166_4.jpgI’m so happy that I am meeting new friends, to share our stories with one another. I asked Katie’s mom Vanessa about the UK. She writes a lot of things I enjoyed reading. I wanted to share them with you. Read below. I’m looking forward to the video, which I hope to post here. Thank you Katie and Vanessa! Continue reading

June 29, 2007 Posted by | About Me, Astros Game, Awareness, Friend, Friends, Fun, Fundraising, Help, Medical, neurofibromatosis, News, nf, NF Bulletin Board, NF1, Video | 1 Comment

“JUST ASK!” IS OFFICIAL

656515238_bdfd0d2b77.jpgToday I went to the Harris County Court House and filed JUST ASK! as a DBA in the STATE OF TEXAS. I am so happy! This is terrific news because it makes me feel that what I’m doing is very real: To the State of Texas and to the people who are affected by neurofibromatosis.

Not only did I file a DBA but I also opened a business checking account at Compass Bank under the name “Just Ask!” The checks will have my logo on them (drawing of my face) and “Just Ask!” Continue reading

June 28, 2007 Posted by | About Me, Appearances, Awareness, Fundraising, neurofibromatosis, nf, NF1 | 10 Comments

BEDROOM REPAIRS

p1010015.jpgp1010017.jpgI call this phase 1. There is bad news and good news. There was a small fire in my room. The good news is that my computer was not damaged. The pictures I have posted are the begianning of the repairs.

reggiebibbs-128.jpgBelieve it or not, but this is a major improvement. The green wall is gone.

The hole in the wall is repaired. I have a new desk, or work area. I have plenty of room which I did not have before. A lot has been done, and still more improvements are to come. Stay tuned for the finish project. This makes it a lot easer to do my web-site posting and flickr post.

June 27, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Appearances, Fun, Help, neurofibromatosis, News, Photos, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

TASTE OF TEXAS FUN

p1010076.jpgPeople are beginning to JUST ASK! This is GREAT! Friday night my family and I went to one of our favorite restaurants. Taste Of Texas.

We had the best time I can remember. It was 15 of us. Sisters, nieces, nephews, brother sister in-law,and Mom. Of course ME ME ME! We all sported out JUST ASK t-shirts. We felt like stars. We got a lot of smiles and people commenting on our t-shirts. Lots of you ASKED. I thank all of you that wanted to know. It was a wonderful family night for us. Thanks to the Staff of The Taste Of Texas. You did a TREMENDOUS job as always!

June 16, 2007 Posted by | About Me, Appearances, Awareness, DESSERTS, Favorite Places, Friend, Friends, Fun, neurofibromatosis, nf, NF1, Photos, Restaurant, T-shirt | 8 Comments

THANK YOU, NET 2

Last night I was invited to speak with Net 2 about my website, and neurofibromatosis. Wow! What a tremendous experience it was FOR ME. A great group that was very interested in neurofibromatosis and my campaign. I was able to share what it’s like to live with nf , and how I deal with it. I learned a lot from the group as well as I hope they learned more about nf. I feel blessed that the group received my message. Meeting Net 2 was just what I needed. Maybe if I hang around the group, I can learn more tips about making the perfect site for neurofibromatosis.

June 13, 2007 Posted by | About Me, Appearances, Awareness, Friends, Fun, neurofibromatosis, News, nf, Some People, Texas NF Foundation | 8 Comments

MY MESSAGE

Most of you may know a little about me. My Name is Reggie Bibbs. I have a disorder

called Neurofibromatosis, or NF for short. This disorder causes disfigurement, pain,

blindness, hearing loss, learning disabilities, and yes, even death.

Not only that but most of us who suffer with this disorder have everyday trials that may seem easy for you, but is very hard for us. For instance, how many of you give it a second thought about going out to buy supplies for your computer? You may worry about what you will wear? But that’s probably it. Continue reading

June 10, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Appearances, Friend, Friends, neurofibromatosis, News, nf, NF1, Some People, Texas NF Foundation | 13 Comments

ADDY AWARDS

awards2.jpgI thought it would be nice to show some of the addy awards we won in neurofibromatosis. The awards are for the PSA and the work that is going on with the website. It is because off all the support you are giving. keep visiting my site and the blog. I thank you for your support

This show that we are starting to get notice. This is what we want. Its only the beginning. It a start of something big. I’m sure there will be more to come. You can rest a sure I will post the others when we receive more.

June 6, 2007 Posted by | About Me, ADDY Awards, Awareness, Fun, Fundraising, neurofibromatosis, nf, NF1 | 3 Comments

REGGIE’S HOBBIES (COOKING AND BAKING)

p1010016.jpgpatotoes BAKED BEANS Most of you who know me, know I love baking and preparing large meals for my family relatives and friends. Sunday’s are always fun.  That is the day the largest meal is prepared.  Yesterday was a nice meal, and I would like to share some photos with you.  Now this wasn’t the best meal, but we all enjoyed it and are very thankful that God provides for all of us  It you have some photos of what you enjoy cooking, grilling, or baking share your your photos and comments. And if you have tips that would be terrific.  I know I can use all the tips I can get.  Looking forward to your comments.   My favorite cake to bake is German Chocolate Cake.  And Cobbler.   Peach and Berry cobbler. You will get to see photos of that soon.  I would love to love to see your photots.

June 4, 2007 Posted by | About Me, DESSERTS, Friend, Friends, Fun, neurofibromatosis, nf, NF1, Photos | 2 Comments

MEETING OTTMAR LIEBERT

ottmar.jpgOttmar Liebert is one of the best flamenco guitar performers around. A friend of mine, Greg Gorman, made it possible for me to be to at one of Ottmar’s performances at Rockerfeller’s in Houston. Mom and I had a terrific time. After the performance Ottmar was nice enough to take time to talk with me and take photos. He even signed one of his CD’s for me. If you like the flamenco guitar or New Age type music, you will enjoy Ottmar’s music. I have a link to his site as well as my friend Greg Gorman. I am happy to call both of them my friends.

May 30, 2007 Posted by | About Me, Appearances, Friend, Friends, Fun, Links, Music, neurofibromatosis, nf, NF1, Photos | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet Reggie Bibbs & neurofibromatosis (Video)

Meet Reggie Bibbs & neurofibromatosisReggie Bibbs discusses his life growing up with neurofibromatosis and how people react differently to him since launching his “Just Ask” campaign.

CLICK HERE

May 25, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Awareness, neurofibromatosis, Video | , , | 1 Comment

FRIENDSHIP OR ME ME ME?!!

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I want you to meet a friend of mine. This guy is so cool. Everyone speaks about me being an encouragement. This is Lou and he gives me that spirit to do what I’m doing for this site.

When I get discouraged he gives me that kick start when I slow down. When we get together watch out. Great energy and fun. So its not always about me, but most of the time it is. Just kidding. Let Lou know you love him!

Also, I’d like to thank my good friend and great photographer, Marcus Medellin, for these wonderful photos!!! You rock, Marcus!

May 9, 2007 Posted by | About Me, Friends, Fun, neurofibromatosis | 14 Comments

MY FRIENDS WITH “JUST ASK!” TSHIRTS HAVING FUN


I want to share the fun I had today with friends at STANANDLOU Advertising.

Today was picture day!

Reggie Bibbs at STANANDLOUReggie Bibbs at STANANDLOU #2We are showing how much fun you can have with the right people and the right clothing!!! Yeah, the shirt had a lot to do with it.

Maybe if we get a lot of bloggers and you demand that everyone at the office must wear the JUST ASK shirt as a policy we can promote more fun in the office while raising awareness for NF. Lets start blogging. Say, “Hey Lou, Reggie is right. I like the idea!”

Lou, by the way, nice hat!

May 2, 2007 Posted by | About Me, Friends, Fun, neurofibromatosis, T-shirt | 21 Comments

GO ASTROS! MY FIRST GAME AT MINUTE MAID PARK!!!

Reggie Bibbs First Ever Astros Game!!!WOW!!!!!!!

What can I say but WOW!!!!!

I have always wanted to watch the Astros in person but was always afraid to be in crowds among people I thought would be afraid of me or not want to be around me. I WAS SO WRONG!!! I had the best time of my life!!!! I felt like I was surrounded by friends and I have to tell you, that doesn’t happen very often.

Thank you, all of you who came up to me and said hello and took pictures with me. You have no idea what that simple act of kindness meant to me.

It was the greatest day of my life!

I want to send an extra special thank you to Amanda Ludeke, on-air personality at Sports Radio 610. Thank you for introducing yourself to me. Thank you for making me feel so special.

And thank you Jay Sitta of CBS Outdoor for the incredible tickets!!! You guys rule!

April 30, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Astros Game, Friends, Fun, neurofibromatosis | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

FRIENDS AND DOCTORS WITH MY T-SHIRT

p1010002.jpgp1010001.jpgI had a TERRIFIC! day. I went to where my brother Byron is employed, Macks Transmission. I had a chance to talk to Byron for a short time. My visit was with my friend Jerry T, who works in one of the offices. Cool guy. Here I’m posting the photos of my friends that bought shirts today. But that’s not all. I also saw my doctor at MD Anderson.

Dr. Diwakar Balachandran has been very supportive of my work with nf awareness. Thank you Dr. Balachandran and Jerry!!!

April 24, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, Friends, neurofibromatosis, T-shirt | , , , , , | 16 Comments

BREAKING NEWS – ONLINE STORE NOW OPEN!!!

reggieweb.jpgThis just in, I’m happy to say the Reggie Bibbs JUST ASK t-shirts are ready for on-line purchase. Help us raise awareness of neurofibromatosis by buying your very own “Just Ask!” t-shirt and wearing it proudly!!!

The store is now ready to fill your order. I will personally fill all orders so order soon and often!!! Order as many as you like. They make wonderful stocking stuffers, birthday presents, bar mitzvah gifts, you name it!!!

And, as always, thank you for your support!

To order, go to www.reggiebibbs.com and click on STORE!

April 23, 2007 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, About Me, neurofibromatosis, News, T-shirt | , , | 10 Comments