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Melinda Bassett

Profile Updated: August 26, 2020
Residing In:
Venice, CA USA
Occupation:
Hoping to become an author & public speaker on health & God!
Spouse/Partner:
Rafael Swainston
Children:
None
Senior Index:

A: Drill team, ASB orchestra, Spokane Symphony, International Club, All-state and All-northwest group
M: "I'm outta here, babe!" "Rape those violins!" Wild Women Rule! Blonds do have more fun! Summer tans, stardom!

What have you been up to since you graduated?

I tried out twice to become a professional violinist in the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, and I didn’t win the position. I didn’t want to invest any more time or energy in that route, even though I still love playing the violin tremendously and intend on continuing to perfect my skills as a violinist.

I was introduced to the sport of weightlifting/bodybuilding when I was 24 and decided that that was what I wanted to do with my life. I remembered having this dream previously when I was 11 years old, but I’d forgotten it while in my pursuit of violin studies. I’d always wanted to be an athlete of some kind. I became absolutely enamored of the sport and dove in headfirst. Unfortunately (or “fortunately,” as I now believe), I became so passionate about working out and dieting that within six months I became extremely ill and have been that way ever since. It’s now been 23 years that I’ve had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Just this past summer I finally received an official diagnosis of “autonomic nerve disease.” I basically destroyed my Vagus nerve with my over-training/over-dieting, 23 years ago. I’ve not been able to sleep or digest food since the summer of 1998, and had many other severe health challenges. It’s been an extremely painful journey, but one that has taught me about how to regain and improve one’s health. This knowledge I’ve learned will in fact propel me straight to the top of health & fitness whenever it is that I DO regain my health.

I also was forced to seek out a relationship with God during this time, that continues to grow stronger & stronger and I have learned so much about how he works in our lives. I am fascinated by this subject and intend on making a career out of my knowledge of physical health & God.

I have very fond memories of Ferris and growing up in Spokane, and if I’m able to attend this next reunion, I totally will!!

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Look me up by my name or email address: goldsvenicegirl@hotmail.com

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Nov 15, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Awww, so sad! I don't remember him by name but I remember his face. He was in a wheelchair his whole life, yes? Life can be so cruel...

Melinda Bassett has left an In Memory comment for Kelly Munns.
Nov 15, 2019 at 1:33 PM

This is sad to hear! I vaguely remember Kelly and didn't know him well. I'm so sorry to hear about this ??

 

Melinda Bassett has left an In Memory comment for Jacob Eastham.
Nov 15, 2019 at 1:33 PM

This was very sad. Jake and the entire Eastham family were good friends of me and my family. I'm not sure of the exact details, but it was very sad. My belief is that his close environment failed to support him and he wasn't strong enough to overcome that. Jake is a dear, wonderful person and I was very saddened to hear about this.

Melinda Bassett has left an In Memory comment for Benjamin Dewitt.
Nov 15, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Oh my gosh this is terrible news!!! Does anybody know what happened (how he passed)? 46 is way too young to go!    And how cool that he was a volunteer firefighter! Melinda Bassett

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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