Wednesday, August 29, 2012
As you know, my mother’s been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis for about 14 years now, and it’s been tough. When her MS kicked in, I was seeing this superwoman, so to speak, kind of find her Kryptonite and deteriorate. It was shocking. It was humbling. It was scary.
In the beginning, it was just about figuring out what her symptoms were and figuring out what medicines were available. We were shooting in the dark. She was guessing and just taking the word of doctors. And ever since I got on Criminal Minds, the guys started this support group of Criminal Minds crew at Bike MS who wanted to support MS and to support me in my fight for Mom. It inspired my mother. It humbled her. It made her cry.
Often people, who are afflicted by various diseases, feel alone and misunderstood. They have no voice. We now have a better, more well-rounded knowledge of the disease, thanks to the MS Society and we’re much more specific about the type of meds that my mother has to take and how we can fight.
And when something hits you close to home, you know you’ll do whatever you can to help give that person you care about a better quality of life. I ride the bike for her. And today she’s coping with her MS, she’s walking and singing and dancing, living her life.
Any donations you can give will be much appreciated. We will not stop until we find a cure. Click on the link below to donate online or call 310.481.1107. The MS Society helps many people like my mother every day.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Emmy Award-Nominated Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn Joins the Cast as Linguistics Expert Alex Blake
CHEAT TWEET: The BAU gets 2 know its newest member – #JeanneTripplehorn joins cast on 8th season premiere #CriminalMinds 9/26, 9pm! http://bit.ly/NeEd4j
“The Silencer” – When a Texas prisoner escapes during a transfer, he leaves behind victims with his unique trademark, sewing their mouths shut, a signature the BAU remembers as unique to the UnSub “The Silencer.” While they investigate who he was and who he's become, the BAU also gets to know the newest member of the team, on the eighth season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Sept. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award-nominated actress Jeanne Tripplehorn joins the cast as linguistics expert Alex Blake, the newest member of the BAU team.
Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)
Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner)
Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan)
Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid)
A.J. Cook (Jennifer “JJ” Jareau)
Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia)
Jeanne Tripplehorn (Alex Blake)
Jayne Atkinson (FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss)
Troy Michael Kotsur (John Myers)
Sam Hennings (Marshall John Tilghman)
Ray Mirabal (Mitch Gregory)
Tracy Fraim (Kevin Jenson)
Julia Silverman (Dr. Janine Ainsworth)
Matt Beck (Tyler Parker)
Brian Slaten (Danny Tucker)
Meagan Campbell (Laura Tucker)
Bianca D’Ambrosio (Kelly Tucker)
Jessica Ires Morris (Julie Myers)
Kayla Tabish (Girl at Rest Stop)
Aidan Collins (Young James)
Jarrod Bailey (Teenage James)
WRITTEN BY: Erica Messer, one of the series’ executive producers
DIRECTED BY: Glenn Kershaw