The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) mob have been inspired by visits from wealthy celebrities Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Kanye West, Alec Baldwin and Al Sharpton, the great unwashed have been praised by Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama and the media has done their best to sugarcoat the bitter pill of anarchy and sell the protests as the expression of popular American sentiment. Reports of paid protesters and anti-Semitic signs are carefully hidden from the public and although the American Nazi Party and the Communist Party of the United States have come out in support of OWS crew, don't look for an exposé covering their involvement in the New York Times.
The vast majority of the OWS puppets don't have a clue who or what they are protesting as they dance upon the strings held by wealthy leftists like George Soros and organized labor. The poor victims of an unfair society simper and whine about the many obstacles placed in their path by the banks and wealthy corporations as they wallow in their own filth.
Here among the growing debris and manure generated by the useful fools and their puppet masters, lives an American beauty who is an everyday reminder of our national spirit and a true inspiration to all who believe in the values which have made our free republic great. The New York Post brings us the story of a remarkable young woman named Lauren Oplinger who works as an associate on the equity trading floor at JP Morgan Chase.
The Summitt, NJ, native attended the College of Holy Cross in Massachusetts where her competitive spirit was honed while playing right wing on the hockey team. After Lauren graduated in 2008 she went to work at JP Morgan Chase and was beginning to work her way up the corporate ladder. Lauren's life abruptly changed in February 2009.
An infection entered her lungs and coursed through her blood, attacking every major organ. She went into cardiac arrest, her kidneys failed.
For a month she clung to life at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, where machines helped her breathe and gave her nourishment.
In April she finally opened her eyes again. But she couldn't see the relief on her mother's face.
She couldn't see anything.
Lack of oxygen caused by the heart attack damaged her optic nerve.
Oplinger -- fearless in life -- was terrified
"When I opened my eyes, I couldn't even see light," she said.
She spent the summer in New Jersey, her vision improving, somewhat.
First she began to distinguish between light and dark, then she could see shadows.
She returned to work in September 2009, starting slowly so she could acclimate to the new software that awaited her. "I made mistakes, I think everybody has made mistakes, but for me it's been more of a learning process."
She was promoted from an analyst to an associate in January.
Today she still has no central vision, meaning she can't see objects directly in front of her, and no peripheral vision either. She can't make out people's faces, has trouble with street signs -- but stands tall regardless as she walks to work from her a Murray Hill apartment.
Lauren's hard work and attention to detail has earned the praise of her clients, co-workers and the management team at JP Morgan Chase. With the help of three 24 inch computer monitors, a modified keyboard and text-to-speech software to read her emails Lauren excels at her job and continues to inspire her colleagues with her hard work and determination.
Next weekend as the OWS protesters continue to trash the city and foul the air, Lauren Oplinger will be participating in "Lighthouse International's Double Up for Vision Tandem Bike Ride/Walk." The inspiring young lady will be helping to raise $75,000 for the organization which helps the blind and works to fight vision loss.
October 17, 2010