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Phi Sigma Sigma member Nereyda "Neddie" Iniguez influences the lives of many people around her with her positive spirit, love of life and her continued support of Phi Sigma Sigma. Unfortunately, I have never met Neddie, but I know all of these wonderful qualities because of the love shown through sisters who did know Neddie.

Neddie Iniguez died in 2005 of leukemia as a junior at the University of La Verne, but most importantly, as a beloved member of Phi Sigma Sigma.

Neddie discovered the leukemia when she was a senior in high school. From there she went through several chemotherapy sessions and several remissions. During those cancer-free days, Neddie lived her life to the fullest by joining Greek life and studying abroad. She was studying abroad in Australia when she got really sick and was forced to fly back.

This was when Neddie decided to forgo another round of treatments for the leukemia.

Neddie’s influence continues as every sister in the Theta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma learns to appreciate life that much more because of her. We honor her life and always keep her close to our hearts as we raise funds for the Neddie Memorial Scholarship so another sister could continue life in college and Greek life.

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Many people, even outside of Greek life, know that the terms “big sister” or “big brother” means someone that mentors someone who is younger or is just entering an organization. In Phi Sigma Sigma, the definition of the term is the same, just with a different title.

The women of the Theta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma use the terms “big sapphire” and “little sapphire,” which is our organization’s stone, instead of “big sister” and “little sister.” A big sapphire is a mentor that guides a new sister through the life of being in a sorority and life in general.

The bond between a big and little sapphire pair is unique to the bonds of sisterhood because sapphires are like the Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani of every group (from the best television show ever made, “Friends”). They just get each other’s quirks and weirdness like no one else. They are always available for random adventures together and pushing each other to be the best they could be.

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Explosions of glitter, absurd hazing rituals, and paying for friends are some of the very untrue stereotypes of a sorority… Well, except maybe the explosions of glitter. Trust me, glitter never goes away after recruitment. Besides the excess amounts of glitter and crafting, most people don’t immediately think of philanthropy as a major part of being in a sorority. Most people also don’t think of Phi Sigma Sigma or any sorority as a non-profit organization that helps foster young women into world-changing leaders that continue to promote the timeless values of leadership through service, lifelong learning and inclusiveness.

I volunteered in high school, but never anything that I was truly passionate about like these Phi Sig women were expressing about the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation during recruitment.

When entering Phi Sigma Sigma as a sophomore, I was told about the many philanthropy events and contributions the Theta Upsilon Chapter makes every year, but I didn’t really understand what “philanthropy” even meant at the time. I was joining a sorority for many different reasons, but their philanthropy involvement was probably at the bottom of my list when choosing a sorority.

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A sapphire is the person that will be forever around you and will refuse to leave… ever, but we never really want them too anyways. Sapphires help better each other and become lifelong soul mates, which I know sounds really cheesy, but you haven’t met my sapphires.

I met one of my two little sapphires last year, and Nina is one the sweetest people I know. Her heart is filled with love and is constantly thinking of others before herself. She has taught me so many things about becoming a better person and always trying to be positive. She is truly my better half, and I only hope that I have helped her half as much as Nina has helped me. She is part of the reason why I decided to get another little sapphire. I love being a mentor, but I also wanted my little sapphire to have someone to connect with after I graduate this year.

I was privileged to get another little sapphire, Sami, and I absolutely love her already. My new little sapphire is pretty amazing and will be a perfect addition to my sapphire family. Although I have only known her for a short amount of time, I know that she is a strong, confident woman. I can’t wait to get to know her even more and to see all the things she accomplishes in life.

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I have never been in love before. I wasn’t even sure what love felt like until I joined Phi Sigma Sigma. People already involved in Greek life always said “from the outside looking in, its hard to understand it, and from the inside, looking out its hard to explain.” In reality, the lifelong bonds we create with our sisters can be described in one simple word, love.

Of course, I don’t mean the kind of love that ends in romantic comedy movies or marriage. The bond of any sisterhood takes time and effort, but the love given and returned is for a lifetime.

Sisters are always there for anyone who needs support or comfort, no questions asked. We make each other laugh after having a hard day. We annoy each other to no end, but always make up for it by listening to each other’s problems and issues. Sisterhood means never having to wonder if there is someone who loves you. The bonds of our sisterhood remind me everyday of the best decision I made, joining Phi Sigma Sigma.

The women of Phi Sigma Sigma have taught me year after year, heartache upon heartache, laughter upon laughter that love is tough and endless. Love endures tragedy and joy. Love is sisterhood and isn’t just for the four years of college, but for life.

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I  have  contracted  legs  and  I  have  five  wounds that  are  healing  very  well.  I  am  involved  with  my  church  as  well  as  I  am  attending  a  community  college  studying  journalism.  I  wish  to  write  a  book  sharing  my  story  living  with  MS.

Medicaid  is  paying  for  the  co  pays.    for  the  co  pays.  I am  not  allowed  to  work.

I  wish  to   pay  to  my  church  as  well  as  MS  research    Will  any  sister  help?

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I  AM  A  BETA  DELTA  that  has  Multiple  sclerosis  and  a  fundraiser  that  will  go  to  the  MS  society  is  the  MS  walk  and  I  am  asking  sisters  for  a  pledge.  My  MS  walk  name  is  NORTHWESTERNVIEWS  and  I  am  asking  for  pledges  can  me  mailed  to  255  rockslide  road  indolence  or  pledge  can  be  made  at  the  BUCKYECHAPTER on  the   MS  society   website.

You  can  email  me  at  NORTHWESTERNVIEWS@GMAIL.COM  with  the  subject  being  MS  WALK

Thanks  and  AIM  HIGH! 

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I  have  multiple  sclerosis  and  I  seek  those  who  would  like  to  participate  in the  MS  walk.
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I  have  multiple  sclerosis  and  I  seek  those  who  would  like  to  participate  in the  MS  walk.
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I  have  multiple  sclerosis  and  I  seek  those  who  would  like  to  participate  in the  MS  walk.
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Walk MS

NATIONAL MS SOCIETY

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I  am  seeking  a  persons  or  a  companies  to  fund  an  MS  event  where  persons  will  buy  tables  at  a  dinner.

Contact  Laurie  Garvin  Northwesternviews@gmail.com
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They  cannot  or  will not  try  to  find  my  books  or  CDs  which  can  be  to  keep  the  brain  active  when  you  have  Multiple  Sclerosis.

I  try  to  keep  my  mind  active  by  writing  and  reading  as  much  as  I  can.

Will  any  sister  help  me?

I  had  Ragtime  all  of  Mozart  operas  perER Gabriel  audra  mcdowel  to  name  a  few.

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let  gather  for  founders  day  at  a  local  place  that  is  assessable.   My  name  is  Laurie  Garvin  Beta  Delta.  I  reside  at  aristocrat  skilled  nursing  home  at  255  Front  street  and  I  can  be  reaced  at  NORTHWESTERNVIEWS@GMAIL.COM
 
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I am  allowed  up  one  hour  a  day.  It  will  be  hard  for  me  to  write  and  take  photos

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I  WOULD  LOVE  TO  HAVE A  PHI  SIGMA  SIGMA  HELP  TO  CREATE  A  WORLD WITHOUT  MS.

If  you  are  interested  send  an  email  to  NORTHWESTERNVIEWS@GMAIL  and  put  MS  walk  in  the  subject  line.  Thanks  for  helping  to  create  a  world  free  of  MS
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I  have  multiple  sclerosis  and  through  out the  year  many  fundraising  events  are  held  tat  will  benefit  the  MS  society.  Ms  walk  name  will  always  be  NORTHWESTERNVIEWS.  March  is  MS  awareness  month.

I  am  asking  all  sisters  to  become  involved  with  the  MS  society
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