Congratulations to Michael Bailey, winner of WWAY's Dream Date Giveaway. Michael submitted the following winning essay to win.
"My girlfriend Tara was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis this past year and it is very aggressive. She is only 28 years old. This past year has been very tough because she has had to go through several different types of treatment trying to find a treatment that will get her into remission.
She also had to be out of work on disability for 6 months which was hard on both of us financially but we managed to make it work. She is still not in remission but we are getting closer as they think they may have found a successful treatment option which unfortunately consist of infusion treatments and also giving herself weekly injections at home.
We are very much in love so I have tried to be very supportive during this tough time and have remained strong for both of us and also tried to supplement our income while she was out of work by working as many extra hours as I could at work. With so much stress and bad news over the past year we would love to have something special to share and I think this Valentines Day Giveaway would be the perfect surprise considering Valentines day is her favorite holiday.
We don't have any special plans for this Valentines day because with her just going back to work in January and piling medical bills we don't have a lot of extra money right now to plan a special night out. This would really mean a lot to both of us and I think it would be a good way to lift both of our spirits after a very trying past 12 months."
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