Sharon K

You have truly brought information, hope, and encouragement to so many. There’s no way to appreciate fully all you did by unselfishly beginning and maintaining the message boards and the rest of the sites. The boards helped guide me through the awful Cushing’s maze to other Cushies and to medical help. Thank you, dear lady!

On Facebook

Gina G

Happy B-day MaryO & the message boards! Mary, I’m convinced you won’t know till you get to heaven, how many lives you’ve help save & how much comfort you’ve brought to some of the sickest people on earth. Can’t thank you enough!

On Facebook

Mike P

…Thanks for paving the way for so many of us to have a road to follow. It’s surely not been the straightest or had it’s fill of potholes. BUT as rollercoaster riders AND Journey Zebra Warriors. WE stand United AND will carry on. NO matter OUR obstaclessss.. Hugs and Smiles ALWAYS to U AND Urs. Mike.

From Facebook


…Thank you Mary for these boards which back in 2000 were the only source of support and education there was for a patient like me. I joined them in 2000 and again in 2004. I will always be grateful for the sense of normalcy and belonging I found on this web site. I work from home now and have a great life! To all of you just starting the journey……DONT GIVE UP….LIFE IS WORTH LIVING AND YOU MATTER…With the right Drs on your team and these boards you can live your best life. Educate yourself and be proactive. Be strong and please don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for help…

From the message boards at

Kind Words from a Facebook Post

These came up in my Facebook Memories from this date in 2009!

Alicia: You are so awesome Mary! Where would we be without you?
July 20, 2009 at 2:01pm · 
Joselle: Thanks Mary!!! So many of us have benefited from your “idea”!!
July 20, 2009 at 3:08pm · 
Tiffany: God bless you!! This site has pulled me through this rough time and I have met some angels on earth!
July 20, 2009 at 5:28pm · 
Kim: I dont know how I would still be hanging in if not for the wonderful people I have met through Cushings support. Thank God for Mary O and all of you
July 20, 2009 at 5:59pm · 
Tonya: Amen to that!
July 20, 2009 at 7:03pm · 
Mary: You and your sites are a blessing to all of us, Mary. I am so thankful for you. xoxo
July 20, 2009 at 8:14pm · 
Terri: Mary, and her site saved my life too. There’s not need to go into details, because everyone knows what it’s like trying to get answers with Cushings. Thank you Mary for visiting me at NIH and for the site.
July 20, 2009 at 10:04pm · 
July 20, 2009 at 10:36pm · 
Shauna: Nine years? Amazing how the time flies. It’s been 8 years since my pit surgery and 7 since my BLA. It all feels like yesterday. What a lifesaver you’ve created Mary. That’s one heck of a legacy and we all owe you a huge thanks.
July 20, 2009 at 10:50pm 

Lisa T W

Just wanted to add much love and thanks for everything you have done. You probably don’t even know how many lives you have touched, and saved! Although I don’t have an official diagnosis yet, I did find out about being GH deficient so if I ever get insurance to cooperate hopefully that will improve symptoms. Thanks again:)

On my Facebook timeline, from the past

Vanessa U

Thank you. I have been reading the blogs, it’s helpful. So thank you for putting in the effort on the site.
This is extremely frustrating and upsetting. But like I’ve read from others, I finally have a reason for all the issues I was having.
Thank you again for the site and the warm welcome.
~ From my email