Friday, October 23, 2009

James on TLC November 22nd

Set you're DVR's for James story being told on The Learning Channel (TLC). It is set to air November 22nd. We are really looking forward to watching it. Morningstar Entertainment of CA has been working so hard on it for months, I know it will be fantastic.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

James 2nd Surgery a Success

James was just released from the hospital after his second major surgery. It was a big success. He is feeling strong and is anxious to get back to work and play. He looks quite a bit different, and even sounds different. Dr. Neligan was able to center his mouth a little more which lets his voice out more clearly. He was also able to take the rest of the tumor out with a lot less blood loss than last time. James is resting at home and healing quickly.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

James Highlighted at Golf Tournament benefit

The Washington State NF Foundation has a Golf Benefit every year. They highlight people with NF on cards on the tables so people can understand what it's like to live with NF. James was invited to do a card this year. This is what he wrote.

My name is James O’Neal. I was born with NF in 1962. Growing up with NF was not that bad for me. At a young age my mom told me that everyone was born with a handicap, some you see, some you don’t. As a child I had several surgeries from age 1-18. Then more than twenty five years after my last surgery while working at Safeway a customer asked if I would like surgery to repair my face. I told her that if she could raise the money I’d do it. The plan was a success and I had surgery in 2008. I had already chosen to lead an inspiring life with or without surgery. To me the most important value is to touch others lives and believe that giving service is living in meaning. Give yourself permission to be great and you will be! Visit me at --James

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The New Face of James

Here is the latest look for James. He looks so handsome in a white shirt and tie!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Before & After T-shirts

James has made some before and after t-shirts showing his amazing transformation. If you'd like to get one, email to The cost is $25. James is also making a black and white version with other photo's.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

James Paying it Forward

After several visits with Christopher from Morningstar Entertainment who were to film his story, it has been determined that Christopher is not interested in proceeding with surgery

James had jumped on board to help Christopher Tasie who also has Neurobromatosis. Christopher lives in Nigeria and had no hope for surgery until many people and organizations came together to help. We wish Christopher all the best. It sounds like he is wonderful man with a beautiful family.
Check out Christopher's story at