Annette Funicello Celebrates 69th Bir...

Annette Funicello Celebrates 69th Birthday with Launch of

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On October 22, 2011, Annette Funicello, an American icon of the Mouseketeer and surf generation, will be celebrating her 69th birthday.

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#1 Oct 22, 2011
I admire you so much I also was diagose with MS july28,2010.I have rhemotid arthrists since age 10.I just turned 50.Under different drs care you always look so nice Im trying to b postive and b like you.Your a role model for me that I can live and enjoy life even if I have MS I am limited to do certains thing HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I just wish people would understand sometimes I cant leave home or b around people it hurts me that people dont understand what Im going threw I try my best to do as much as my body lets me.

Poway, CA

#2 Oct 22, 2011
Dear Annette, I was just thinking about you. I didn't even know that it is your birthday. I was born in 1951 (just turned 60 this year). When I was a little girl watching you on the Mickey Mouse Club, I thought you were wonderful, so pretty and so talented. I knew you were different. At the time I didn't know anything about your nationality. Well, you were the idol of a little Filipino girl in Charleston, SC (father from the Philippines and mother born in USA). It was not easy growing up in a biracial family in the 1950's. Thanks for being different. I came to love my uniqueness. I always pray for you and your family. Happy Birthday Annette!

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#3 Oct 23, 2011
ID like to know your diet since i have MS would like to know how you taken care of yourself.I hope God gives me plenty of years my seizers are getting worse mobilty worse but im trying to b postive thank you God Bless you and family Rosalie
Bill McCaverty

Menifee, CA

#4 Oct 27, 2011

Hope you had a wonderful birthday ! I am about 5 yrs older than you but remember you well as a Mouseketeer and the many surf movies. Your were and ARE great and have shown your true grit as you have faced down MS.Your indeed an inspiration to so many folks and to an old surfer who has a dear friend who suffers with MS and always looks to you as her inspiration - stay strong Annette !

God bless & Go Girl !

Bill McCaverty, Manhattan Beach,CA

Dallas, TX

#5 Nov 30, 2011
How could any one be inappropriate to the prettiest Mousekateer of them all. I use to race home from school to see all of you. You will always be the love in a little boys heart. Even now at 63. Always keep up the spirit that we have all loved.

Olympia, WA

#6 Nov 30, 2011
Hello and a bit late but Happy Birthday. Loved you in your mouse ears - on the beach and your cute songs. Own several of your bears off QVC. Sending hugs and love.Stay strong. Suzy
Betty Burgess

Dadeville, AL

#7 Dec 10, 2011
I've just finished reading Wally Lamb's novel WISHIN' AND HOPIN' in which you are a character. Since you and I are of the same generation and one of my first and favorite TV shows was THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB, I went on-line to get an update on your situation. Just wanted you to know that you still have many fans who care about you and wish you well.

Betty Burgess
Auburn, Alabama
Kathy Jones Hanson

San Diego, CA

#8 Jan 7, 2012
I, as so many others, used to watch the old Mic-key M O U S E Club. You stood out to me from the very beginning and, although I had not heard the word "role model" at that time, that is what you were to me. I believe that I was in the fifth grade and you were my friend.

I've been thinking about you and hoping you are surrounded by friends and family on this first Saturday of the new year, 2012. You are still a role model and I admire that you continue to go forward through life and use all of the tools available to you to inspire others and make yourself comfortable.

May this be the year for the cure of MS !!!
carlos white

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jan 27, 2012
Dear Annette just a few words to say i was in love with a Mouseketeer in 1957,I wrote you a letter and told you these things. I was 17 yrs old then and you sent me a letter with a picture. sure wish i still had it now but it was lost in a move. I will be praying for you,and i still love you.
YOUR FAN now and always Carlos White
Noemi Fernandez

Houston, TX

#10 Feb 26, 2012
Dear Annette, Just want to tell you how much I enjoyed watching you in mickey mouse club, shaggy dog and the surf movies. You were my favorite and still are. I think you are so pretty and by the way, I married a man who says you were his first love, for 40 years now. God Bless you and keep the faith.
Tom Thomas

Radcliff, KY

#11 Apr 18, 2012
I have the greatest respect for you, watched everything that you have ever done. Grew up with MM club, you are an American Icon.

Your decision to put husband and children before your career just made you rocket to the stars with me.

My wife gave me a portrait of you many years ago, it hangs on my office wall. She says you are the only girlfriend that I can have without getting killed.

Via con Dios, pretty lady

Always your fan and admirer

Fort Worth, TX

#12 Jun 1, 2012
It has been many years,you were my sweet heart in 1957 on the mickey mouse club. I would come home from school and turn on the tv. set everyday. I have all the surf movies, I hope you are doing well.
Joan - Leicester MA

Leicester, MA

#13 Aug 6, 2012
I remember growing up with you. I always admired you and how pleasant you were. Last night I saw Frankie Avalon and I thought of you. They showed a picture back to the Beach. I felt sad for you. I have been sick since I was 29 and now I am 63. I have asthma and chemical sensitivity, which destroys your body. I also have fibromylgia. I didn't see my 30's and 40's because I was in and out of the hospital. So I know what your going through. Its even harder when you did so much for our generation. God Bless you Annette.

Crestmead, Australia

#14 Sep 11, 2012
Dear Annette,
I have written a letter to you in April this year, I didnt know I could find you on the internet, its all new to me, this modern technology. Iam so sorry to hear of your illness, I have loved and admired you since the Mickey Mouse Club. I met all the other Mousekeets when they came out to Sydney Australia. I was so disappointed you were not there. I asked Jimmy where you were, and he said you were busy. I also met Kare, and Cubbys Mothers, I also go tot go up into their hotel room at Kings Cross in Sydney. Oh how I wish you had been there. May God Look after you and your family, and know that love and prayers are being sent your way from many miles away. God Bless Love Paulette from Brisbane Australia X

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