Full Name: Suzanne Marie (Tomse) Borowiak. You can call me Sue, Suzi, Suzi-Q, or Suz, just please don't call me Susan. Thanks!
Birthdate: Dec. 3. I graduated from Downers Grove South High School in 1985. You do the math.
Birthplace: Berwyn, IL
Places I have lived: Cicero, Woodridge, DeKalb, Chicago, and Schaumburg, IL
Current Hometown: Yorkville, IL
Family: One hubby - T, two kids - Miss O and her little bro A. Happily married since 1995.
Current job title: CEO/CFO of the Borowiak household aka stay-at-home mom, freelance writer, and professional patient/health care manager.
Previous jobs: substitute preschool teacher, standardized test item writer, elementary school teacher, and newspaper reporter.
Fancy pieces of paper: MEd. in Curriculum and Design/Elementary Education, DePaul University, 1994 and a BA in Journalism and Applied Communications, Northern Illinois University, 1989.
Hobbies: Reading, writing, crafting, hanging out with family and friends, bugging Brian, chauferring kids, helping with homework and school projects, taking meds, visiting docs, working out at pulmonary rehab, surfing the web, watching my kids participate in gymnastics and soccer, musical performances, and school acitivites.
When did Brian and I first meet? We met in the marching band at Downers Grove South High School in the early 1980s. I was a flag twirler in the colorguard, he was not. We reunited via Facebook, and met in person at our 25th high school reunion in fall 2010.
What's with the medical mumbo jumbo? I am a person living with, and trying to live beyond, a rare autoimmune disease called Scleroderma. Complications from this disease have damaged my lungs causing potentially life-threatening problems including pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) and pulmonary fibrosis (scarring in the lungs). There is no cure.