Feb 23,2007 00:00
It may sound like a commercial, but its true – a Bend woman is one of only 210 people who could be surprised next Wednesday by the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol with roses, balloons and a check for $10-million.
Jodi Farm will know next Wednesday whether she will walk away with the large prize. She has officially notified yesterday that she has won at least $1,000 – and that if she is the $10-million winner the prize patrol will be ringing her doorbell unannounced on February 28 with television cameras in tow.
Farm was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease (a disorder of the inner ear affecting hearing and balance) about eight years ago, and she and her 21-year old son Sean were both diagnosed during the summer of 2006 with rheumatoid arthritis. Farm’s web site says her medical conditions sometimes force her to take breaks, but between flares she “pours her heart and soul” into the sewing and creating she loves so much.