Kearny, New Jersey
Hello! Â My name is Ira Steiman and my professional name is Ira Mitchell; hence...Ira Mitchell-Steiman. My legal middle name is Gordon but all of those names at once are just too much! LOL... I am 59 years old as of August 14th, 2016. Part of the time I feel as if I were 90 years old but most of the time I'm just a silly little kid! I am a stage 4 cancer survivor; 5 years clean and counting. Unfortunately I suffered with Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and lost the use of my legs completely as well as the use of my arms/hands. Â Tons of therapy, medications and most importantly prayer have brought me to the point where I'm soon going to ditch my cane and asides from constant tingling in my hands I have regained full use of my hands. Â I'm truly a lucky guy! Just about a year ago I underwent weight loss surgery as I was huge and to date have lost 156 pounds! My doctor expects me to lose about ten more pounds. Â Currently,Â my healthÂ is spectacular and my extreme diabetes, 3 shots of insulin a day, is in complete remission. Hooray!!!Â Prior to my unfortunate experience withÂ cancer I was a Creative Director/Designer for Special Event Productions. Before that I was a Floral Designer and a damn good one at that! Â Precedant to my foray in the fields of Special Events and Floral Design I was a professional Make-up Artist and a professional Hair Designer.Â All of my careers and interests are generally centered around creativity and enhancing the human experience. Â I believe that we all are "gifted" withÂ special talents and duties that enrich and hopefully improve the lives of others; in this respect, I have indeed been blessed.