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Hi I'm Cindy Acree

I'm a widowed mother of 3. I'm a stroke and epilepsy survivor. I'm a business woman, State representative, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I"m a farm girl that went to high school in Bentonville, Arkansas. I spent lots of time horseback riding. I love the outdoors. After suffering a paralyzing stroke at the age of 34, I recovered and became a distant cyclist. I like to spend most of my time working with the disabled and helping my community with healthcare issues. My faith has helped me to stay hopeful and maintain a positive attitude and enabled me to overcome my paralysis and raise my children after the death of my husband. I have a testimony that the power of God can help us focus our energies on the things we have the ability to change and inspire us to share our experiences to help others. God does not give us our experiences to walk away from, but rather to use them to help others. I've been blessed with opportunities to reach out through my work as former chairman of the board of the largest neuroscience center of the Rocky Mountains and as a policy maker and leader at the Colorado State capital to inspire and motivate others to go beyond where they are and find success in who they have the potential to be.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Mormon faith embraces the Christian values that I grew up with: a strong family focus, personal responsibility, community service, the King James Version of the Bible in addition to the Book of Mormon, and a living prophet that gives modern revelation for our day.

How I live my faith

I try to incorporate my Christian values into my everyday life. I'm not afraid to talk about my faith. Just like I tell my children we are judged by the company we keep and integrity is that which we do when we think no one is watching. I have held many callings in the church from teaching the youth through supporting our sisters through the visiting teaching program. One of the unique features in the church is our commitment to each other and the advancement of the role of women. Every woman has a friend in the church through the visiting teaching program.