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I wish to republish my autobiography, "BLAME IT ON VANITY. My book will help fund my ongoing bills for the 23 surgeries i have had over the many years including my continued dialysis 3 x's a week. I have been saved in Jesus over 23 years now and entirely blessed to be alive.I know my testimony has saved so many people from Unforgivenes, Abuse and being abused, drug addiction, hollywood and the games thereof, lusts of the flesh and especially from Suicide. For this is am raising funds for my lifes work in the ministry my book and as i said before my ongoing bills. To surmise my story

She was formerly known as the singer song-writer and actress Vanity, lead to the group Vanity-six and mentored by the musician Prince. Nevertheless, in 1992, she was born again and raised from the dead by the power of
God our Lord Jesus Christ, and He calls her by her birth name, Denise."Prior to finding my Lord and Savior I lived in the bottomless pit of Hollywood's deception. Lust, drugs Rock n Roll....i was living in the depths of iniquity versed with carnality and suicidal thoughts of leaving this world... 
"Sinking down into deep depression I camouflaged my pain with even more makeup and a fake smile." "My shocking testimony of 250 high blood pressure over 190, heart attack,
stroke, kidney failure, blood clots to the brain and blindness complete as well as deafness left me with only three days to live."
"With the devil breathing down my neck, trying desperately
to snatch and strangle me for hell, I repented."
"Yes one sweet day my Jesus reached down with his long
extended love and pulled my wretched body up from the darkness. Him only do I worship with a tremendous blast of fiery passion. I live, move, breath, love and have my being in Jesus The Christ. Enslaved to His truth"...I am Denise! no longer Vanity for the name means WORTHLESSNES...we are not worthless.
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My Nephrologist told me Friday afternoon that i did not have Pacreatitis" and that is good news however the bad news is they say i have "Sclerosis Encapsulating Peritonitis" I thought the first diagnosis was weird because i was never a drinker nor have i ever been drunk in my whole life, that was not my drug of choice "back in the day. I was on a Peritoneal type of dialysis for six years and we know that whatever we do unto our body feeding it chemically, dialysis medicines, unless it is perfectly organic can lead to much suffering in its end. I went into the emergency twice this week, boy it is not fun suffering in this body of weak flesh... but Jesus is straightening out all my crooked places in my heart as i go thru this time of pain....i won't complain! I cried aloud begging Jesus to help me thru this pain and three nurses rushed to my door ... only to tell me loudly "BE Quiet" I had been waiting in excruciating pain for at least an hour and 45 minutes begging for help!...Then they slammed my door and left me. "Blessed are those that are persecuted for righteousness sake..It was the name of Jesus that some do hate...but forgive them they know not what they do, i pray them Jesus before it is too late amen.
So pray for me now for i am believing in complete healing of this body longing to be healed made whole my heart..I have my vision, i keep it close. I repent daily my sins, my faults and my shortcomings. He has brought me out of so many fires, oh so many, 23 years alive after the doctors pronounced i would be dead way back then 1992...I lift my head up high to the sky and do thank my Jesus that He has kept me thus far and even as much as this body would love to be with Him in Heaven right this minute... for He is my true love and King over my life...even as the Apostle Paul yearned also to be with Him in the Heavenly's ....As well David the King..we have our duty and i will serve my generation...i am happy to live and declare my testimonies with joy unspeakable believing for Him to pull me thru. I will endure until He comes for my soul. ..Tho my testimonies, some hard and some dangerously painful are all unto the glory of the Lord. i am learning continuous obedience always hoping for change to become who He is... thru all my sufferings ...And my King has made my heart soft...My very first prayer on my deathbed to Jesus was" Do whatever it takes to save me, just don't let me die...Whatever it takes, make my heart whole...He is busily working on me...If you are suffering thru something right now i lift you to Jesus ..may He preserve you and keep you unto His heavenly kingdom and may you endure thru your change in Him...He knows what it takes to break us, make us deliver us into His Holy hands amen...Make our hearts Whole amen...!nluvdenise
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The other night , or shall i say afternoon i had to call an ambulance, not fun...wasn't a good experience, the pain was absurd and the ambulance men all thru the ride just talked and laughed, told jokes, really ill compassionate.I had to pray. God forgive them...Anyhow the doctor had taken me off the medications by mistake and i ended up regressing spiraling downward in a terrible way.... 8 or 9 days i had been off, but after getting sicker and sicker i called and she finally read the notes and realized it was a mistake, human error and such is life...i ended up witnessing to so many nurses, and even as i cried and prayed ...one prayed with me...Jesus is awesome, people ...my joy returned....i do thank God for pain medicine and the antibiotics they double dosed me and at 11:30 i was picked up by my neighbors, i love my neighbors, i love everyone, even the evil men that don't take care the Godly way...I never wonder but know everything is working for my good, someone heard the words of life from heaven and Jesus will is done..no matter what the cost amen. ..its like being pregnant with the word in your belly and when it is pushed thru, the baby is fine and all is right in my world..Birth that baby....PUSH PEOPLE...
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Praise the Lord everyone this is Denise Matthews I just got out of the hospital again I've taken an ambulance 3 times so far. Instead of going back to Washington Hospital I went to Kaiser this time. They diagnosed me and they gave me medicine for my illness, praise God. I didn't get very much help at all from the other hospital but I did witness to many doctor, nurses and patients in his name. I want to say thank you to everyone for all your help and your generosity that you have sent towards my new medication bills which is what a lot of it will be used for Including financing a % of my hospital bills. I do so greatly appreciate all of you and all of your great love towards me/ Jesus shall deliver me. Please pray for miracles my way. As my breath is slow, But my spirit is full of love for God's people. May we continue steadfast and to everlasting life. Please note Saints, If you find anything In the way of gifts On my site Note that I'm going to be selling everything real cheap, for a small Donation price. I love you all And bless you all Everlasting life my friends Be sweet Be kind Be fruitful Be gentle to those that are sick To those that have fallen And believe Christ In everything Search him, Find him And obey Him. So much love to you all Love, Denise Matthews. So pick and choose I would love to send you a gift. God bless you!
I believe this photos was from TBn
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PRAISE THE LORD EVERYBODY, JESUS IS SO GOOD TO US..HAVE AN INCREDIBLE DAY IN HIM AND A BEAUTIFUL STARLIT NIGHT! HERES TO LOVE...WONDERFUL GOD GIVEN LOVE TO ALL OF YOU! HEAVENLY HUGS AND JESUS KISSES...MUAH!
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Rob Russo
34 months ago

RIP I wish I saw this before 5 minutes ago when I heard you passed. I wish the world did. You dated some big names and this is sickening to see that only 10% of the goal was met with your life on the line. You were one sexy, talented gal who made some mistakes that others will hopefully learn from. Glad you found your savior and are no longer suffering.

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Mike Torres
34 months ago

Can you imagine all of the (wealthy) people this woman was associated with in her life time, and at the time when her life was on the line 6k is all anyone could come up with? I hope they all remember the name Vanity every day when they wake up in their mansions, in the hopes that someday their lives don't hang in the balance praying for the help of "friends." -Prince, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Nikki Sixx, John Stamos, Gene Simmons, Berry Gordy, Carl Weathers, Michael Bolton.... sad.

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Greg Johnson
37 months ago

Ms. Matthews, I was absolutely floored today to discover (while reading an article about the making of Purple Rain) that you had become a disciple of Christ many years ago. That is FANTASTIC! I'm always grateful when anyone who could stay in the void of Hollywood and reap its temporary pleasures instead chooses to make the unpopular stand for righteousness. I'm very sorry to read of all your health issues, though, and wish I could be there to give you a hug, bring you a fresh bouquet of flowers, or just listen to you talk about your journey and what you've learned. Like many other teenage boys of the 80's I had a thing for you because of your sex appeal, but now, as a grown man nearing 50, I have a much deeper admiration for you because of what I've just read about your character and heart for God (plus you're still beautiful... just sayin'). This later part of your life may be incredibly difficult due to your medical challenges, but I feel happy knowing that God is going to richly reward you beyond any imagination when that time comes. I hope I get to meet you there one day. :)

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Paul Tall
34 months ago

Where is Prince? What a hypocrite. All the money he made from Vanity 6 and he didn't even pay her.

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Sherri Stone
34 months ago

You were part of my youth....the Prince era. You came to do a show in San Francisco. I just had to see you in person. I remember being struck by your beauty but I also remember feeling a little depressed. You looked painfully shy, uncomfortable and forced. It was clear that you were being used like an inanimate object; a tool for other's greed. When I read years later that you had gone through hell, I was not surprised. It made me sad because I saw it for myself. Then many years later I read that you had given your life to God; where in his trusted arms you remained. I'm happy to say that I am not sad for you anymore. Your life was a success, not because you found fame but because your love for God was stronger. You are a real star now...shine on. :)

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Connie Woods
34 months ago

You were so beautiful, inside and out. I hope you were able to forgive yourself for the things you thought were wrong. You were amazing and shined so brightly. So many people love you. Rest In Peace.

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Shawanda Johnson
34 months ago

May you have peace Denise we know your walk with God and the courage of your time suffering and God knew that you were ready. We all have a past and you got it right with the master. SIP

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Bobby Washington
34 months ago

R.I.P my sister in Christ... you chose wisely in Jesus.

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Gail Lawson
34 months ago
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I just read about you going home. It saddens me! But I realize you are not suffering anymore and you are with God. You change your life completely and gave your life to him. Thank you for showing others how they can change their life around. You are a beautiful lady inside and out. I could see that after meeting you years ago. I hope you did not suffer.

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Kimberly Austin
34 months ago
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You left a legacy in Jesus Name that will carry on. No time to rest in peace when your eternity is now being spent Worshipping our Lord and "being faithful over many things...."

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Dawn Marie Regan
34 months ago
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I truly hope that this message makes its way to the loved ones and family of Denise. From the entire group of loved family and friends who are brought together and remain connected through the disease of Sclerosing Mesenteritis and all forms thereof, we share in your loss and sadness as we have lost loved ones to this rare disease and we fight and pray everyday together for an answer. From the entire group of SM members we send our love, thoughts and prayers. My brother passed on over a year ago from this disease and we still look for a cure in his honor. We will embrace Denise in our group and continue our fight and do so in her memory as well.

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Pierre Whitlow Page II
34 months ago
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After having the pleasure of meeting Denise on the set of a TBN broadcast some years ago I saw a genuine love for God. Denise take your rest and we will see you again in the morning!!!

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Chasity Scott
34 months ago
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Rip friend you will no longer suffer, and fly high with the Angels..you will be missed..

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Angel Eve
34 months ago
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RIParadise

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Eric Vega
34 months ago
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Huge fan of yours Denise. I wish the world knew more about your condition earlier. May you rest in peace.

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Jazmin Moon Jones
34 months ago
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R.I.P. beautiful girl. May you finally live in the arms of Jesus Christ. No more pain, no more tears.

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Are Arias
34 months ago
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RIP Denise!!

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Lisa Montgomery
34 months ago
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R.I.P. Your not suffering any longer.

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Kimberley Tremblay
34 months ago
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Rest In Peace xx

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Achaba Yemaya
34 months ago
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RIP Miss Denise Matthews

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May you Rest in God's Arms praying for the family.

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We have lost so many people to drugs. Your story might help others. Good luck.

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Rob Russo
34 months ago

RIP I wish I saw this before 5 minutes ago when I heard you passed. I wish the world did. You dated some big names and this is sickening to see that only 10% of the goal was met with your life on the line. You were one sexy, talented gal who made some mistakes that others will hopefully learn from. Glad you found your savior and are no longer suffering.

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Mike Torres
34 months ago

Can you imagine all of the (wealthy) people this woman was associated with in her life time, and at the time when her life was on the line 6k is all anyone could come up with? I hope they all remember the name Vanity every day when they wake up in their mansions, in the hopes that someday their lives don't hang in the balance praying for the help of "friends." -Prince, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Nikki Sixx, John Stamos, Gene Simmons, Berry Gordy, Carl Weathers, Michael Bolton.... sad.

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Greg Johnson
37 months ago

Ms. Matthews, I was absolutely floored today to discover (while reading an article about the making of Purple Rain) that you had become a disciple of Christ many years ago. That is FANTASTIC! I'm always grateful when anyone who could stay in the void of Hollywood and reap its temporary pleasures instead chooses to make the unpopular stand for righteousness. I'm very sorry to read of all your health issues, though, and wish I could be there to give you a hug, bring you a fresh bouquet of flowers, or just listen to you talk about your journey and what you've learned. Like many other teenage boys of the 80's I had a thing for you because of your sex appeal, but now, as a grown man nearing 50, I have a much deeper admiration for you because of what I've just read about your character and heart for God (plus you're still beautiful... just sayin'). This later part of your life may be incredibly difficult due to your medical challenges, but I feel happy knowing that God is going to richly reward you beyond any imagination when that time comes. I hope I get to meet you there one day. :)

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Paul Tall
34 months ago

Where is Prince? What a hypocrite. All the money he made from Vanity 6 and he didn't even pay her.

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Sherri Stone
34 months ago

You were part of my youth....the Prince era. You came to do a show in San Francisco. I just had to see you in person. I remember being struck by your beauty but I also remember feeling a little depressed. You looked painfully shy, uncomfortable and forced. It was clear that you were being used like an inanimate object; a tool for other's greed. When I read years later that you had gone through hell, I was not surprised. It made me sad because I saw it for myself. Then many years later I read that you had given your life to God; where in his trusted arms you remained. I'm happy to say that I am not sad for you anymore. Your life was a success, not because you found fame but because your love for God was stronger. You are a real star now...shine on. :)

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Connie Woods
34 months ago

You were so beautiful, inside and out. I hope you were able to forgive yourself for the things you thought were wrong. You were amazing and shined so brightly. So many people love you. Rest In Peace.

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Shawanda Johnson
34 months ago

May you have peace Denise we know your walk with God and the courage of your time suffering and God knew that you were ready. We all have a past and you got it right with the master. SIP

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Bobby Washington
34 months ago

R.I.P my sister in Christ... you chose wisely in Jesus.

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Gail Lawson
34 months ago
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8

I just read about you going home. It saddens me! But I realize you are not suffering anymore and you are with God. You change your life completely and gave your life to him. Thank you for showing others how they can change their life around. You are a beautiful lady inside and out. I could see that after meeting you years ago. I hope you did not suffer.

+ Read More
Kimberly Austin
34 months ago
7
7

You left a legacy in Jesus Name that will carry on. No time to rest in peace when your eternity is now being spent Worshipping our Lord and "being faithful over many things...."

+ Read More
Dawn Marie Regan
34 months ago
7
7

I truly hope that this message makes its way to the loved ones and family of Denise. From the entire group of loved family and friends who are brought together and remain connected through the disease of Sclerosing Mesenteritis and all forms thereof, we share in your loss and sadness as we have lost loved ones to this rare disease and we fight and pray everyday together for an answer. From the entire group of SM members we send our love, thoughts and prayers. My brother passed on over a year ago from this disease and we still look for a cure in his honor. We will embrace Denise in our group and continue our fight and do so in her memory as well.

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Pierre Whitlow Page II
34 months ago
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6

After having the pleasure of meeting Denise on the set of a TBN broadcast some years ago I saw a genuine love for God. Denise take your rest and we will see you again in the morning!!!

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Chasity Scott
34 months ago
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6

Rip friend you will no longer suffer, and fly high with the Angels..you will be missed..

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Angel Eve
34 months ago
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6

RIParadise

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Eric Vega
34 months ago
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Huge fan of yours Denise. I wish the world knew more about your condition earlier. May you rest in peace.

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Jazmin Moon Jones
34 months ago
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R.I.P. beautiful girl. May you finally live in the arms of Jesus Christ. No more pain, no more tears.

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Are Arias
34 months ago
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RIP Denise!!

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Lisa Montgomery
34 months ago
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R.I.P. Your not suffering any longer.

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Kimberley Tremblay
34 months ago
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Rest In Peace xx

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Achaba Yemaya
34 months ago
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RIP Miss Denise Matthews

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