I am a light-filled being as we all are. As a young child with a difficult home-life, I yearned to find joy so that I may share it with others. Severely bullied at school coupled with abuse at home, I had low self-esteem and my light was often hidden behind fear and grief.
My passion for the outdoors was finally realized at age 25, when I moved to the foothills of the smokies. Outdoor physical activities such as backpacking, hiking, caving and cycling became my passion; however, it was short lived. At 28, I had an 8 month bout of mono and at 29 I tore my left knee's ACL, MCL and meniscus requiring surgery. I decided to embark on my dream backpacking around the world. My trip started by me hiking in Nepal for my 30th birthday and ended 6 months later with me being left to die with a severe brain damage in Indonesia. The brain damage resulted in degenerative dystonia and Parkinson's and ultimately took away my ability to walk.
My intention for this website is to share my trials as well as my triumphs in order to inspire and help others who are suffering. My ultimate goals are to raise dystonia awareness, to become an advocate for the disabled community, and to use my personal experience and training as an occupational therapist to become a life coach and nutritional counselor.