My young adult life has proven to be a bit more difficult than I had expected. I have been plagued with chronic pain that has come with my delayed diagnoses of hip dysplasia, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and OCD. I have also recently lost my father to a terrible brain cancer. Here, I document my journey through life challenges while doing my best to focus on the gifts I have been given: dancing, creativity, art, friends, family and most importantly love. Thank you for joining me!
My Dad lost his battle with a brain cancer called Glioblastoma on February 5th, 2019. I have decided to open an etsy shop in his memory. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Glioblastoma Foundation. Check it out here: NeuroHats
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I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for the community of support that I've built for myself. This includes my friends, my family, my incredible care and support team at both Boston Children's Hospital and Girl Fit Physical Therapy, and the Boston dance community. To everyone who has joined and supported me through this journey, I can't thank you enough. I am constantly reminded to never give up.
Check out more of my story as a volunteer with the national non-profit: This is My Brave.
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