Timeline and Recovery: COVID19-like Illness

As someone who lives with a suppressed immune system, I want to share the timeline of my recent COVID19-like illness to educate and to equip you should you find your symptoms being dismissed as mild to moderate and instructed to ride it out at home unless you get worse.¬†Quite candidly, unless we, the medically vulnerable, … Continue reading Timeline and Recovery: COVID19-like Illness

Without the Organ Donor

"Without the organ donor, there is no story, no hope, no transplant. But when there is an organ donor, life springs from death, sorrow turns to hope, and a terrible loss becomes a gift." ~UNOS Without my organ donor, both her story and my story, would have ended on 4/21/2008; her story at 17 and … Continue reading Without the Organ Donor

Life Goal: Celebrate Everything and Pay It Forward

Eleven years ago this month, my heart was failing, I was dying, and my last life goal was to live to see our son turn 5 thinking that he might have a memory or 2 of me that were his and not merely stories someone had told him about me. I'll never forget his 5th … Continue reading Life Goal: Celebrate Everything and Pay It Forward