Bounce back, give back: Part 2

Bounce back, give back: Part 2

Giving back has been a very important part of my journey since 2004 when I first learned of the PKD Foundation. I founded a local Chapter in Pennsylvania and shared my story in front of an audience for the first time in Anaheim, Calif. at a PKD Conference and my...
Bounce back, give back: Part 1

Bounce back, give back: Part 1

I was in disbelief when I read the thermometer and saw my temperature was 101.2. The first thing I thought of was how Noah and I needed to be on a plane in three days to Aspen, Colo., where I would receive the Bounce Back, Give Back Award from the Chris Klug...

Making the best of it

Sickness never comes at the right time. When living with chronic health issues, it’s likely that we’ll miss out on important things in our lives. We need to be ok with the fact that things we’re looking forward to – like events, anniversaries and holidays –...

Facing a diagnosis

There are certain days in our lives that will never be forgotten, either by choice or because the significance of them are burned into our memories. For me, Oct. 12 was one of those days. I was at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco getting an...

Mind and body connection

I firmly believe the power of positivity is why I am still alive and how I’m able to endure and move forward with all of my chronic health issues. Our minds can have significant control over our thoughts and actions, both positive and negative. I have great respect...

A positive heart

There are experiences and tragedies which we endure and can’t ever forget, but I believe it is important to find the strength to keep moving forward. Putting one foot in front of the other can unfold differently for different people, but I choose to lead the way with...
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