After reading CNBC story about 23andMe and Breast Cancer I had to share my story! When I did my 23andMe I was lucky enough to know beforehand that I didn’t have the BC (Breast Cancer) gene. My dad’s side of the family possibly carries the gene. My Dad’s Twin Sister had BC, another Sister of… Continue reading 23andMe + Breast Cancer
Some are teachers, some are musicians, and some legacies are in themselves dynasties. But my family’s legacy has a number of things. For instance.. Girls have ALWAYS been born first on my dad’s side of the family, my ancestors come from slavery, my dad, my brother, and I can’t read music but we know how… Continue reading Every family has a legacy, and this is mine
I’m excited for this summer and for what’s to come afterwards! These past 3 years have been incredibly difficult to say the least. But I feel like these past months have been the most difficult of my life. My hope is that this summer will help me find peace within myself but within those I… Continue reading Summer & Beyond
The stories we want to hear the least are the ones we need to hear the most. To my fellow Sister Survivors and Army Of Women. I’m so proud of every one you! You showed no fear and looked evil in the eye for the very last time! As a former USA Gymnastics gymnast, who… Continue reading Dear Sister Survivors
Raising Money For a Cause I Care About: On February 17, 2015 I was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD a rare and non-curable illness that has changed my life in so many ways. I have decided that instead of making my birthday all about me I want to make it all about finding a cure for this… Continue reading Birthday Donations
The hardest part of saying goodbye is having to do it again every single day. Every day we face the same truth. But life is fleeting. That our time here is short. And to honor the fallen, we must live our own lives well. As I’m writing this tears are falling from my eyes because… Continue reading 1 Year Without You
This post I've been debating on writing because it's something that not even my parents know about. I was sexual mistreated at a young age by a then family friend. It's taken me years to remember what happened because at a young age you don't know what's right or wrong but as I grew up… Continue reading #MeToo
This post is going to be a little bit different because this post is about something that needs to be talked about more. I'm talking about sexual assault and harassment. It happens to everyone, it even happens to people in the public eye. Gymnasts Aly Raisman spoke out about the sexual assaults that happened to… Continue reading Till It Happens To You!
We can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves.” – John F. Kennedy "You can choose to blame your circumstances on fate or bad luck or bad choices. Or you can fight back. Things aren’t always going to be fair in the real world. That’s just the way it is.… Continue reading Strong Enough To Fight!
Discovery Channel Documentary "Pain Matters" Chronicles the Burdens of Living with Chronic Pain. “Pain Matters” chronicles the stories of six people with pain and their loved ones: a U.S. Navy veteran who sustained debilitating injuries while serving in Iraq, a two-time Stanley Cup-winning hockey player, a car accident survivor, and individuals with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and… Continue reading Pain Matters Documentary Film