In 2013, my neurologist told me I had two to fives years to live. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Some call it that Ice Bucket Challenge disease. Whatever you call it, it’s a fatal diagnosis with no effective treatment or cure. Yet I have much to live for and I’m determined to live in gratitude and joy regardless of circumstance.

I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. I’m a veteran, author, educator, and advocate. It’s what I do. It’s who I am. I feel alive when while I’m encouraging others to live their best life.

Thanks for being on this journey with me.