Mom and I having lunch on NYC

Mom and I having lunch in NYC

“Those who have a strong enough WHY can bear almost any HOW.”- Tony Robbins

When doctors told me I had  to have a kidney transplant. When they told me on more than one occasion that I needed to have biopsy’s to check for cancer or when they told me  that I needed to have surgery on both of my knees and that  my dancing days were over,  I did not ask “why”? When I found out that Emily was putting her life at risk to save mine and my heart was crushed with fear for her, I did not ask “why”?   I never questioned why things happened to me, I always thought that everything happened for a reason. I feel like everything I have been through medicaly was so that other people wouldn’t have to suffer. With every procedure I had done, I thought to myself at least this is happening to me and not to someone else.This attitude has helped  me reflect upon my experiences as experiences that make me stronger.    

 I REFUSE  to allow  my medical problems to  control my life, because I have so many dreams. I REFUSE to give up.  WHY? Because I want to make a difference.  I want to have a family.  I want to see the world.  I want to be able to talk to my mom and dad everyday and I want to see my sister’s accomplish great things. I have learned that when you want something bad enough, you will do anything to figure out  HOW to make it happen!

I have many things I hope to accomplish in my lifetime. One thing is; I want to help give others a chance to fight for their dreams. With your help, we can make a difference…..July is Cord Blood Awareness month please  help me spread the word about this incredible life saving resource!