Yesterday was an unforegettable day for me. I headed to Winona, Mn with Steve and the kids for my birthday. Winona holds a special place in my heart . It is where I got the BA degree that my high school guidence counselor said that I would never be able to achieve and where I met my husband who was able to love me for the person that I am.
For the first time ever, I visited this beuatiful city and campus I called home without my mobility scooter. I never imagined that I would be able to walk from one side of campus to the other so easily. I felt like I was experiencing Winona State University for the first time. I was able to walk with the sun beating on my face and the wind blowing my hair without the worry of whether I would make it to my next destination! Being able to walk is better than any birthday girft anyone could ever give me. I love my life!!!
After living the first 33 years of my life thinking I had Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebal Palsey, I was correctly diagnosed with Dopa Responsive Dystonia (DRD). I am on new medication and doing things that I never imagined possible. This has changed the lives of my husband and two daughters. I truly believe that I am living a miracle each and every day. Life can't get any better than this!