My goal in life is to help others. I'm hoping that through my book and blog I can inform others about my misdiagnosis and offer hope to kids and adults dealing with physical disabilities. I always felt that God made me contorted and spastic for a reason and if I could help just one person everything I went through would be worth it.
Today was that day! Not only did someone tell me that their daughter tried L-Dopa (my new medication) after hearing my story (she is now walking without assistance), but I also got a response to one of my blog entries saying that I have given a reader's daughter hope that she too can find love and marriage despite her inability to walk.
I am so appreciative for the life I was given. And I mean All of it! Yes, all of it. I would relive my life of falling multiple times a day, painful surgeries, body cast, being stared at and teased all through middle school. I am so blessed and hope that I can continue to help others through my blog, upcoming book, Twitter and Facebook. Never in a million years would I have thought that little ol me could make a difference in this big, big world.
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!