Tag: Arteriovenous Malformation

Four Things I Learned When I Faced Death

I’m constantly running a race against myself and my body. Against my brain, my disabilities, my fate, whatever it may be. Ever since that fateful day, 8 years ago, I’ve been running a race against time, living on what I perceive to be “borrowed time.”

2018: The Year of Unexpected Beginnings

2018. What can I say, except wow. It was a year of many many unexpected beginnings, trials, and impact on my identity as a person. I said Yes to many things, and No to others, […]

On Facing Death, 7 Years Later

On December 7th, 2011, my family woke up before dawn and began getting ready to step out into the darkness.  My father, my mother, and I rode in relative silence on the 30 minute drive […]

I’m a Writer at the INSIDER!

Seizures can happen to anyone.  According to a study published by researchers at the CDC, almost 1 in 100 people has active epilepsy.  Seizures can also happen to people who do not have seizure disorder […]

The Bridge, the Walk, the Beach: Week in San Francisco

In the beginning of May, my boyfriend and I flew in to San Francisco for a week to participate in 13th Annual Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Walk. As many of you know, I am an […]

April Nineteenth Two Thousand Eleven

When I first came to, it was as though I was floating up to the surface of a pool. I felt weightless, slowly being pulled up into the world of the living from the soundless […]

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