I am an ICU nurse from Pittsburgh who has a profound love for others, seeks out wild adventures, has a deep connection with cupcakes, stresses the importance of traveling, strives to help and heal people, and has a significant zest for life. My family is everything. I live with no regrets and take nearly every opportunity that comes my way. Towards the end of the year 2015, I became very ill. I have since been launched into an unfortunate journey through a diagnostic odyssey. I am unable to work, nourished by IV TPN, medicated through a feeding tube, and struggle to walk, see, and think. Nearly everything that made me, me, is gone. Yet, here I am: fighting for my life, for the chance to eat, run, and jump out of planes again. This blog was created to share my personal journey with you in the hopes of inspiring, supporting, and perhaps even making a difference. I never expected to be where I am right now, but I intend to make the absolute most of every moment I have. xox