I was just 3-years-old when I was diagnosed as a Juvenile Type 1 Diabetic. My journey with Diabetes is a survivor’s story. Growing to become a brittle diabetic, I underwent 9 surgeries, lost a kidney, told that death was imminent, and raised over $250,000 to pay out-of-pocket for a life-saving pancreas-only transplant.
Growing up on an egg ranch in Southern California, I went on to receive degrees in Theology, Education and History. I went on to do missionary work and teach high school social studies. I earned a law degree, interned at the Department of State, and worked as a law clerk before my body started shutting down.
Now, I’m embarking on a new chapter in life which includes a book about how I overcame the impossible, motivational speaking, blogging, and using my story and experiences as a resource.