My reason for writing my story is to share with those who are also struggling health wise and also to personally document where I am now.Read More
Here’s my contribution to the #sickgirlsclub phenomenon. Thank you so much, Mab, for your powerful words and encouragement. You’ve kind of helped me a lot lately! In terms of getting beyond my insecurities and depression to be able to put myself and my art out there. It’s been a journey.
I share this photo as my selfie because it reminds me of Mab! It’s back from when I was a baby at 20, before I had my own babies (my little angels). I’m wearing my pink wig- still trying to rid my body of the brain-addling effects of chemotherapy. 7 years remission!
You can’t tell, but I’m also in a wheelchair. Why? I have a rare, debilitating neuromuscular disorder known as Friedreich’s Ataxia. Look it up? It’s scary. But I’m going to maintain that the tragic effects of the disease are epigenetic; meaning that with the proper nutrition, attitude and exercise regimen it can be stopped and even reversed. Doing my best to employ these three things lately, and I feel great!
Recently, I’ve come to the realization that the number one reason I’m still confined to a wheelchair and unable to relearn walking is the severe medical maiming I underwent: numerous surgeries and the eventual shortening of my right leg. It’s been causing me a lot of physical and mental pain- and throwing my entire body out of alignment/balance, so bear with me as I deal with this.
#childhoodcancer #osteosarcoma #wheelchairlife #wheelchairbarbie #pinkhair #detox #healingwithfood #holistichealth #friedreichsataxia #curefa #curemeimcute #sickgirlselfie
Walking, or rolling, through the techniques employed by a disabled mommy artist.Read More
Inspired by a Color & Composition class I took last year (and am only now posting!), here is the finished product of my color wheel, as well as images of the color palette I used.Read More
This information is meant to resonate with everyone, even while I am focusing specifically on the health and well-being of pregnant ladies, and their children-to-be. Are you a health professional, a husband, a grandparent, a mother-in-law, a yoga teacher, or just a concerned citizen? Please share this valuable information with the vessels of future humanity.Read More
So here I share a compilation of some of the fun events and exciting adventures that made up our 2015, especially for those of you that do not dwell on Facebook. Though, I must add that it was difficult to gather photos of all of you!Read More
As an obscure Pixies reference, I decided to call my work "Havalina Illustrations." My Alice logo holds a piglet wearing a bonnet; a reference within a reference to the javelina pigs common in Arizona (a place that has held special significance to me throughout life).Read More