May 9, 2019

Advocating for a better treatment

How many times does a person has to almost die before she wakes up and says enough is enough? I believe motherhood put it all in perspective for me. I know that it is sad to say, but the way that the medical community treated me I thought it was true or it was my fault. I would always wait till the last moment to go to the ER and even though I was sick, my mind would go to the craziest of places.
May 9, 2019

A selfless act

Now looking back at the last 40 long and sorrow filled years of my life, it is truly a miracle that I have not only survived, but have also managed not to let them define me as many tend to do. That I somehow managed to struggle through them all alone and had used all of my pain and sorrow as a strength instead of a weakness...
April 22, 2019

Raising up to the challenge

They took a pregnancy test, and it came out positive. I didn’t know what to do. I was only 18, and I still had depression. So, I tried to think on the brighter side.
March 26, 2019

My story about caring for my violent nephew

I am the paternal aunt of an 8yr old little guy with ADHD, BIPOLAR and Schizoaffective disorder. It was pure hell until we were finally able to get a firm diagnosis. He was EXTREMELY VIOLENT, especially with females, he would find a person's weakness and use that to his advantage. It was a nightmare.
March 26, 2019

My Elite Journey

My name is Toccata Murphy. I am 49 years old and have been a Masters athlete for nine years! My doctors cannot understand how I am doing what I do at the level that I do because I have been told I should be in constant pain and will soon be a candidate for a knee replacement!
March 26, 2019

My skincare secret

How long does your daily skincare routine last? Share to Show your Support! Don’t you just hate the fact that you have a long morning routine of cleansing your skin […]
March 12, 2019

Living with Rosacea

I have suffered from rosacea for quite a while now. I went to talk to a dermatologist to see what my options were to try and get it under control. He started me on a medication stating it probably would not work, but we tried it anyway. Needless to say, it didn't work.
March 12, 2019

A complicated migraine

My doctor said I got better in record time, and he didn't really think I'd get full use of my arm back, but I did. My doctor explained that what happened to me was called a complicated migraine. It's not really common and typically happens to women.
March 5, 2019

Struggling with dark thoughts

It’s been about a year since I last felt normal, but even then I wasn't. Last year around my birthday was the last time I had a good, happy week.
February 28, 2019

My Daily Struggles with Autism

I was born with high functioning autism, and it has been a hindrance all my life because I have oversensitivity when it comes to my senses.