Hello My Friends 🙏
As with all stories mine too started as a child with a vision. A vision to write to motivate and spread smiles worldwide. Which I have done and continue to do. 🌻
I was blessed to have a very spiritual mother who taught me to always be me, to always look within for answers, to always love all things & to be kind no matter what. That too I’ve done and continue to do. 🌻
I grew up as we all do, went to school, college, had a great career and had 3 beautiful children. Life continued as it does. I’ve made good choices throughout my life and bad choices as we all have, yet I loved life and was known for always helping others and for my big huge smile. 🌻
In 1998 at 39 yrd old I was diagnosed with Stage 2 MS, Epilepsy and a chronic spine disease which rocked my world, yet I continued to go about my life. I had 3 children I was raising alone and in 2001 the surgeries began on my spine and by 2003 I had 4 surgeries. I was told I would be wheelchair bound within 3 years for the rest of my life… well I refused to believe the doctor’s and told them all to kiss my ass! (I’m a firm believer in mind over matter) and 14 yrs later I’ve had 11 spine surgeries ALL of the vertebrae in my neck removed (rods hold up my big old head) and I’m still standing, hiking, camping, walking and doing everything I was told wouldn’t be possible.
My last and final surgery was September 27th 2014 and you would never know by looking at me that I’ve lost 90% of the mobility in my neck, have rods in my back and I am NOT in a wheelchair🙏 doctors only practice medicine they aren’t experts!
2015 is where my story begins… And being that this is long enough…I will continue with my next post, cause 2015 is when my pain began its when I almost lost hope… its when I lost my heart, my faith and my writing began again after 23 yrs of only writing for me and my children…
To be continued my friends
💓🙏 Ricci 💓🙏