Inspiring Stories: Kyla

Inspiring Stories: Kyla

Kyla has been a toe walker since she began walking.  Her parents have always kept a close eye on it since her dad is still a toe walker as an adult.  They would stretch her achilles tendons, as they were getting tight, and encourage Kyla to walk on her heels. ...
Inspiring Stories: Dr. Matthew Mbanga

Inspiring Stories: Dr. Matthew Mbanga

As a high schooler, Dr. Matthew Mbanga, a native of Zimbabwe, competed in international tournaments in both rugby and waterpolo, earning him Sportsman of the Year at an elite all-boy’s private high school in Harare, Zimbabwe. From there, he captained a university...
Inspiring Stories: Jessica Cochran

Inspiring Stories: Jessica Cochran

Jessica Cochran’s journey to a diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) at 25 was not an easy one.  It took her almost 10 years to receive, which is the average.  There are a few reasons for this including the fact that people tend to think the symptoms are all in...
Inspiring Stories: Jessica Lee

Inspiring Stories: Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee’s journey to discovering she has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease was long and painful. At age 12 she was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy and told she would not live past the age of 16. She spent countless hours on operating tables and was bedridden for...
Inspiring Stories: Erik Olson

Inspiring Stories: Erik Olson

In my hometown of Bridger, Montana, the population is just under 1,000 people. But that doesn’t mean my life is lacking for excitement! My life is full and busy, and I’m proud to call myself many different things: para-triathlete, police officer, certified optician,...
Inspiring Stories: Jamie Jazdzyk

Inspiring Stories: Jamie Jazdzyk

In 2016, Jamie Jazdzyk’s life changed. Jamie, a lifelong athlete with a career in brand strategy, woke up one night and upon trying to stand, fell over.  She had lost sensation in her lower legs and couldn’t button her shirt. She soon discovered that she had CIDP...