“My Miracle Boy”: The Story of Tasha & Zak

“My Miracle Boy”: The Story of Tasha & Zak

After years of infertility I was elated to finally become pregnant naturally, and I breezed through my pregnancy without a single complication. I utterly glowed and loved every second of carrying Zak, my miracle baby, to term. Unfortunately, labour and delivery are...
Every Step Beats MS: Gene Caffrey’s Story

Every Step Beats MS: Gene Caffrey’s Story

My Multiple Sclerosis (MS) story started in November of 2009. I was competing in the 2009 Florida Ironman in Panama City, and after the first 1.2-mile lap of the swim I got out of the water and couldn’t feel my legs.  They went numb and had bad cramps. I thought it...
CMT Warrior: Laura Werlinger’s Story

CMT Warrior: Laura Werlinger’s Story

Hi!  My name is Laura Werlinger and I live in Jaffrey, New Hampshire with my husband John and my dog Dexter.  I am a recovery coach/peer recovery specialist for a recovery center and am working on obtaining my Certified Recovery Support Worker certification from the...
The Courage to Change: Kristina McCormick’s Story

The Courage to Change: Kristina McCormick’s Story

My name is Kristina McCormick, and I am 27 years old. I’ve lived with Cerebral Palsy my whole life, but I’ve never let it stop me from enjoying the adventures that life brings. I have Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy and enjoy wearing colorful socks with my AFOs, which...
Stroke Survivor’s Journey: “Happier Now Than Ever”

Stroke Survivor’s Journey: “Happier Now Than Ever”

In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, I decided to tell my brief story and how I responded to having a traumatic stroke.  I had an entirely different career path in mind but one night changed the course of my life forever. On October 16, 2006, while serving in the Navy,...
Frank “Sean” Johnson: Master of the Silver Lining

Frank “Sean” Johnson: Master of the Silver Lining

US Veteran and acclaimed actor, writer, producer and motivational speaker, Frank “Sean” Johnson, has a story that itself seems straight out of a Hollywood drama.   Johnson, who served his country in Desert Storm as an Air Force Mental Health Specialist, provided...