I wanted to just share a little more about my story and why your support means so much to me. Since my MTBI, I have been struggling with Post Concussion Syndrome. This means that I still, after almost 3 months from my incident, experience daily headaches, extreme neurofatigue, light and noise sensitivity, poor concentration, sleep and mood disturbances.
Recovery means different things to each and everyone of us. I have truly gained a new appreciation for the beautiful mind and it’s way of healing, that is unique and individual. The hardest part about this journey is how unpredictable it is. Everyday needs to be taken with a new approach. It’s a learning curve! With my team of health care providers, @thisdoctorskitchen @velocitysports I have been actively working to make progress. Sometimes slower that I had hoped or anticipated for, but progress is better than regress, and for that I’m grateful.
I like to say that recently I have been “returning to lifestyle”, slowly returning to work, school, sport, social activity. It’s been a challenge for me to push myself to do things, but not enough that I will see an increase in my symptoms. Learning to say no has been one of the most challenging things. I often deal with guilt, expectations of myself, feelings of disappointment, but by practicing “no” now, I am hopeful “yes” can be in my future.
I have such a full heart with the amount of support I have received. Whether that means accommodating activities so I can participate, buying a bracelet, donating to my fund for The Neuro’s Dr. Alain Ptito at McGill University, or sharing your story with me, so many people have touched my heart. It really does make healing easier!
I will continue on with my beading therapy and continue to raise awareness and donations for concussion research. Thank YOU for making this possible!!🧠♥️
As always, made with love!
Starting this month, Karuna's Evening Craft Circles are free workshops for the most butter-fingered of beginner’s right through to artisans who want to unleash their creative flare.
These fun and inclusive evenings are a great way to meet others in the community, learn a new skill and you will be crafting for a great cause as all craft will go on sale at Karuna’s Christmas Markets.
For more information and to register your interest please click the link in our Bio. .
The epitome of @coalharbourbrewing ...
Had a fantastic time hanging out with some amazing people at the @childrenswishbc/@childrenswishfoundation craft for kids fundraiser this afternoon!
Big thanks to Dan and Garret from @pac_rim and Alex ( @theflyingbeergirl ) from @parallel49beer plus all the supporting brewers and breweries for a good cause.
Cheers all, and thanks for the support!🍻
So fortunate to be part of today's @lungassociation Lung Force Walk! We've been having a truly amazing time making cards with participants and crafters of all ages. Thanks for making heartfelt notes for patients, survivors, and those touched by the cause!
Giddy up! Working on my Dolly Parton decals and mug combos for the fundraising show being put together via Jason Burnett and Mr. Benny's Pot Shop Craft for a Cause. A fundraising exhibit, "Cups of Ambition" will donate a portion of the proceeds to the American Printing House for the Blind for their partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Together they will put put more braille into books so that more children can have access to these free books to help fight literacy. #workinninetofive#cupsofambition#craftforacause @jasonbburnett
Crafting bracelets for a cause! This is a fundraiser for the Closer to Free Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital.
Join us at Craftivate for a raffle, light snacks, and fun crafting. For every $10 donation you will get to create a beaded bracelet to show your support for the Closer to Free Ride. Choose from a variety of meaningful colors to show your support for any specific type of cure you are hoping for.
In memory of my mother, Marylouise, who lost her fight with pancreatic cancer in October 2012, I am volunteering at the annual Closer to Free Ride. It will be my 6th year volunteering.
My mother was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2010 and was treated exclusively at Smilow Cancer Hospital. She recieved the height of care and was always treated with respect and dignity during the most difficult moments of her battle.
Though she is not a survivor, she gained two additional years that most pancreatic cancer patients are not blessed with. She was thankfully blessed with these two years due to the knowledgable doctors and cutting edge practices at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Her two years were filled with many joys and lasting memories for her family and friends. She was able to meet her first grandchild, Charles, who brought her so much joy. Her experience at Smilow has motivated me to do anything I can to support the invaluable work that occurs there on a daily basis.
Part of my story is featured in the linked Closer to Free Ride videos below. I shared my story shortly after having Eloise, my second child, who is named in honor of my mother. I hope that you will help me to reach my goal again this year. Every penny raised will help immensely. Check out the following videos where I share part of my story.
One hundred percent of the funds raised by Closer to Free Riders and Volunteers goes to research and patient care at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center. Funds raised previously have benefitted programs and initiatives including: Advanced Cell Therapy, Survivorship, and Funding Lab Start Ups.
Events like this give people hope for a cure. Please help support Smilow.
don't forget to spread the word about knots of love yyc !! tell ur friends and grandmas and anyone that knits or wants to create a difference in our community !! all donations will be given to @wellspringyyc to support calgarians living with cancer
#wednesdaywisdom Tick-borne diseases are on the rise. The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) trains doctors to recognize, diagnosis and treat patients using their approved guidelines. More doctors are desperately needed to practice in this field. If you need to find a doctor near you, their website has a list of doctors. Go to www.ilads.org to learn more. #lymeyarnbombs#ilads#lymedisease#eyeoftheneedle#tickbornediseases