It has been five years since I received my beautiful gift of life. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined, that I would have met so many incredible moms on my journey of giving back and building a non-profit, Ava’s Heart. It fills my heart to share with you the stories of two very special moms. Kerri I was contacted this past March via avasheart.org asking for … [Read more...] about The Gift of Life
Have you heard the old adage "He who laughs last, laughs longest?!" Well, as it turns out, it's true in more ways than one. Current scientific evidence has shown that laughter not only improves our overall health, happiness and sense of well-being, but it actually increases our life expectancy as well. Here's how: Laughter strengthens your immune system and promotes … [Read more...] about Laughter Really is the Best Remedy!
I often think of how fortunate I was to get a heart when I did, as I would not be here today otherwise. I try to live one day at a time and I'm grateful for everyday and I never take anything for granted. It's such a surreal feeling to know that I was saved. I personally feel an incredible responsibility to really do something special with my life. Then I am confronted … [Read more...] about Being A Mom Is The Greatest!
Hi everyone! I just wanted to personally thank ModernMom for featuring my DWTS blog and everyone who took the time to read it and comment. Jade and I are on our way to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to participate in Sanford Health's Fitness Initiative. Tina Hill, my partner in Twist Shape ur Life and I are going to get 15 thousand kids moving! It's going to be fantastic! My … [Read more...] about Come On Along Let’s All Get Healthy!
My 14-year-old daughter Jade, reminded me the other day that I had made her a promise when I laid in the hospital for almost 4 months totally unable to move. She was 11 at the time and I finally was able to speak mid-March. My transplant was on February 21st (my birthday.) Once I was able to speak, I started to feel that she was more relaxed and we began our new mother/daughter … [Read more...] about Dance For Life! My Daughter’s Wish, My Dream