I started this blog as an outlet when I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2013. I wanted a place I could express how I was feeling as I navigated the intense journey this disease created. As I went through various trials and let downs, I found that the only way I could get through the day to day was with hope, and that became my focus. I found hope as I connected with others going through the same experience. I found hope as I became empowered to advocate for myself. I found hope as I began to speak my story and am taking steps to improve patient care.

I’m always searching for that beam of life in the darkness. I’m here to share my experience, and also share what others have been through in hopes it gives you tools succeed in your own journey with Chronic Illness, whether it be Ulcerative Colitis, Coping with Grief due to a new diagnosis, Anxiety, or anything in between.

Through every flare-up and every let down hope has given me something to hold on to and something to fight for.

I hope my experience helps you find your own hope. Connect with me on my social medias below or submit your story on the Contact Me form if you’d like to share your experience with hope and become a Hope Warrior.