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This week marks 16 YEARS. 16 years from the day that dramatically changed the course of my life!  The day that my family was in a severe car accident that resulted in a Flight for Life helicopter and the final outcome being full paralysis of my right arm and numerous other injuries. To read a bit more […]

16 YEAR ANNIVERSARY A Life Modified : The Power of Storytelling and Real Connections

A Life Modified


    Wow. 15 years.   As I say those words it almost doesn’t seem real.  On July 29th, 2000 my family was in a near fatal car accident, resulting in the full paralysis of my right arm and daily chronic nerve pain.  This week marks the 15th anniversary of the accident and I have […]

15 year anniversary A Life Modified: Reflections on pain, purpose and being present

Real Stories


Agustin and I have had quite a busy summer! And even though we are so grateful for the opportunities we have had to travel with our jobs – its hard that this summer we had to spend most of it apart.  That being said – we want to take full advantage of the summer days […]

Kayaking One Handed :: A Life Modified No. 3



July 29th, 2000.  A day I will never forget.  Today marks the 14th anniversary of the car accident that changed my family’s life.   When I think back on that hot summer day, I remember fear, a flight for life helicopter, a small hospital, excruciating pain, and confusion; but I also remember comfort, relief knowing […]

A letter to my family fourteen years later :: A Life Modified No. 2



So I decided to kick off the series with one of the most frequently asked questions I get these days ::  “How do you put your hair in a ponytail with one hand?” If you are just joining us, you can read the introduction and background story to A Life Modified here. For the first […]

For the first few years there was one thing I needed help with every day :: A Life Modified – No. 1



As I sit at my computer, my fingers are hovering over the keyboard.  My mind floods with questions, “Where do I even begin?  Where is this series even going? Will anyone actually read it? Will they watch the videos? Will this series be misinterpreted?”  Fears.  In the past couple years, I have been shying away […]

on July 29, 2000 my world as I knew it came crashing down :: A life modified introduction