Just a "zebra" trying my best to live life to the fullest with EDS and POTS...and loving the ride.

Five For Friday 5/22/15

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

What. A. Week. I feel like I am now just catching my breath…So much wonderful zebra-ing this week. It was all so worth it, but now it is recovery time this weekend. I’m not gonna lie…this girl is pretty exhausted.

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • Zero doctors!
  • Not a lot of sleep.

2. Monday was field day at school. It was a hot one but a fun one! For the record, I can still do the sack race…: )My kids rocked. It was awesome standing back and hearing them cheer for each other. We truly have become a family this year.

3. I was honored to be the guest speaker at the Okemos-Haslett Rotary on Tuesday. I gave my talk on invisible illnesses, awareness, and what Life as a Zebra Foundation is all about. I am always so crazy nervous, but I am happy to say it went well. No one fell asleep and I didn’t pass out. Success.

4. Thursday, I left school and hurried over to the Capitol. I sat in the House Gallery as I watched House Resolution 92, become adopted which recognizes May 24th through May 30th as Invisible Illness Awareness Week in Michigan. On to the Senate next week. Making strides! Such a proud day. Very, very grateful…

5. Zebra Day was on Friday! It was the 4th annual, and is a day where my school wears zebra gear, and I speak to the kids about my story, other zebras, and the importance of having compassion, empathy, and not judging others. Kids get it. They may not totally understand things like collagen, or vascular systems, but they understand kindness and respect. I believe that with my whole heart, and starting with our youth is a big step in making a positive difference in our world.

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