A few nights ago, I was promoted to 1st Grade Red Belt Decided. It was challenging being in and out of the hospital and working 40 hours a week, but I managed to get all my training in and get my new belt. A special thanks to my mom for coming out and supporting me at this testing. It's pretty incredible to see my evolution as a martial artist and I think it is most evident in my sparring. Tonight's sparring rounds were definitely 2 of my better rounds. As always I couldn't do it without my awesome instructors to push me to improve. So I guess this means 6 months to black belt! :)
I am a 20 year old junior at the college of my dreams. I am studying Emergency Medicine and Communication Rhetoric and minoring in the Administration of Justice and National Preparedness and Emergency Management certificate. At some point, I want to go and get my paramedic certification when my health allows. I have several chronic illnesses and this blog and website serves as a place for me to share my journey fighting CRPS and my other conditions. I hope that this blog can also serve as an outlet for raising awareness for rare diseases. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy! Feel free to comment; I'd love to know what you think!