It’s been quite a while since I have written anything. Several different personal things going on in my life right now have really held me back from having the time, energy or focus needed to sit down and write. But I received some exciting news today that I really wanted to share and decided to write a quick update to everyone!
First off, my YouTube video recently hit 50,000 views on YouTube!! I am absolutely amazed by this number. I continue to get emails from people all over the world that have seen it and want to reach out to thank me for inspiring them, and helping them or their family members deal with GBS. I can’t thank my mom enough for taking all of the pictures and videos that she did, because without those, there would not be a video. Not only is this YouTube video helping to create awareness on the disease, I know that it is also helping others with their fight with GBS, just like Kit’s video did for me.
The EXTREMELY exciting news is that I just found out my book will be featured at LitFest this October!! Litfest is a non-fiction literature festival that celebrates writing over 12 days throughout Edmonton at various different venues. I am very fortunate to be among approximately 50 authors chosen to be showcased. I know that this is HUGE exposure for my story and Guillain-Barre syndrome and I am so excited to take part in this festival!
A quick update on Casey, as everyone continues to ask about her (she’s the star of my story): she is almost 2 and a half and she is growing up so quickly. She is the biggest girly-girl (I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!); she loves princesses, jewelry, makeup, and wearing dresses EVERY minute of every day. She is also talking up a storm and I am loving that we can actually carry on full conversations with her now. We also recently potty trained her, which I apologize to those that have difficulty with this, but it really was unbelievably easy with her. She’s so easy going and it was such a simple switch from diapers to the potty. It’s so cliché, but it’s so true- they really do grow up so fast!