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Ten Days (Part 3)

Days 6-10 in Orlando Regional Medical Center were a blur thanks to pain killers and other medications. However, I can recall the following events happening in no particular order: Once out of ICU I never attained a roommate in my room due to the amount of people that visited, and also the amount of cards, […]

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Ten Days (Part 2)

Everyone reacts differently to hearing catastrophic news. If I would have known then, what I know now I would have just cried my eyes out when I was told I would never walk again. Instead, I saved face and took the news like a gymnast–I smiled and asked what I could do to improve my […]

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Ten Days (Part 1)

After spewing chunks up on the CAT scan table, I blacked out for three days, like literally saw the color black. Though many people surrounded me during this time, friends, family and hospital workers, I cannot recall seeing anyone or any thing during those days. I do remember hearing voices, and could also sense love […]

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Day 1 – In the Moment (Part 2)

I hadn’t intended to make Kristin cry, but she did, instantaneously upon hearing me say I am not okay. I could have used a good cry myself at that moment, as long as it was in privacy of course. Instead of shedding tears, however, I begrudgingly forced a smile to all the unfamiliar faces surrounding me as we made our way down the tunnel’s long hallway to the back roads of Sea World, the place where an ambulance eagerly awaited me…

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Day 1 – In the Moment (Part 1)

I was paralyzed in between a mini-trampoline and a basketball hoop, the result of a stunt gone terribly wrong. Instead of catching and dunking a basketball, like many NBA mascots do at basketball halftime shows, I missed a pass from my teammate and consequently…

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Trying Something New

For many years I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a memoir, including investing myself enough to think of 50,000 words and then transcribe them into readable paragraphs. For the amount of time I’ve spent jotting ideas down, editing and organizing these thoughts, imagining book covers, practicing a press pitch and dreaming of the book […]

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It’s Not Just A Ring

Unlike most women (or any woman I know), my fiancé proposed to me with a toy ring. We were sitting in Brooklyn Bridge Park after just having hiked across the infamous Brooklyn Bridge, when he turned to me and asked me to marry him. The proposal came as a surprise for two reasons. The first […]

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5 Reasons I’ll Never Live in San Francisco (but maybe you should)

For my birthday weekend Cory and I treated ourselves to five days in San Francisco, a city neither of us had visited before but had heard about through friends. We stayed three nights at the fancy Mark Hopkins on Nobb Hill and then two nights at The Argonaut by The Wharf. At the Mark Hopkins […]

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The Funny Thing About Being On Live TV

After nine seasons of watching dancers perform on TV, I finally had the opportunity to sit in the audience for the So You Think You Can Dance Finale on September 18, 2012. Though I had hoped we’d score good seats, never did I expect to sit directly in front of the judges panel. The funny…

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What am I… chopped liver?

My fiancé Cory is the most loved man in downtown Los Angeles and it’s not just by me. He’s congratulated by bums, strangers and other random people any time we are walking down the sidewalk together hand in hand. “You are so sweet,” one middle-aged man…

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