as told in her own words
I have Dysautonomia, Eosinophilic Colitis, High
Functioning Autism amongst some other more minor illnesses.
Dysautonomia is a dysfunction of the autonomic nerve system, which
all the involuntary functions. Some of those functions include heart
rhythm and function, blood pressure, temperature, digestion, and
Every case of dysautonomia is different and ranges from mild to
to life-threatening. Mine mostly affects my heart, which is
monitored by a cardiologist.
Eosinophilic Disease is caused by an abnormal number of white blood
called eosinophils in the digestive track. It causes a lot of food
and intolerances. I currently don't eat any of the top 8 food
allergens. I may not need to avoid all those foods forever. In fact,
food trial is for eggs! I had a feeding tube in 2004 but I no longer
The autism spectrum is very wide. No two people with an ASD are
alike. I also have sensory integration disorder, which is very
common in people with
ASD's. I have trouble with loud noises and crowds, which makes it
difficult to talk
to people and make friends.
My little brother and I also have liver dysfunction that as of yet
have a name.
But enough about the medical stuff... that's not all there is to me.
I love to listen to music, especially the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the
American Rejects and Greenday, I play bass and guitar.
I love to read and daydream. I met my favorite author in 2005 for my
Starlight Wish (similar to the make-a-wish foundation)
I am a total mall rat and go to the mall every
weekend. I love to shop at
Hot Topic and Blue Moon.
I have a dog, two cats, four parakeets, a hermit crab,
a beta fish, and 6
rabbits that live outside.
I love horror movies and shows about ghosts. I'm a huge “Law and
Order” fan. I
love the Boston Red Sox.
My father and brother are firefighters and I am very involved with
department... I am working with my dad on starting a firefighter
for the family members of the firefighters.
I am Irish, Italian, and French and I am very proud of my heritage.