I had 24 hours to live!
The staph infection that was plaguing my body was raging a war, and the battle was being lost according to the doctors.
At that moment, unable to speak – I knew I wanted to live.
For several days I was on the brink of death.
Doctors told my family to prepare for the worst, death.
The doctors felt the only chance to save my life would be amputation. Not just one limb, both hands and feet, as well as, my buttocks.
This news devastated my family as I lay lifeless.
A spirit which was always been in me emerged. I awoke briefly and gave the go ahead to the doctors to “do what was necessary”.
After many months in the hospital’s critical care unit, and intensive rehab, I emerged with a completely renewed rebirth of spirit. An amazing quest to unlock the void which had always eluded me.
While rehabilitating in the hospital, I learned that the amputations of my hands and feet were not necessary.
My HMO had denied treatment two years earlier, which caused the doctors to make a life altering determination to amputate.
It has allowed a deeper understanding of the journey God has always wanted for me.
It’s not about blaming or pointing the finger at anyone.
I look at this whole process as a spiritual journey, a lesson, a teaching tool for others, and an opportunity to unleash the spirit inside that was held hostage for so long.
Today, I am living my NEW normal.
I hope my life can be used as an example. To advocate for reformed action and for others to understand that “prevention is just as important as educating individuals to make better informed choices“.
My goal is that women, and men of all ages and races will heed the loud warning signs, and seek skilled professional services.
I was born in Pensacola, Florida the fifth of six children. My mother relocated us to California where I then attended middle and high school.
After high school, I attended beauty school to attain my cosmetology license. I became a very successful hair stylist, make up artist, and designer.
My craft and trade has taken me many places in the world, which allowed me to connect with fascinating people.
Somehow my childhood issue of wanting a larger butt continued to subconsciously plague me even through my and magnetic personality.
The subconscious thought would lead me to make life changing decisions that would alter the course of my life forever.
In 2004, that desire which haunted me for so many years surfaced again.
The illusive key to obtain that childhood vision of a larger butt led me to receive silicone injections on the black market.
This choice led me to five years of pain and turmoil that ultimately left me a quadruple amputee including the amputation of my butt cheeks.
Follow me as I embark on a new incredible journey of self discovery, spiritual rebirth, and quest to own the “IT” that was always within.
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