My Past I’ve worked hard all my life growing up on a farm and playing sports in school, and because of it, my knees took a beating. Over the past several years, my knees began to feel swollen and painful. In more recent years, my knees were in pain all the time. I exercised daily, but it was difficult. I
Today… My doctor is in complete awe of my health and says so. My numbers are great: blood glucose, weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure. I am not on any medications. I rarely get colds or other illnesses, and my body heals quickly if I get injured. The better balance of nutrition supports my neurodiversity and has decreased my anxiety. Even
Teri’s LEAP Story: Anxiety All my life people told me I worried. I kept saying to myself “I don’t worry, but I wonder.” I became aware that what I called “wonder” others call “worry”; what I called “worry” others call “anxiety”. I asked myself, “Doesn’t everyone wonder what will happen in the future and wonder what can be done now
My name is Pat, and I recently celebrated my 81st birthday. I have struggled with digestion complications most of my adult life – just like my mother did. Over the years, I tried many over-the-counter and prescription remedies to try and control my problem, but they were only a temporary fix at best. Then I met Kari, and she explained
Life Before LEAP The pain and bloating in my stomach started when I was middle school. It wasn’t too serious at first. The older I got, though, the more constant and persistent it got. I started having severe pain episodes around four years ago. As I look back, I can’t really remember a time when I didn’t have stomach pain.
Life Before LEAP I’m Lisa, and excited to share my story that started as pain and frustration turned to victory, resolution, and freedom. In 2011, I began experiencing chronic pain in my left shoulder, shoulder blade, ribs and hip. In spite of countless appointments with doctors, orthopedic physicians, physiatrists, pain management doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists, I could
Kristina’s LEAP Story My name is Kristina and this is my LEAP story. My headaches started in high school. My junior and the first part of my senior year were mostly spent in bed. I had headaches nearly every day. I was so sick from the pain, I couldn’t go to school because lying down was the only thing that
Life Before LEAP My name is Maddy, and I’m a 20-year-old college student studying public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a very busy and engaged student, I am heavily involved with two campus organizations and two honor societies, I work 20-40 hours a week as a resident advisor for the housing department, and I