Tuesday, November 1, 2016


One of the November challenges for Heart 2 Heart is to create a project related to "Changes".  As I scrolled through layout and card pictures for inspiration, I came upon this layout and knew that I needed to enter this one.

One of the biggest changes ever in our lives was in March of 2015 when our son contracted Transverse Myelitis.  In the matter of a few days he went from living a normal life to being paralyzed from the chest down.  So many changes:
  • Immediate changes as he was hospitalized for diagnosis and treatment
  • Transfer to Rehab Institute of Chicago as he underwent intensive therapy and began walking again
  • Learning to live with residual effects and impairments
  • Returning to full time work in a new position that eliminated travel
  • Family adjustments to this new phase of life.
Throughout this process he has been inspired and supported by the Transverse Myelitis Association.
In the above picture you see our family as we participated in a walk to raise funds for TM research and to support family programs.  

On November 12 Dan's story will post on The TMA site: https://www.facebook.com/myelitis/ On that day, I will be sharing a link to that story.  I don't often get on a soapbox, but this obviously is something near and dear to my heart. Thanks for reading..

Layout inspiration is the Charlotte Workshop Your Way from CTMH

For more inspiration on documenting change please visit:


  1. What an amazing and heartfelt layout- thank you for sharing your story with us!
    Lauren- H2H DT Member

  2. Thanks for reading and your kind comment.😊

  3. Thank you for sharing not only your layout, but your story! Very inspirational. Jennifer

  4. Thank you for sharing your story. H2H DT Jen

  5. Love your use of the Charlotte WYW for your inspiration. Gotta remember to refer back to those like you did.

    Thanks for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!


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