2018 Photoshoot with Vanessa Jaclyn Photography

Heidi Gaines

First post: Dec 31, 2018 Latest post: Jan 24, 2019

Hey! Glad you're here. This is a site so friends and family can keep updated about my health stuff in one place. I really appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.

Off an on throughout my life I've been sick with one thing after another.  Only in recent times did we learn why: Dysautonomia, Hashimoto's, Celiacs. An auto-immune fan fare. It has been a tough journey to get this far. The remission and relapse pattern of the worst bouts of symptoms has been more severe as time progresses. I did many things in every good moment I could and am proud of them. But I'd like to do more before the next major relapse. I would have never made it this far without the help of many different people (and their pets). This is me taking a leap to let more people in to be a part of battling this as a community instead of isolating. Maybe it'll make the difference in  enjoying rather than surviving life so I can make more art and give back in the best way I can.