Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. My story actually began on September 9,2001. Morgan Stanley sent me to NYC for a financial class. It sounded great so why wouldn't I? I cheerfully got off the plane and traveled to my hotel. September 11 arrived with speed, And I early sat down with my peers In Tower Two the 61st floor of The World Trade Center. In July of 2004 I became a firefighter. We were all so happy and proud. I remember that day And the reason I got there. As I went down the stairs that fateful day on 9/11/01 , I brushed arms with the bravest fighters of all. I thought to myself--I am going down to my destiny. They are going up to theirs and will never come down. 2015 came fast, and I found myself in a confused state with my friends and family in tears around me. Autoimmune encephalitis had attacked me and I had been intubated, had a tracheotomy, and was in a comma. When I made it home months later The seizures never stopped. My family left and my home was sold. I went to stay at my parents by November 2018. Only fate would have it! I was Ill , Had a gran mal, and flew out the 2nd story window. As luck would have it, I broke my back and became paraplegic at age 50. Still my seizures never stopped. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Arizona is Fantastic. The epilepsy docs are Top notch, and I am happy to have an extra special one-Dr. Drazkowski. He's looked after me Crisis after crisis since 2013.