In December of 2006, life as I had known it came to a screeching halt. I was given the diagnosis of post polio syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease. My mind, body and Spirit were crying out for healing. In the dark night of my soul in the midst of winter February 2007, poetry flowed out of me with images of health, wholeness, healing and gratitude. My pen became my divining rod for healing. The first poem I wrote was, "Running the Race," a foreshadowing of my 2009 Boston Marathon run.

After intensive outpatient rehab at Spaulding Rehab Hospital and working with a personal trainer, a physical transformation began and I went from my wheelchair to the finish line of the 2009 Boston Marathon.

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These past seven years have been an amazing healing odyssey that has taken me from facing a grim and uncertain future to now living a full, vibrant life with post polio syndrome and in the wake of trauma.

I hold a BS in Public Relations from Boston University, an MSW from Boston College and many fond memories of my award winning career at the Department of Veterans Affairs which I left in May of 2007 to heal my life and follow my passion as a writer and poet.

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