Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day

Exactly what does it take for California state legislators to recognize the toll that a rare disease such as Transverse Myelitis (TM) has on it’s constituents.   It takes a dedicated California resident; Sandy Rey, a woman who poured her soul into raising awareness for a condition that she herself lives with.

A TM diagnosis is life altering to say the least.  The challenges faced by those living with  TM can be compared to living life trapped on a perpetual rollercoaster where the tumultuous ups and downs never cease.  All while your family, friends and community are helplessly planted on the ground watching you scream your way through the ride.

Sandy knew that she had to do something to make a difference so she single handedly took on this seemingly impossible mission.   Continue reading

Equine Advocate & Sculptor

One of the many incredible things about Refocused Lives is that is provides an outlet to brag about our very own personal friends in addition to the many wonderful people that we meet in our quest to bring a little sunshine into your day.  We don’t get that opportunity very often without seeming weirdly obsessive about our BFF’s so we happily introduce you to Laurie Bielik, sculptor, artist, custom jewelry designer, lover of all things equine and fierce fighter of multiple sclerosis (MS). Continue reading