For most of my adult life I experienced major traumas including a near death experience. Spending a considerable amount of time in different forms of from depression to physical rehabilitation which was a challenging process. The process included living in two different homeless shelters while I rebuilt, revised, re-invented, and restructured my life. During 1993 – 2000 I was in recovery from a sexual assault, which resulted in my testing positive for HIV, and my road on depression began.
On August 15, 2007 I survived a ruptured brain aneurysm which surgeons have declared it to be a miraculous survival and repeated to me, and my mother after the surgery “we have no idea how this woman survived, her brain was full of blood”, Dr. Demetrius Lopez of Rush Medical Center stated “it was everywhere, all over it is a mystery how she survived”, but God had a plan for my life.