JUST SAY MO JOURNEY
BEFORE & AFTERS
THE ROAD TO RECOVERY CONTINUES
Just Say Mo tshirts! So happy to be out of the hospital and ready to begin the recovery process!
September 30, 2012 I walked 3-miles at the American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Walk. My family and I rocked out our Just Say Mo tshirts!
Getting stronger by the day!!
Because of all of my immunosuppression medication and my recent medical history, my doctor’s always called me “special.” “Special” people who can get sick easily have to cover up like this when travelling.
In September 2012 my friends held a huge charity event for me called “Dough for Mo” were they have raised over $34,000 to help with my transplant expenses!
Dough for Mo charity event for me!
In September 2012 I got to travel to Greenville, SC to see some of my best friends!
Still struggling with thinning hair and prednisone induced acne and “chipmunk cheeks” but it is getting better!
Feel like I am on top of the world!
Ready to build some snow men!
Snowwwww! I love this picture #justdoit
Football season means it’s time to bust out all of my Cowboys gear! Cowboys fan until the end!
I didn’t go Halloween shopping, so I decided to rock out my Dallas gear to pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters!
Rocco and I love our Cowboys!
I ran the mile in 10:39 just 7 months after discharge in June when I was hardly able to walk from one side of the house to the other
Sledding for the first time since my transplant
Feeling healthy ready to celebrate the holidays with my family.
I really got into baking during the winter months. All gluten-free for this Celiac girl!
Riding the quad post-transplant
Getting my hair colored for the first time since transplant! Poppy Rocco doing his “oh yea?!?!?” Lol.
I surprised Desiree for her 25th birthday in St. Augustine, FL
Out on my grandparent’s boat in Fort Myers Beach, FL in January 2013.
Danny came to visit me in Fort Myers Beach!
I traveled to Fort Myers Beach, FL and spent time with my grandparents
March 9, 2013 with two of my best friends enjoying life!
TSwift Live, March 2013 in New Jersey!
I got to see Taylor Swift live for her “RED” tour in March 2013!
April 2013 not even one year after my transplant!
May 3rd marks my one-year transplant anniversary!
My sister Desiree moved from Florida up to Connecticut to be closer to me after my transplant.
80’s themed bachelorette party for my best friend Kea in Charleston, SC!
I was well enough to attend my best friend Kea’s wedding in Greenville, SC and we had a great time!
Two of my best friends, Lindsay and Kea, at Kea’s wedding in April of 2013.
Bridesmaids for Kea’s wedding in April 2013. FU all the time!
JBo is in school to be a doctor and always call or text her when I have a medical question : )
At my alma mater’s well-known landmark, the Furman Belltower, April 2013.
A screenshot of my :30 second public service announcement for the American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Walk.
I met the incredible Mark Cuban at my best friend’s wedding in September 2013.
I went to Dallas for the first time to see one of my best friends, Allison, marry the man of her dreams!
My best friend Allison married the man of her dreams, Mr. #9 himself, Mike Modano
Working on my golf game in the back yard when I can’t get a ride to the course!
Giving my speech sharing my personal journey of survival at the 2013 Liver Life Walk in Stamford, CT.
My “Just Say Mo” team at the 2013 Liver Life Walk in Stamford, CT on September 29, 2013.
Cutting the ribbon with the other Liver Life Champion, Charlee, to kick-off the 2013 Liver Life Walk in Fairfield County!
A reason to walk….
At the ING Hartford Marathon I saw a cutout of Ellen. I consider this a “sign” that I will one day be on the Ellen show sharing my story, no pun intended 🙂
My sister Desiree ran her first full marathon at the ING Hartford Marathon and I ran the 5K (well I meant to run the 5K even though I ended up on the half marathon for a bit by accident). Support Donate Life!
Exercise and working out was crucial to my amazing recovery.
With my PT Karen Constantine. She was a miracle worker for me after my transplant. This was my 4th 5k since transplant in 33:49.
Enjoying the outdoors, happy and healthy!