Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rebirth and Redesign

Yesterday marked 100 days post allogeneic stem cell transplant, a tremendous milestone. That means that today is Day +101. Today began the next phase of my newly gifted life, courtesy of science and sisterly love.

I am happy. I am thriving. I am becoming comfortable in my new body. I am humbled by how far I've come. I look forward to where I'm going.

This newly designed website and logo represent the opening of the next chapters in my life as I continue to grow and stretch emotionally, physically, spiritually, and professionally. There is much healing to come, but this project has been a testament to what I've accomplished in the summer of 2011. This website development provided a solace and a focus during my first 100 days of recovery.

It has been a pleasure working with the talented artist Joy Nelson, my cousin, communication designer, and newly minted graduate from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon. Her fresh ideas and ability to bring abstract concept to reality with color and artistry was tremendously integral to the logo creation process. I am forever grateful for her patience, talents and devotion to helping me make this happen.

eyes peeled, always is a symbol of journeys that I have endured and of those that I have yet to experience. I will continue to share my adventures and illuminate those of others in hopes to inspire, educate and connect.


  1. I've been reading your journey all along and I just want to say how happy I am for you as you enter this new part of your strong life. I look forward to decades of blog posts!

  2. Beautiful beautiful job on the updated website!! It reflects you perfectly and I can't wait to watch it grown and thrive just as you have through this crazy journey called life. XO ♥

  3. I've followed your story and am so thrilled that you've reached the 100-day milestone. The new website is beautiful, and I can't wait to read more of your adventures.

  4. Welcome back to CT!
    Thrilled that your past 100 days!!!!
    Can't wait to visit with you and Craig!

  5. Congratulations! This new life, "gifted" for sure, is sure to be a glorious as you make it (which is pretty glorious). The new design is beautiful and so are you! Live on, lady!

  6. no lie, the code i was just given to post the previous comment was "sancerr". WHAT.