I’m so happy to share that Brad Gillespie has joined Survivors Blog Here. He embodies everything we stand for, adversity, strength, and moving forward with his life. Brad has been diagnosed with Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN).
The cliff note version of the illness is: Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) is a form of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. AMN patients generally have spinal cord dysfunction, which leads to the initial symptoms that include difficulties in walking or a change in the walking pattern. The average age at which symptoms first appear is 28, but onset can occur anywhere from the second to the fifth decades of life.
Instead of retreating, Brad found himself a single father of three children and had to forge ahead. Now he is sharing his story with others who find themselves in similar situations or who can relate to his circumstances and the trauma he’s experienced.
I have no doubt you will enjoy posts, he is informative with a touch of wit.
Please join me in welcoming Brad to the group, be sure to drop him a line a welcome him aboard.
This is from Brad’s Contributor page, I thought his information would add value to this post.
I am just a guy with adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN). While it can get nasty in some cases, I am one of the luckier ones.
I cannot walk, but my spirit and imagination are still working, as best as I can tell.
I look forward to getting to know folks in this community, tells some tales (mostly truthful), and with any luck, pick up some wisdom.
Have the loveliest day, folks.
Please welcome Brad to Survivors Blog Here! Be sure to check out his website and future post.