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Husband Logan and daughter Alex. I have two sisters, Cera and Ashlee, one nephew, Karson and am expecting a niece in October.
- What are you passionate about?
My daughter, Alex, was born with a birth defect commonly known as clubfoot.
Both of her feet required serial casting for correction and she wears special orthopedic boots with a bar attached at night to hold correction. Unfortunately, the treatment of clubfoot takes a very skilled doctor and currently in the U.S. and abroad any pediatric orthopedic surgeon can attempt treatment. Due to many of the doctors treating the condition improperly there are children who are never fully corrected or undergo reconstructive surgeries that are unnecessary. I spend whatever spare time I have helping to educate other parents and get them in touch with necessary resources and/or professionals for their child’s care because no parent wants their child to have undue pain.
- Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
Ellen DeGeneres, because she is so positive and hilarious. I would love to be able to give money to people in need or charity funds in the way she is able to. Not to mention take trips to Africa to see the animals the Wildlife Fund is helping. Also, my daughter loves finding Dory so I feel like she would love to have Dory as a Mom for a day.
- What is your favorite restaurant and what’s your favorite meal to get there?
Annie’s Deli in Sarasota, Fl. I love there turkey sandwich. I know it isn’t a legitimate restaurant, but when I’m eating Annie’s Deli it’s either before or after being on the beach with my family and that makes it the best meal around.
- What is one of your pet peeves?
When someone assumes the worst of others and refuses to see them for who they truly are inside.
- If you were a crayon what color would you be?
Mystical Magical Purple. (I totally just made that up and if Crayola starts using it I’m going to need a cut of the profits.)
- What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A house in Sarasota, Fl. We stay with my in-laws when we go down now, which is great, but if I had my own home I could let my family use it when we weren’t there and I think everyone would get to see each other more often.
- What TV show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
I find myself attempting to make my daughter watch Nella The Princess Knight because I love it. She prefers Puppy Dog Pals and that’s okay because it’s pretty cute.
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Albus Dumbledore. I am a total Harry Potter nerd.
- If you could have chosen your own name what would you name yourself?
I distinctly remember wanting my name to be something more gender neutral when I was growing-up because I’ve always been a tomboy. I have come to terms with my own name, but made sure my daughter has a name that can be feminine or masculine.
- What is your favorite summer activity?
Swimming is my new favorite activity, but not because I love to swim. My daughter thinks she is a mermaid and the joy being in the water brings her makes it my new favorite summer activity.