Before, my life abounded with adventure and unique experiences. One day changed everything. November 12, 2004, started out as a normal day. Up before dawn, I made breakfast and headed to a teacher in-service training. Unbeknownst to me, those would be the last pain-free hours I would ever have. A mass radiation accident burned my eyes, face, neck, and hands creating a before and after fulcrum in my life.
After the accident, my once active life looks radically different. I live with unceasing and worsening pain, extreme light sensitivity, and decreasing vision. The burns keep my body confined within the walls of my home 95 percent of the time.
While walls may contain my body, over time, I realized walls don’t limit or contain my prayers.