Last minute gear addition. Found this over pct bandanna @hikerbound when they found me on Instagram last week. Saw this thing and had to have it haha. They have some cool shirts and different trail bandannas and things over on their Etsy site. Go give them a look if this is something your lookin for. This one cost me just over $20 shipped and I’m glad to have it and support a growing business :). If you could only see how hard I was laughing underneath this thing lol
My disease has come with a lot of baggage, mainly in the form of medications. It has also come with a lot of loss. Loss of my social life, physical strength, time with my family, short term memory, my ability to do my job and run my businesses.
This past Friday I experienced my greatest loss when I made the decision to have 6 teeth removed from my upper jaw and my jaw bone grafted due to an infection. My body can no longer tolerate titanium or any other metal because my disease has heightened my sensitivity to metal. My body was being poisoned by my titanium implants and root canals. “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.” – Jennifer Salaiz
a year ago @realmichaelkelly and i had the honor of working with members of the 2-5 Cav on #longroadhome. their grace, courage and devotion to one another moved me beyond words. sending love to that whole family today - may your beautiful hearts feel peace - and to all who serve. #memorialday2018
Flashback to one year ago today. The men of the 2-5 Cav were wrapped on The Long Road Home by the baddest 1st AD I’ve ever worked with @kchodenfield
While I could never understand the sacrifice made by the REAL 2-5 Cav, from the short time I did spend with them, I bore witness to one of the tightest FAMILIES I had ever seen. Something that can only be formed after a life altering experience. For me, in so many ways, The Long Road Home was also life altering, and I only hope to stay as close with these men and women as those who went through the Black Sunday together. 💪🏻 A huge debt of gratitude is owed to everyone who had a part in putting this project together, and allowing me to have a part in it. It will stay with me forever.