I'm Amy Thomas.
I have been inspired by the challenge presented by Theodore Roosevelt, in his "Man in the Arena" speech, from the very first time I read it. While the words ring true and pertain to so many aspects of life, it has become my mantra, as it applies to my battle with hydrocephalus. Every day, I push myself to stay in the arena and fight for wellness. Above all, the "Man in the Arena" challenges me to take responsibility for the things that I can control - my overall health, my mindset, and my attitude.
In 2012, I posted on Instagram using the hashtag #hydrocephalus for the first time. In the months that followed, I connected with
people all over the world who were affected by hydrocephalus. As time went on, I began to tag photos with the words #stayinthearena.
Three years later, I created this website to share my story,
blog about my experiences, and provide support for the hydrocephalus community. It's been an amazing ride,
and has inspired me to keep learning, and pushing for better answers.
My journey with hydrocephalus
is all about the ability to live and love between the madness.
This is my crazy, beautiful life.
Here's to the relentless pursuit of everything important.
Thank you for visiting!