I'm Amy Thomas.
Ever since I first read it, I have been inspired by the challenge presented by Theodore Roosevelt in his "Man in the Arena" speech.
While the words ring true and pertain to so many aspects of life,
it has become my mantra as it applies to my ongoing 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 also 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!