At the 2013 Fargo event, we had the opportunity to meet women behind inspiring stories of health: mental, physical and emotional. Meet Wendy.
The Sassy and Classy, Wendy B. has had the great opportunity to work in the medical and health care industry for the last 14 years. She has been excited to work with physicians from all specialties and learn everything she possibly can to support herself because almost 20 years ago, Wendy was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.
She credits her positive attitude and organizational skills to managing this chronic disease in her life. When she’s organized and has a aplan, it lowers stress and doesn’t set off Crohn’s flares. But also, her positive attitude is something she incorporates into her kid’s lives. She tells them that attitude and effort are the two things that YOU can control.
It’s that mentality that makes Wendy a stronger person since her diagnosis. She might have to do a little more research when preparing for trips or meals, but she doesn’t let it be a burden on her life. She loves to share her story with others to let them know that Crohn’s won’t make their life worse… it might be more challenge, but it won’t be worse. Wendy wears her 4 surgery scars with pride, and even rocks a two piece swimsuit at the pool.
Wendy wants to be remembered as the lady who had Crohn’s disease, embraced it, lived her life to the fullest, never letting the disease get her down. She will be remembered for being positive, even if it’s just giving a simple smile, a kind gesture that can change a person’s day. Kindness is contagious!