Amanda, age 33, Maryland
I received my diagnosis in January 2019 and in May of 2019 I made the radical decision to open my own art shop as a way to save myself, love myself and find my power. I was diagnosed with a POTS after surviving an abusive relationship. The stress of that situation triggered my illness and changed my entire world. I felt lost in many aspects, but I knew that this was the way back to myself as I had always been an artist. It has been a journey of hardships and lessons and my greatest lesson is your personal power is in your uniqueness! That is what I try to honor in my life and all of my artwork.