Hi Team ExoSym,

It was awesome meeting so many of you last weekend at the Race for a Soldier in Gig Harbor. So proud of everyone who came out to take part in the 5k and 1/2 marathon – we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day! (I even clocked a faster 1/2 marathon finish, so was pretty happy with that. ☺) But most importantly, I was filled with the blessing of the people I have come to know through this team – across ages, abilities, injuries, conditions, and length of time in the device – we are all a family, united by the will for a better quality of life and the determination to fight for it. We are #TeamExoSym.

And without a doubt, a huge thank you to Ryan Blanck and Jared Williamson – whom without these two men, many of us wouldn’t be where we are today. Few people are as dedicated and caring as these two – enough to even spend their Sunday with us taking part in the race, not just as spectators, but as friends and coaches – helping us through.

Below are a few pictures from the event:

Team ExoSym (how many ExoSym’s can you count?)

For many including myself, 2017 has been a challenging year and while it’s not always easy to do, sometimes we just have to stop, breathe, and honor our own self-care. With that being said, I’ve decided to take some time away from ExoSymplyAmazing. My hope for you all is that you continue to keep the faith, believe in yourselves, and cherish the gift of today. Know I will be doing the same. ♥

May this blog continue to be a resource for you along your journey and may your ExoSym always be a reminder that even on your hardest day, you are stronger than you know. #nevergiveup

All the best,



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