My symptoms were consistent with Transverse Myelitis; weakness, neurogenic bladder, loss of sensation, nerve pain, and spasticity. I was in a wheelchair for about four years. After I got a baclofen pump implanted, I was able to gain movement back. This was life changing for me. I was finally able to make progress in physical therapy once my spasticity was under control. After my diagnosis of TM, I transferred to a college closer to home and kept pursuing a degree in biology. Going to school was one of the only things I could control at the time. I graduated cum laude in December 2012 and was able to walk across the stage with my Lofstrand crutches. Throughout this whole process, I have never let anything stop me. I am now in Physician Assistant school in TN and plan to graduate in August 2018. My hope is to work in the field of neurology. I am so thankful for the progress I have made with the help of my physicians, physical and occupational therapists and my wonderful family and friends. I am especially thankful for the Transverse Myelitis Association’s website, which encouraged me to continue searching for proper treatment of my condition. Additionally, the TMA camp provided me with much needed support and educational information.