A year ago today I had a full colectomy, the first surgery in the line of many none of us saw coming. It is easy to say this past year has been the hardest fight I've ever had to fight. The hardest fight my family has ever had to fight. But we got through it, a year later and I'm able to do things I thought I may never be able to do again. God gave me a chance to see the important parts of life, to be proud of who I am. I'll never be able to say thank you enough to everyone in my life for helping me through this past year. My heart is beyond grateful.