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As I step through life

there are many things in this world that I can't explain and that I can't control.  Yet I fight seemlingly endless battles to do things that sometimes are in the end meaningless.  I am fighting a battle with a very rare disease called Behcet's.  Discovering that I also have Epilepsy, Restrictive Lung Disease and have healed from my surgically repaired spine, has helped so much in my new recovery. I have been through the ringer testing everything here and there all the way to the NIH in Bethesda during the process of peeling apart what has been at some points been described as grim.  The struggle through six years of a downward spiral in health has given me a new perspective on life.  Now that things seem to be getting a little more stable, I am very thankful for the break.

My focus is on the living and things that I can control.  A sad turn of events will not be enough to make this life crumble.  Sure, it is a hard life, but the things I'm learning and the things that I am able to do are amazing when I can do them.

I am changing day by day, piece by piece.  I created this site to share this experience and how I want to change this world that I live in.  Even if my time here is shortened by my battle, the battle will not be in vain.  I do believe that we live in a world worth saving, worth changing for the better.  But we all must awaken to this effort and not sit idle expecting great things to come from others.  We all must take small steps together.

This is my experience, my struggle, and hopefully an insight into the legacy that I build and eventually leave behind.

My name is Andy and this is my story


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