I’ve recently created a campaign of which I lovingly called Advocating for Aleigha (#a4a) since there seems to be a great lack of advocating in and for my life at the moment. The goal is to rally support and raise awareness/money so I can find and get the medical care that I need and am not getting. Living with rare and chronic diseases means long-term suffering while doctors sit around, forcing you advocate for yourself.
The coming year will be full of awesome opportunities to get involved and help support me as well as my family as we fight the system. I’m hoping to use my love for art to create shirts and bracelets that will help pay for not only my own medical expenses, but also help fund some of the foundations that work so hard to raise awareness for me and others afflicted. Another goal is to join forces with a talented friend and go on a tour throughout Washington and Idaho, spreading awareness about rare disease, chronic illness, mental health and suicide awareness through music, speech and art.