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Remaining Unbroken

I’d been seeing the advertising for Zox on my Facebook newsfeed for awhile before deciding to give it a try. I use a wheelchair, and was tired of my gold and sterling silver bracelets getting caught and broken and still wanted something to wear that was “me.” I found that and more with the first Zox I bought...Unbroken. We go through a lot in life; some good, some bad, some things that leave you scratching your head for awhile. My journey so far has included 40 major surgeries ( I was in a neck brace recovering from a cervical fusion when I ordered my first Zox ), suffering through four miscarriages, breast cancer, and the loss of both of my parents within six months of each other in 2000. I have such a great support system in my family and friends and have had the honor of having three service dogs by my side over the years...number three, Tansy, is laying by my side as I type this. Unbroken said it all for me. Even though my health has been an issue since I was in high school, there’s not much that holds me down...or back from trying something new. I was able to go on to give birth to a wonderful son and we now have three delightful grandchildren. I have traveled to four different countries, and even went back to college for something to do. With the help of my service dog at the time, I was able to carry a full credit load and maintain a 4.0. My service dog and I were invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two year colleges and were then voted in as president. Out lives can turn on a dime, good or bad, and we have to ready to be able to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps at times. We can learn and grow from these experiences, or we can allow them to break down our spirit-the thing that makes us who we are. I choose to remain Unbroken.