I came across Zox my freshman year in college and I instantly fell in love. The choices of straps are endless and I don't have enough space on my wrist for all the ones I want to wear. My journey in the medical system for the past eight years has been rough. I never go without a zox to my treatment infusions for autoimmune disease every six weeks. Sometimes I wear so many that there isn't really room for my hospital bracelet and the nurse asks me where I want it. "Write Love" brings me hope when I have thoughts about giving up. It brings me strength on the days I feel that I can not hold on any longer. "Hugs" makes me feel cared for and reminds me of my mother holding me tight. She passed when I was a baby. "Kaboom" and "Little Roar" give me great power as if I can beat anything. That no matter what comes my way the battle is worth it in the end, even when it doesn't seem that way. "Let it Snow" is a reminder that I have a reason to live so I can get back on my snowboard. Each snowflake is beautiful in its own way. The path that snowflake has taken built it into the individual it is meant to be. Milan's Miracle Fund is full of happy smiley faces that can't help but make me smile back as I cry myself to sleep. "Can't Stop The Beat" reminds me that life is full of ups and downs. You have to learn to dance with the rhythm of life when times get tough. Sing to the beat of the IV pump beeping. Rock to the pattern of the wheels turning. Life happens between the first heartbeat and the last so make the most of it. Some days you will need to climb major mountains in order to get the chance to experience everything. I want to remind you the view at the top is amazing so keep going. Enjoy the journey and stop along the way to appreciate each second. Zox gives me a reason to fight, make new connections, and learn to live in the moment more often. It helps build my confidence and give me a reason not to give up. I feel loved and supported in the community. We are one big family, our animals included because they support our addictions to these straps.