976 I was born to my American mother and my Guatemalan father in the Beautiful country of Guatemala C.A. Little did I knew then that I was being sent to this amazing planet to start my early schooling at the heroic mission university of life.
In 1979 at age three I met my toughest but most important teacher that taught me the most valuable lessons of my life. I call him Mr. SJS which stands for: Stevens Johnnsons Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder caused by an allergic reaction to an antibiotic “Sulfa drug” administered at my local hospital due to a playground accident. I think of SJS metaphorically speaking I can compare what a category 5 hurricane can do to a city ,that’s exactly what SJS did to me.
I believe with every cell of my being that its part of my heroic mission to raise SJS awareness, I don’t mean to be graphical but SJS swept my entire body from head to toes with third degree burns that melted my skin to the point of it getting stuck to the sheets on my bed at my thirty day excursion as a NDE baby patient. Unfortunately it doesn’t end here I was also burning inside and my eyes, hands and fingernails ,toes and toenails were completely burned. I also couldn’t stand indoor lighting due to photophobia.
In 1979 at age three I met my toughest but most important teacher that taught me the most valuable lessons of my life.