A native of Cassino Italy, in 1982 my parents moved me and my 3 siblings to beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, (where I currently reside). In 1991 I graduated from high school and subsequently from a post secondary institution with a diploma in computer operations and programming.
In 2002 I fell ill and was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a poorly understood variably debilitating disorder of uncertain cause/causes. CFS often manifests itself with widespread myalgia, cognitive difficulties, chronic mental and physical exhaustion, often severe, and other characteristic symptoms in a previously healthy and active person. There is no known cure for CFS and only 5 – 10% of all cases are ever fully resolved.
With time I came to consider my illness a great blessing and a phenomenal opportunity. My struggle with CFS has bestowed upon me a passion and fascination for all things that have to do with overcoming and triumphing in the face of challenges. Ordinary Miracles is about showcasing that passion through real-life inspirational stories, a positive can-do attitude and the application of life-changing concepts such as Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Relational Intelligence(RI). For me having to “play injured” has become a privilege, the benefits of which vastly outweigh any downside brought on by my illness.
The surest way to happiness is to lose yourself in a cause greater than yourself.