Meet Jay. “When I woke up on my 13th birthday I couldn’t move my legs. It was terrifying, my mom took me to the children’s hospital in Fort Worth. They did MRIs and my condition had clearly progressed and now affects my spine and really my entire body. Because of the NF I also have gastroparesis and from that I have weak bones. I have been hospitalized countless times. I’ve also had multiple surgeries. Many to prolong my life span, some for comfort. I’ve had to relearn how to walk 3 times. My life is full of struggles but I strive to keep going and creating.”

B Kind provided Jay with food assistance to help her with food security as Jay found herself selling items to afford food.