As an avid traveler, I loved hiking and going on adventures . One of my dream adventures was to trek to Everest base camp. However, my journey took an unexpected turn when I contracted ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne illness while training for my trek. Since then, my life has been a mixture of blessings and challenges. I continue to grapple with lingering symptoms, which I believe stem from being undiagnosed for an extended period, wreaking havoc on my immune system. Recognizing the imperfections of modern medicine, I have embraced a holistic approach to complement Western treatments in managing my symptoms. My ultimate goal is to restore my health and resume my passion for travel, as well as my dedication to volunteering in economically uncertain and war-torn regions, where I found a profound sense of purpose. Additionally, I derive great joy from expressing my creativity through various art forms such as sculpture and painting.