A happy birthday to my friend Isa and celebration of one more journey around the sun. This is how she expresses her way of living.
"I greet each new experience with greater gratitude, with less fear, and with a hunger for more."
In the Afterword to her 2007 memoir, The Power of Two, authored with twin Ana, she wrote:
"With each passing year, I learn more about myself, other people, what matters most, and how to handle adversity a little better. What a privilege! If I had died at 32, I would have missed out on so many stages of growth and awareness."
She told us that she would keep going courageously:
"So if I can breathe I intend to venture out to the mountains, to swim, to bagpipe, to soak in the world and to advocate for others and do everything I can, in Ana's memory. I will still live. I will still find joy. "The power of two," can become "The power of one." Only then will I be a true survivor."
This is how Isa is now living and bringing "the power of one" to the lives of others.