After I first read your book, I felt like I really knew you. And I felt like I wasn't alone in the world with the issues I experience on a daily basis. More important was what I took away from my experience with you this past weekend. You showed me that my disease does not have to define who I am as a person. I may be battling an illness, but I can still be an upbeat, loving, successful person. Alesia is doing it, and I can too!