After exposure to severe mold in the workplace, I found myself unable to continue the life I once led. I was forced to quit work and give up many things that I cherished. At the time I became ill, I was a 45-year-old mother of two. The mold exposure sent me on a path of immune system dysfunction, severe depression and near financial ruin. I struggled with the loss of identity, loss of my independence and severe depression. In 2003 I began to write my book. I
felt others needed to know how devastating mold can really be. It has taken me nearly nine years to complete the book. Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope is now available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and signed copies will be available on my website for those in the US only.
It is my hope that my words will help others struggling with mold exposure or chemical sensitivity realize that they can still make a life for themselves, albeit a different life. It is also my hope that family members, friends, and those in the medical field will come to understand what life is like after mold exposure.