Courtney's #YouAreBRAVE Story

"I had a rare disease at 18. My organs were covered in lesions literally taking the life out if me. I no longer recognized myself. I didn't know if I'd make it through a night, be able to ever get married, or if my body would ever be able to carry a child. My tattoo reads, 'Death has lost its sting' and the date, '7-21-07' is the day I WALKED --walking is huge when you have to re-learn how to do it--out of the hospital. I love having that on my skin. It's my salvation story. Here I am, healthy, whole, married to my love, mommy of Jude & pregnant with another bundle...surprise! God's plans trump human calculations, medical diagnosis or anything you've been named. I have a body, but I am a soul."