My name is Becky and I am 25 years old. I was diagnosed with NF when I was three months old.
My symptoms didn’t really start till I was about nine. When I was ten I had radiation for an optic glioma. At the age of sixteen I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I have been seizure free for almost 10 years now. In Jr. High and High school I couldn’t take gym because of chronic pain. I received some back lash from peers because of this.
In December 2007, I had surgery for a pilocytic astrocytoma.
I have yearly MRI’s and checkups with my Neurologist.
In my free time I enjoy making cards and spending time with my family and dog, Oliver.
I have been a part of the MBNF support group for a few years now and am very grateful for the chance to get to know everyone that is a part of the group. It’s wonderful to have such a strong and supportive group and to be able to connect with others who can really relate to you.