In 2014, I had an injury at Young Life camp that left me with an undiagnosed concussion. This resulted in countless hospital stays, scans, and painful procedures. After six years of going without a diagnosis to explain the high pressure in my brain, in 2020, I was diagnosed with Pseudotumor Cerebri, a sister of Hydrocephalus. On July 10, 2020, I got a VP Shunt to relieve my brain of the high pressure. During my hospital stays, I made headbands to pass the time. They became a sense of security and helped me retrieve the identity that I lost to my treatments. During one of my stays at Children's National Hospital in DC, child life came by and noticed my new found hobby. They asked if I wanted to pass them out to the other kids on my floor, at which I agreed. Due to my current condition, I could not pass them out, so I handed them over to her. A few days later, my mom and I noticed a girl pass by my room wearing one of my headbands. This was just the beginning. The Lord gave me this passion for starting Having Faith Cures not only because of that moment but because of the confidence I saw in her. To them and me, it is so much more than just a headband, but a constant, tangible reminder that Jesus is continually writing our story and that this season is to make us stronger and to make an impact on those going through a similar battle.
Founder & Director,