Tory Pereira- Sepsis Survivor
Copyright © 2015
Today was a phenomenal day! My friends Will, Graden, Kevin and I have been recycling, reusing material, adding some fire to it and creating art! We have been going around town and collecting aluminum people don’t care for anymore. Then we bring it back to the house, light up the torch and BOOM start melting it all down. The process is so cool, this furnace we have created allows the melted aluminum to get up to 3,000 degrees. We are now making them and will soon be selling them to raise money for Sepsis Awareness United, the non profit organization we are currently working on developing and launching.
Also today was another huge day for me and our friend Casey!
It was his birthday and my first time being able to bowl since my accident. I used to love bowling! I am still in recovery and gaining strength back everywhere in my body day by day. If you don’t know me I am 112 lbs, super skinny right now but slowing gaining muscle and putting meat back on my bones. When I got out of the hospital I couldn’t pick up a gallon of milk so I have started from the bottom in gaining my strength back. I thought there was no way I could pick up, yet throw a bowling ball.
We got to the bowling alley and I knew I was going to have to throw the 7 lb ball in between my legs. It’s okay if I look funny, I just wanted to have a good time with my friends! I was first and the pressure was on. Boy did I surprise myself! I not only bowled with one hand but I knocked a lot of pins down! I’m not as weak as I thought I was. Thank you Justine at 180 Fitness for your amazing yoga classes. This made me SO happy I jumped up and down and danced all around my friends. It hasn’t been fun feeling physically weak this year. Today showed me my hard work is paying off and I can now bowl with my friends. Slow and steady. Slow and steady baby.
Since my accident, I have learned to take life one day at a time. We are not promised tomorrow so we can only live life to the fullest NOW! I can't thank everyone enough for reading my blog and learning about this deadly disease we call Sepsis. Please share my blog and Sepsis Story along with family and friends to raise awareness of this silent killer. See y'all next Monday! Have a blessed week :)
Peace and Love,