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My name is Annie, and I’m 46 years old. My husband and I have been married for 19 years, and we have three wonderful children together, ages 17, 14, and 11. We live in the East Bay with a 90-pound female American Bulldog who has a 50-pound Pitbull for a brother.
By all accounts, we had been living a quiet, comfortable family life up until the events of the last four years. These events absolutely changed the course of our lives; it tested my strength and my faith.
In 2016, my Mom had been in and out of doctor’s appointments. She had difficulty performing regular activities, and even sleeping became an arduous task due to back pain. She thought a urinary tract infection was causing the abdominal pain and the discomfort when urinating.