Hello, My name is Samina! I’m a 23 year old girl living in Toronto, Canada who was born with a neural tube defect. Growing up I’ve had to undergo 5 surgeries, many visits to the hospital as well as some over night stays due to infections. Just this week I went to see my doctor three times! While I was in his office waiting, I thought to myself that this is not normal, a 23 year old does not visit the doctor this much! Meaning, many people my age are probably at school getting a degree or at the alter getting married and sometimes in some cases, at the hospital pushing out a baby! Young adults around my age are not always at a hospital dealing with a particular health issue. I’m not going to say all because I am aware that there are people out there like me or even in worse situations. So I’ve created this blog to document my not so normal life and maybe somewhere along the line my journey can help or inspire others that when things go wrong, it’s not always the end of the world. So strap up because this ride is going to be one crazy ride!