I first heard Vicki speak to a group of Moms in October 2005. She was really knowledgeable and taught me so much. Her nursing background and what she has learned from dealing with her son's asthma seems to make her passionate about helping others. She helped me make improvements in my own son's health and for the health of my entire family.
Seven years ago my son was born. Who knew that we would go through RSV at 3 months old and reactive airways since then? The next step was Asthma. The last thing you want to see is your child having a hard time playing outside or running in the gym. We tried to handle it, but then the allergies started. He was a trooper through the tests, but it was hard for him to hear that he was allergic to most things outside and a few things inside.
I met Vicki at our dance studio and our sons dance together. Through many conversations, I learned of the trials that she had gone through and how, in some ways, they were very similar to ours. I also learned of other families going through the same. I've always been very skeptical of trying different things, but I didn't want my son dealing with shots for 15 years or medications for a lifetime. I believe it was through this wonderful friendship and trust that I was helped by Vicki. She was very willing to talk of her experiences and share what worked for her. After some time, I wanted the same. She gave me the knowledge and the drive to, by changing even just a few things, make a difference in my sons well being. And now, after just a few small changes, my son is on no medications and enjoying all the things a boy of seven should. I always know that I have a friend to rely on, to come to with questions and know that I will get an honest answer. I truly believe that without that knowledge, passion and friendship that I now have with Vicki, my son would not be as happy as he is today.
Being a RN and having this added insight into health and wellness is only doubled with Vicki’s personal battle dealing with her son, Trenton's, Asthma. The ultimate success in controlling his symptoms through environmental changes makes her even more sound and passionate about helping others dealing with Asthma.
Maybe it is this passion or just natural talent that makes her such a wonderful public speaker and educator. She relaxes a room and can convey important information all while making it interesting and fun to learn more. She is committed to all the relationships she develops along her way and I admire her for her perspective, honesty and character.
I heard Vicki speak about her son's Asthma, and I wanted to know more. I have Asthma and what she has taught me has helped improve my health. I am grateful!
Vicki's experience and advice helped me make a large improvement in my health and my life.