Five minutes into my stroll down the paved trail surrounded by the beautiful scenery and surreal backdrop of the magestic snow-topped mountains, I find myself breathless… literally. I’m have exertional substernal chest pain radiating to my carotids, 7.75/10 in severity, relieved only with rest. At the tender age of 28, am I really having stable angina?
It was a perfect storm: 10,000 feet above sea level, and a naiive kid from Southern California living off of a steady diet of daily tater tots and breakfast burritos. As I huff and puff my way around, only one word pops into my head: BIOTA (Blame It On The Altitude).
The first full day has been full of surprises and heartfelt fellowship. From Helen’s inspiring and brave testimony to balancing on a plank to avoid killing children patient eggs, there were learning moments in every corner. To mingle with such motivated… Continue reading →