Category: Hope, Goals, Advocate, Mayo Clinic, Functional Movement Disorder, Breast Cancer Awareness

The Beginnings of a New Battle

With little to no warning, our lives take a turn and we are on a completely new journey, a different fight. Driving up to Rochester, with the road ahead of us and the city, our lives, in the rear view mirror, all of a sudden we realize the normalcy of daily routines and everything that contributes to our happiness in the almost past year … Read More The Beginnings of a New Battle

The Next Phase

The next year and couple months later were some of the best times, coming out of a major illness and getting my life back. I was able to return to work, to a job I love and Meghan and I finished planning and had our dream wedding, where I was not only able to walk down the aisle, but dance and celebrate each and … Read More The Next Phase

My Life, My Warrior Strength

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson First, a little bit about myself. My name is Jill McFate, I am thirty-nine years old, and my wife and I live in Chicago, Illinois, specifically, in a neighborhood known as the West Loop. While I grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, Meghan was … Read More My Life, My Warrior Strength


Embracing Your Warrior

“As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.  With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.” — Dan Millman My wife describes me as loving, having a huge heart, feisty and having a child-like innocence in the way I experience happiness and excitement in the little things every single day. Meghan sees and understands … Read More Embracing Your Warrior