Being a toddler means falling down and getting back up again. When 67-year old Christine was 18 months old, she fell and bruised her hip bone. At the time, TB was present in Christine's body because she had consumed unpasteurized and un-tested cow's milk. After falling, TB began to infect her hip bone. She spent 10 years in an English hospital—on her back, immobilized, for 5 of those years. She has endured nearly 30 surgeries. Christine has proven to anyone who doubted her that she is just like everyone else. She learned to walk, ride a bike, swim, and dance. Christine continues to lead a full, active life in the Northwest with sheer determination. She is always mindful of her father's support and love.
In Christine's words...
Christine, King County