All my life, I stayed away from society, even while living in it. In Switzerland, where I lived, it appeared that everyone was acting like robots; people seemed cold and insensitive. I was not able to get a human touch and had no real close friendships or social network. Depression quickly reached me and I attempted suicide at the age of 14. I became a robot myself, living in a bubble for 35 years.
When I opened my eyes on the morning of January 19, 2010, I never would have thought that my life would change forever, but it did. That morning I had all the classic signs of a heart attack and was rushed to the Emergency Room. After four days in the Cardiac ICU, my doctor informed me I had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that makes the body believe its thyroid is a foreign entity and try to kill it, triggering the thyroid to fight for survival.