My journey with TM started the morning of August 10th, 2015. I had no prior illness or symptoms before I woke up that morning. I got a sudden sharp pain in the back of my neck that made my hands start tingling at the same time. Within about 15 minutes it had traveled up my arms and down the rest of my body, leaving me completely paralyzed from the chest down. I spent 2 weeks in the ICU fighting for my life, unbeknownst to me as I was in a medically-induced coma. My diaphragm stopped working on day two, and I begged to be intubated. I ended up being on life support twice and had a trach tube for 6 weeks.