When you ask Hayley what it’s like to have NF, she says her story is still being written.

As a teenager, she (and her doctors) wondered why she had constant pain. Eventually, they realized that there are tumors along her spine. Her ambition to better this world through promise and hard work motivated her to earn both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree.

She works at the same hospital where she was born and has received treatment. She wakes “up every morning blessed that she is here to spread her message, here to work towards her goals, and here to make a difference. And she can’t wait to see where her life can take her; NF doesn’t define her, but NF is a part of her.”