Tracy’s philosophy is two fold:

Life is what happens when you are making other plans.

Laugh as often as you can.

My first major surgery occurred at age 18 months. Another half dozen occurred by the time I was 18 years old.  Three undergraduate degrees in science and a graduate business degree helped me navigate two careers in science before I was forced to retire due to disabilities NF has imposed on me.

Today, I laugh at the “Gee, Whiz” moments, often experienced by physicians that have not treated me before, and who have never encountered an NF patient.  Sometimes this becomes a teachable moment for them.  For me, I stand tall and together with my wife, I face the challenges that each new day presents. If I’ve learned one thing in this life, it’s that we all have our individual challenges. I try to stay in place of gratitude, strengthened by faith, family and friends.  Life is good!