Jubilee Caligan

Face 773My name is Jubilee Caligan and I live in Central Washington. I was officially diagnosed with A.S in 2012 although I knew something was severely wrong with my body long before I took charge of my health. My neck became a constant concern and my range of motion was compromised for many years. I was embarrassed that someone so young (26) was so locked up when I had been incredibly athletic as a high schooler and basketball was as important as air. I saw 70-year-old people with more fluid movement than I. Mustering as much mental energy as I could possibly gather I sought medical help. I underwent endless x-rays and a battery of tests all returning no accurate answers and with just a slice of hope left I bravely saw a new doctor who suggested testing for A.S. I live with moderate horizontal neck limitation but still pursue my life passion of growing great fruit on a commercial level with my husband and 2 sons. I still operate heavy equipment, I just modify it. I believe my positive attitude has saved me from ever feeling or thinking I was handicap. My zeal for my orchard is my passion and keeps me physically fit and as fluid as I can be. I refuse to let A.S run my life. I can offer one last sentence to you about A.S, one last thought if you ever cry in despair or pain or ask yourself “why me?” … I can guarantee that you were “fearfully and wonderfully” made by a Creator who does not make mistakes. My A.S is not a punishment or a mistake it is just my lot in life and I will not allow it to define my life.

Washington, United States of America


One Response to “Jubilee Caligan”

  1. Dear Jubilee,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

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