This is a blog to explain why I like to help people get physical, eat right, and to help them stay healthy. I have people that make excuses not to workout, eat right, or be a healthier person. I get, "Oh, I can't my back, ankles, knees, etc." Well, people have problems, but if you get moving and not cripple yourself, then you can live a happy active life.
You may think, "How can she say that? She doesn't know! She's a healthy active wrestler. Well, yes, healthy; because I choose to be, active because I won't let myself be anything but, wrestler, because it's in special people to put their bodies on the line for all of your entertainment, and I'm able to.
Let's start from the beginning. I was born Bonnie Rain Maxson. Most of you know me as Rain, but only my mom and dad call me Bonnie. I was born September 10th..... (We'll leave my age out of this) in St. Paul, MN. When I was a baby I'd fuss and fuss. At the age of 2 they finally diagnosed me with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Since the age of 2 I've been on meds, in the Children's Hospital, and in the surgery center. I knew going weekly to the Children's Hospital that I was NOT the worst off. I made friends, had fun, but was also scared every time I went there. I was poke, stabbed, had blood draws, draining/scoping on my knees a LOT. I knew I had problems, I knew I was in pain, I knew I couldn't do some of the things other kids did, because my mom and doctors told me.
Well, I remember at the age of 8-9 years old, I had a surgical knee scope done, when I woke they told me I'd be in a wheel chair for the time of healing. The next few times we had gone to the doctors, my doctor told my mom I was going to be in a wheel chair probably for life, because of all the joint issues I was having. So, they kept me in the chair for the whole summer.
One summer day, my mom packed me, my family, and wheel chair up to head to Como Zoo. This was one of my favorite places to go! I was soooooo pumped! We got there, I got in my chair, then pushed around the park all day. As I watched all of these kids run around having a great time, and noticing I couldn't do the same made me REALLY upset. I was embarrassed and wanted to leave my happy place. That day I decided I was NEVER going to be in a wheel chair and I was never going to let this effect my life EVER!!!!! As soon as I got home, I rebelled against the chair and refused to use them.
Today at the age of ...... I am an accomplished world wide female wrestler. I am a personal trainer. I am a yoga instructor. I went to school, finished, and preparing to take my state boards. I am a very active YOUNG lady and I plan on staying that way my whole life, with NO excuses.
I got a new doctor as I became a young lady, and one day when I went to see her, she had saw me on tv. Her words to me were, "So, I saw you on tv. I don't care honestly, as long as you stay active. But don't go and get hurt now. I don't want to hear about any injuries." As a doctor, she was giving me her ok to continue my dream, and that dream I'm still living in today. I will always remember her for that.
As of today, I have been wrestling 12 years. I have stopped taking any medication, except for the occasional IBU Profein. I am happy and healthy and loving life. I don't take a minute of it for granite. I will keep growing, stay active, and live a healthy life style. If I can do it, so can you.
This brings me to the last thing I'd like to discuss. I want to raise money for the Children's Hospital. So, I'll be auctioning items, wrestling items, and coming up with other creative ideas to raise money. I would appreciate all of your help to raise as much money as possible for the children. I know how some of those children feel, and those doctors bills are outrageous. I would just like to do my part to help out as much as possible. So, help me help them.
Thank you very much for time, the time you took to read this, and anytime you help me raise money for The Children's Hospital.
Thanks again, Bonnie Rain