My name is Tracy Marie Posillico
I am a Wife, Mother of 4, Health Nut and Survivor! This is why…
I met the love of my life at a Black Jack table in Las Vegas when I was 21 and he was 33. At the time, I was a typical college girl and I had many career aspirations as well as personal ones. He was a kind and successful New Yorker. I quickly moved to Manhattan after graduation, we got married on a beautiful Caribbean island, I received my MBA in Finance and we started a family. We were so in love, we traveled the world and I did not have much to be concerned about. I was grateful to God everyday. I was 26 when we had our first-born, Whitney Marie. I loved being a wife and mother. I was a normal girl. Then our five-week-old baby girl, Whitney, was diagnosed with a Malignant Rhabdoid Kidney Tumor and she was given a 20% chance of survival.
That year, we fought cancer with our daughter and I basically became a nurse. I changed the direct line that went to her heart to deliver lethal chemotherapy on a weekly basis as well as administered hourly medications along with attempting to be a new mom. For a year, I was awake with her every 3 hours as I breastfed and tended to her feelings of sickness from the treatment. We all arrived at Sloan Kettering as a team for every appointment and we fought together! We researched and participated in many forms of alternative therapies such as organic plant-based eating, acupuncture, chiropractics, energy work, and praying! We learned how to take care of our bodies and we enjoyed life!
I am now a 32-year-old woman who has endured more than most can say at my age and I am everything but normal. I am happily married to the most unbelievable man and we now have three more family members, a four-year-old daughter, a three-year-old son and a one-year-old son. Whitney made us BELIEVE, regardless of the circumstances. As crazy as it may seem, during the 377 days of Whitney’s life, our lives were turned right-side up and we truly learned how to live.
I hope that you have been touched by my daughter’s story and that it gives you strength in your personal trials. As I share Whitney’s life lessons on my blog, I hope to inspire others to live their best self. I often write about surviving and thriving after tragedy. I write about the meaningful work I do in non-profit. I write about food and a holistic approach to health. I write what’s in my soul. I hope you enjoy. Please send feedback and requests!
“Whitney blessed us and her journey was nothing short of a miracle. We now live a happier, healthier, more purposeful life. BELIEVE!”
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or a doctor. I do not give medical advice. I am a mother who has worked closely with many nutritionists, doctors, chefs, healers and holistic practitioners. I do an extensive amount of research on health and food. I live by what I say and I feed my family all of these amazing foods!