City/State: Wichita, Kansas
PTN Adult (self)
Diagnosis: Cloaca & VAcTeRl
PTN member 1 year
Conferences attended: 2016
PTN Involvement: Conference Presenter
My name is Chelsea Mullins and I live in Wichita, KS. I was born with Cloaca and have recently found that I am VAcTeRl. I have been a member of the PTN for a year and attended my first conference this past July. I was instantly amazed at the turnout and was excited to be a part of it! It was an amazing experience and I cannot wait to see it grow in the future!
I’ve been a nurse for 8 years and am a huge advocate for IA patients of all ages! I believe we have a voice that needs to be heard and feel I can help with my medical background and personal experience. I have been lucky enough to have wrote a blog post & spoke at the nursing conference at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on “overcoming the diagnosis of Cloaca & ARM.” I’m hoping to write a book in the future of my journey and how it has led me to being a nurse and advocating for other’s like myself.
I'm a member of the Junior League of Wichita which is “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving
communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.” I have currently been on the Holiday Galleria committee for the last 4 years, which is our biggest fundraiser that helps fund our projects over a 3 year period. I've thoroughly enjoyed fundraising and puttng myself out of my comfort zone but growing qualities that have grown my confidence and can assist the PTN in many different areas.
I’m thankful for an organization like the Pull Thru Network that allows us to come together for support and advocate for others! I'm excited to see the PTN continue to grow and look forward to being apart of the Board of Directors.