Battles of Life

Five percent. That was her chance of survival.
A hard thought for most, if not for all of us, to swallow.
What would you do if you were told you had a five percent chance at life?
Would you be satisfied with the person you have become, the lessons you’ve passed on to others, and the amount of time you’ve spent with those you love?
But, Karin McHugh is different compared to others.
She developed a mindset that she wishes to pass on to others; to never give up, no matter how difficult the circumstances may be.

This mindset helped her overcome a difficult illness that prevented her from witnessing the birth of her son.

An illness that taught her a tough, but an important lesson: to not reason, but rather accept things for what they are. And most importantly, to choose to fight on.


  • On Adoption: Don’t tell your children they’re “different”

  • On Recovery: Take time to process your feelings

  • On Acceptance: Don’t try to find a reason, but rather accept things for what they are

  • On Experience: Yours may be different, but it is no less valid than anyone’s

  • On Finding Courage: Find your safe space