Christine Minucci is a wife and mother of two young girls who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is a survivor and warrior of an AVM; an abnormal connection between arteries and veins in the brain. After being diagnosed in November of 2014 and surviving the brain AVM rupture in March of 2015, Minucci had to adjust to a life she never imagined for herself.
Prior to diagnosis, Minucci was a teacher’s assistant to nursery-school-level children, focusing mostly on children with special needs. She says she loved to take the classroom home with her, often being hands-on in crafting and creativity with her girls, now ages eight and eleven.
But after the rupture, Minucci’s life changed drastically. AVM slowed her abilities down, and she found herself unable to do many of the things that used to drive her. However, Minucci believes that writing is the only creative venture that her body will not give up on. Despite AVM taking away her ability to read, she is treading on as she writes her very first memoir about her condition, Mommy, You Can Read? It is set to be released in the summer of 2022.