Sandra Dorst grew up moving from state-to-state while her father chased his career, until finding her hometown of Nashville, TN in high school. She spent some years traveling the world and pursuing various professional pathways. Upon her return, she graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.
Sandra has always enjoyed writing throughout her life in the form of journals, letters and travel related stories. She started Relatively Unscathed after being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. Blogging about her experiences to educate her friends and family about how her new life with a chronic illness was a logical step for her to take.
It was also natural for Sandra to continue writing in hopes of educating and inspiring others outside her own inner circle. Sandra volunteers at her local hospital in several roles. She is on the Chronic Pain Advisory Committee and Patient and Family Advocacy Committee, as well as being the creator and leader of a local Chronic Illness/Pain Support Group. She’s recently had an article from her blog published on The Mighty.
Sandra now resides in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe in Truckee, CA. She enjoys time with her husband, and 3 young children. She’s thankful to live in a place everyone enjoys visiting so that she is able to host many friends and family throughout the year.