My father, may his memory be for a blessing, suffered from severe OCD. I was born on the day my father passed away, according to the Jewish calendar. It is therefore my mission to accomplish what he could not, to heal from the Rittner family disease. I was extremely fortunate last summer to have the opportunity to work hard and get my life back at McLean's OCDI. I vowed that, when I got better, I would go national with my efforts to raise OCD awareness and fight OCD. I am grateful to God that I have not lapsed or relapsed since I discharged from the OCDI, on August 18, 2017.