Landy is from Pennsylvania, US. She began teaching herself photography, graphic design, and web programming languages when she was 14 years old as a hobby. She joined the W-BAD web design, administration, and development team in early 2017 and enjoys volunteering her time and skills in this area as much as her health permits. She is grateful to John Koons of johnkoons.com for his helpful guidance in the development of w-bad.org.
She was the founder of “Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome: The Blog” from 2011 to 2014 and has researched BWS, PWS, and her other health conditions thoroughly. Part of her story with BWS was featured in the February 2014 issue of SELF magazine.
While she still struggles with ups and downs with her health conditions, she has made good progress. She believes that being proactive in making informed decisions about one’s own healthcare, having supportive healthcare providers, and a supportive environment conducive to living a healthy lifestyle are key factors in long-term success in both recovery and general quality of life. She hopes for the continuation of further research into BWS/PWS in their severe and protracted forms.