Erin Kotecki Vest & Kids Head to the Democratic National Convention

#allhailhala and the start of her road to the white house

My Lupus ravaged body creaked getting out of bed before dawn this morning, as it does every morning these days.

And my oldest days "I can't wait to get to Charlotte!" #vestkidsDNC

I took my pills and made my usual cup of green tea, mentally going over the check list.

Sweatshirts in case it gets cold
the special bag that attaches to my wheelchair
Gum for the kids
Notebooks and pencils for homework
Those pills I switched to…no, not those, the other ones, the ones instead of the injection…

This went on in my head for a good 20 minutes before I sat here at my computer, wondering if I was crazy for attempting this trip at all.

But I know I’m not crazy. The President and First Lady keep asking if we’re ‘in’ this election.

As we pack up the car to head to the airport. Flying from Los Angeles, California to North Carolina…with two kids, two suitcases, a wheelchair, and enough medication to ensure I am comfortable for many days…we couldn’t be MORE ‘in.’

We will fight for those who fight for us. The kids know it. They understand without blinking an eye why this is so important…

Mom, the President has helped you while you are sick. Now we have to get people to help him.

That’s right baby. It’s time to help him.

Me & my tired boy #awesome80srun

See you in Charlotte.


  1. Welcome to North Carolina, Vest family. Glad to have you.

  2. I’m so proud of you for doing this and showing how important it is to stand up for what you believe in, no matter how difficult it may be to do that.
    Best of luck with your trip to Charlotte. I look forward to reading all about the DNC.

  3. Such a Fierce Mama!!!! So proud you are there!!! You know I am voting 🙂

  4. I am so proud of you for pushing through to do this, Erin. You are a wonderful example for your children and society as a whole. I can’t wait to read your tweets and recaps, especially the kids’ thoughts. Sending good feeling, strength inducing vibes.

  5. Big hugs Erin and kids 🙂 Sending you love, strength and thanks!

  6. Elisa Taub says:

    Thank you for making the trip and representing all of us dems and moms back in LA.

  7. you are pretty damn amazing.


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