We had the good fortune of connecting with Morgan Bailey and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Morgan, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
Always keep going. Always.

On May 30th, 2021 I had three brain aneurysms burst. I have an Arteriovenous Malformation that I found out in 2017. Only 18 in 100,000 people have them.

This time last year, I was at Verde Valley School’s graduation when everything went black. I don’t remember anything for well over a month. The aneurysms are located in the Thalamus section of my brain. I had a craniotomy (brain surgery) in June, and gamma knife in August, which is radiosurgery that we’re hoping will get rid of all of this. I was paralyzed on my right side but I’m working hard every day to recover.

Always keep going. Is my daily matra.

I was accepted to law school at the Sandra Day O’Connor Law School last fall. I wasn’t able to attend due to my traumatic event.

Now, I do Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy like it’s my job. But, I am grateful. So grateful.
And, I love Sedona Picnics! I started it in February of 2021. My mom, cousin, aunt all helped out when I was in the hospital.

Always keep going.

Morgan Bailey

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We do picnics, to-go charcuterie boards, and dinner parties.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Sedona, Arizona

I would go to breakfast at Pump House. They have a delicious menu and very nice people.

Then I would go to the spa at The Spa of Sedona. They are all welcoming and beyond nice!

I would go to lunch at Picazzo’s. Their pizza is so good, especially the one with elote on it!

Next, we would go to Sugarloaf Trail. I love this hike because it is typically not crowded and fun.

Lastly, I would go to dinner at Hiro’s Sushi. Their food is amazing!

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My mom deserves the world. She has given me everything. The hospital I was in, Barrow’s Brain and Spine, was open from 8 am to 8 pm. She was there every single day from 8 am to 8 pm. My mom is kind, compassionate, and thoughtful. I love her immensely!

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