Our Story…

Hi my name is Tricia Wong and I am one of the creators of Trixi’s Treasures. Forming this company, literally saved my life! Here’s my story…

I have had really bad asthma, since I was 13 years old. I have been in and out of Emergency rooms and hospitals for many years. Living in Hawaii with the high humidity and VOG (volcanic fog), I really struggled to breathe. As the years passed, my asthma progressively worsened. I was either living in a hospital or an isolated room with an air conditioner, dehumidifier, and air purifier, all running 24/7.

After struggling to stay well for so many years, my doctors suggested that I relocate to San Diego. So, I moved in March of 2006. And, even after moving, I continued to end up in and out of the hospital. Finally, in August of 2008, everything came to a head, when I ended up being a Code Blue and found myself intubated in ICU.

Since then, life has been a constant struggle for me. I was extremely depressed and really wanted to die. It was so much easier to give up, then to continue to fight to live. I basically cried all day and all night for a very long time.

Then, while I was pretty much bedridden and recovering from my Code Blue, I discovered valuable speeches, presentations, and interviews given by people, who I look up to, respect, and really admire. Role models, such as Jason Nazar, Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, Anthony Robbins, Warren Buffet, Gary Vaynerchuk, Maria Forleo, Michael Gerber, Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill, and countless others, who have all inspired me to want to help others and perhaps even change the world!

After spending hours and hours of listening to my role models, I began to change my mindset to, if I could just muster up the strength to do what it takes to fuel my passion, which happens to be Trixi’s Treasures, then everyday I can do something to get me one step closer to living my dream.

But, in order to get there I needed help. So, my Aunty Carol, my mother’s sister, who is like my second mom, relocated to San Diego to help me turn my dream into a reality. Without her and the amazing support of my family, I would not be where I am today…which is happy and recovering!

Entrepeneurship is very new to me because I have been a Registered Nurse since 1995, and because I kept getting sick from working in the hospital setting, I decided to return to school in 2000. Two years later, I graduated with my Masters degree in Information Systems. Since then, I have helped to build EMR (electronic medical records) systems for various hospitals, including Kaiser Permanente.

After my Code Blue incident, I knew my chances of returning to work were slim to none. But, it allowed me an opportunity to do something far greater. My goal now with Trixi’s Treasures is to help empower people to make wiser food choices, live healthier lives, and to make even the healthiest of foods taste better! And always remember, YOU CAN MAKE A “HOMEMADE” TREASURE FROM WHATEVER!!!

Thank you for taking the time out to read our story, it truly means a lot to us!!!

24 Responses to Our Story…

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    • admin says:

      Hi!
      How are you? Yes, we do use WordPress for our website. No you don’t require any html coding expertise to make your own blog. You can do your posts through the visual tab, so you can see exactly what you are writing. I learned everything about how to build my website from Conutant on YouTube. Tyler Moore is excellent at walking you through step by step…with no step skipped! Watch his videos on How to build A Website and if you need more help, let me know, OK. Have a wonderful week ahead and Take Care!
      Tricia :o)

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    • admin says:

      Hey Donald!
      How are you? I use Hostgator (www.hostgator.com) as my host and my website is built with WordPress!
      If you need a great step by step tutorial for building your website, I recommend that you visit YouTube and search for Conutant (aka. Tyler Moore). He is so awesome at guiding you with “no step skipped!”
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      Tricia 😮

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      Hey Tracy!
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      XOXO, Tricia :o)

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    • admin says:

      Hi!
      How are you? No, I don’t worry about plagiarism or copyright violations because I write things based on my own thoughts. If you do too, then you shouldn’t be worried either. There are a lot of people out there that are “stealing” content, but it’s not worth pursuing them. You need to focus your time and energy on creating more great content, because after all, they cannot copy EVERYTHING you do.

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      So, keep on doing your thing, especially if it’s a hobby or something you LOVE to do. Your hard work will pay off, if you stick with it long enough.

      Hope that helps. Please let me know if you need any more help and I will try my best to help you.
      May you have a happy holiday season and take care!
      XOXO, Tricia 😮

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      XOXO, Tricia 😮

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    • admin says:

      Hey Donovan!

      How are you? Thank you so much for coming over to visit our site…appreciate it!

      A lot of people use WordPress to build their websites now days. Even huge, huge companies, such as CNN, also use WordPress as well.

      If you would like to know how to build your website step-by-step with no step skipped, then I suggest you go over to YouTube and check out a guy known as Conutant. His real name is Tyler Moore and he makes some excellent tutorials on how to build your website quickly and easily.

      If you have any other questions or need additional help, just let me know and I’ll try to help you out as best as I can.

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      Have a wonderful week and take care!
      Tricia 😮

    • admin says:

      Hey Donovan!

      How are you? Thank you so much for coming over to visit our site…appreciate it!

      Yes, we do use WordPress. A lot of people use WordPress to build their websites now days. Even huge, huge companies, such as CNN, also use WordPress as well. You don’t really need to know coding if you only want to do basic stuff. But, it gets trickier, if you want to make your website more intricate.

      If you would like to know how to build your website step-by-step with no step skipped, then I suggest you go over to YouTube and check out a guy known as Conutant. His real name is Tyler Moore and he makes some excellent tutorials on how to build your website quickly and easily.

      If you have any other questions or need additional help, just let me know and I’ll try to help you out as best as I can.

      Thank you for taking the time out to leave us such valuable feedback. We truly appreciate it!

      Have a wonderful week and take care!
      Tricia 😮

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