TONIC- Shelby Hartman
November 30, 2017
Viridiana Hernandez had her life all figured out—or so she thought. She was a semester away from graduating college with a degree in social work from California State University, Los Angeles. Upon graduation, the plan was to go to grad school, find a boyfriend and, hopefully, within a few years, get married and have kids. But in recent months, she’d started feeling inexplicably ill. Hernandez, 23, had gone to the doctor multiple times with no conclusive results. They thought she might be pregnant, they examined her for kidney stones, they suggested she might have acid reflux.