Featured in the Arizona Daily Star:
Christina Rossetti Thompson had been living with multiple sclerosis almost as long as she had been a schoolteacher when she had the dream that would change both her and her husband’s lives.
“In the dream, I had multiple sclerosis and I was among different doctors and they told me, ‘You need to slow down. You’re going to find this place of calm, and you’re going to create this.”
The Dream That Started It All
Greentoes was a dream for cofounder Christina Rossetti Thompson. Literally. The entire concept of our eco friendly soul-centered day spa came from a dream she had. This dream inspired our family to change our lives and move ahead with making it all come true.
We didn’t know anything about the industry when we started this business. We had to learn everything from the ground up, but we were committed enough to do it. It seemed like barely any time had passed between the time she had the dream and the minute we opened our doors. It’s almost like fate needed us to open Greentoes. We know beyond the shadow of a doubt that we were always meant to bring Greentoes to life.
The Impact of Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic condition that causes pain and fatigue in people who live with it. It’s progressive, and over time, it damages important nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Christina Rossetti Thompson lives with MS, and she never let it stop her from bringing Greentoes out of her dream and into the real world.
Christina’s doctors advised her that she would need more rest in order to cope with her condition. Running a business doesn’t allow much time for rest, so Christina passed the responsibilities of managing the day to day operations of Greentoes to her husband Victor. Victor understood how important Greentoes was to Christina, and now works hard to keep her dream alive.
Greentoes would like to thank the Arizona Daily Star for telling our story to the world. We’ve overcome a lot to make this dream come true, and it’s refreshing to be able to look back at the path we travelled and see that it all came together.