Today’s post is dedicated to Jessica.
It was her birthday yesterday and all she wanted was to sit in a chair. Imagine that. You’re probably sitting in a chair right now but for Jessica, and sufferers like her, it is the stuff dreams are made of. I have days when I am vertically challenged but I do not suffer from M.E as acutely as Jessica and others like her do. Like I said in my first posts back in October, I am one of the lucky ones.
I have never met or spoken to Jessica directly. Like all of my M.E friends and acquaintances I met her online. But she has to be one of the most inspirational young women I have ever come across. From her World of One Room she runs her Share a Star charity and actively works to raise awareness of our horrendous condition. No doubt she is feeling more than a little worse for wear today; mentally, physically and emotional. But yesterday she achieved something extraordinary.
So today isn’t a post about me and my M.E. It’s about Jessica and her M.E. Please think of her and her family and her support network today. As a team they have done (and are doing) something truly wonderful.
We could all do with getting some perspective and taking the time to count our blessings sometimes. Watching Jessica’s Seven Years in the Making video will no doubt help to do that.
Happy Birthday Jessica! Huge congratulations, well dones and thank yous!