In the short time I have been blogging I have pushed myself to write sincerely and openly, even in times of pain, why? Because it is my hope to bring Autoimmune fighters out of the shadows, the online support groups and the pain of isolation so that the can feel a sense of connectedness to those that they love and the world we share with the able bodied.
So we can be appreciated for the people we are inside, regardless of our physical limitations. To rebuild our pride, dignity and confidence in ourselves as we continue to fight on.
And because I have never met a more amazing group of people, worldwide, that fight through so much pain, physical challenges, emotional challenges and ignorance just so that they can hold on to this thing we call life. I have never felt this level of empathy and admiration in my previous life because I never really understood what struggle, gratitude, peace, confidence, contentment and courage really was.
I do it in the hope that if we can all hold each other up and give each other the dignity and respect we deserve, we CAN educate, advocate and face the world with our heads held high.
That is the ONLY reasons I do it, and I will do it for as long as I physically can.