What If… #hope #love #respect #future


What if …

What if the lives and struggles of the Chronically ill and Autoimmune were accepted instead of either ignored, looked down on, shaming or treated with suspicion?

What if…

The governments of the day would have to enact laws and supportive services which made being chronically ill and autoimmune not a basis for discrimination or being treated like a public nuisance.

What if …

It was obvious that governments find it advantageous to have us all feeling ashamed and shunned? As it certainly makes an impact on their public policies, which one could argue that it makes being deficient in this areas quite worthwhile for governments throughout the world.

What if …

Instead of feeling ostracized and embarrassed for our collective diseases and challenges we found ourselves part of a larger community with the power and numbers to lobby for change and make our presence felt at the polling booths?

What if …

Instead of hating and harming ourselves with negative thoughts and feelings, we accepted that these illnesses are a life challenge that we didn’t ask for and should not be demonized for; Like any other illness?

What if …

Instead of feeling deficient and judged, we see our accusers and attackers as the deficient ones with poor moral fiber and lack of character?

What if …

Instead of feeling like the world is passing us by and given up on us, we felt like we will always be treasured for who we were and who we still are… Amazing.

What if …

Thinking we have nothing to offer as a friend, partner, lover or parent but rather  we felt part of something more important than our physical being. We have much to offer based on our experiences, our challenges, our survival, our transformations and our depth.

What if …

Employers were inspired to make room for our needs, like any other human being in the workforce. That a flexible and accessible workplace were made available for many of us with a lifetime of skills and experiences to offer.

What if …

Chronic illness and Autoimmune conditions were talked about with more respect and played a  bigger part in the media and arts.

What if …
More people understood and accepted how much we want to have a fulfilling life and a life we can be proud of.

What if …

We came closer to having safer, effective treatments and better and more efficient diagnosing techniques so we have better outcomes and faster medical interventions.

What if …

We all worked together to make it happen…?

Gentle hugs,

Trish

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