April 14, 2013

Taking some time to say Thank You! #HAWMC

Day 14 (April 14) – Spread the Love
Thank a few of your fellow Health Activists for what they have done. Call them out by name or twitter handle. Share your love.

Today is a good day to say thank you to a few friends who have come into my life just when I needed them. These ladies have always been full of inspiration and support whenever I needed it.  Like virtual shoulders to lean on.  I had no clue that this blog would bring me a whole new kind of family.

This mom is amazing.  I can always count on her to reply to my crazy twitter rants.  She gets my sarcasm and her daughter Anna is my hero.  She was one of the first people to reach out to me when I started sharing my life on the transplant list.  Paula is the blogger behind Our Transplant Journey.  Following their road to Annas liver transplant.  And now the road after transplant   Anna got her new liver in September last year and I am beyond happy for her.

Jamee from A New Kind of Normal is one strong and amazing lady.  She has been though just about everything imaginable and always comes out fighting.  Through her blog I have found so much hope and inspiration.  If you have read any of the "Sharing our Spoons" posts, that is all Jamees doing.  I have so enjoyed doing them too.  They give me a sense of direction and goals to reach for.  Thank You Jamee for being such an inspiration to not only me but so many others out there dealing with Chronic Illness.

Rhiann over at My brain lesion and me is a great example of what a Health Activist is.  She shares her life with a long standing brain stem lesion and spastic paraparesis.  She starting blogging in hopes of finding someone else out there dealing with the same diagnosis.  Sound familiar?  To me yes.  Rihann is amazing at making me not feel alone out in the crazy world of Chronic illness.  I usually stay in touch with her on twitter but I stopped by her blog recently and saw that she has started a spoonie book club.  This has my name all over it!!

Ricki was one of my very first liver buddies.  And there are not even great enough words to tell you all how amazing this woman is.   She is a wife and mom and a TWO time transplant recipient.  She answered all my questions and was always there for support when I needed it most.  Her blog Rickis Journey is full of information and advice for those of us dealing with liver disease.  These days shes not on twitter as often as she used to be, but guess what, that makes me happy!  Because she is out there living her life to the fullest.  I still keep in touch with her mostly though FB now.  Seeing pictures of her and her family now give me the hope and faith in life after transplant.  She is such an inspiration and I am blessed to have found her!    

My sister from another mother!  When Marissa first reached out to me about being featured on her 12-12-12 project, I cant lie, I was thinking, is this lady for real?  A year later, and I can tell you with out doubt, this chick is legit.  Last year, she decided to focus a whole year to learning about others conditions instead of her own.  Last February, I was featured on her blog Abledis.  And all year long I was blown away by the time and effort she put in to learn and share each new diagnosis with us.  When I say I love this girl, I mean it.  She sends me random messages to let me know that she is thinking of me.  And she rocks my Hope for Kim bracelet like its a Rolex!  She does so much all while dealing with her own hidden disability.  Amazing!

I just want to say thank you ladies for always being here.  Your never ending support means the world to me!  You are all so wonderful and I am so blessed to have found you. You are doing so much for our health community!  I can't say it enough, THANK YOU!!  

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