“Over the twelve years I knew him, Mikey taught me much about life. And today, he taught me about loss.”
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“I was surprised she even recognized me outside the context of my driveway. But she did. And she took a chance by letting me know she sees me.”
“Our family of 6 lost our house, all of our possessions, our 2 vehicles, and our 4 precious cats.”
“There’s that saying, everything happens for a reason. Well, I hate that saying. In fact, I despise it. It gave me no comfort at all. But the idea I could create something positive from this was comforting. So, that’s what I did.”
“When the doctor came in, he spoke to me as if he didn’t believe I could possibly have my conditions. I told him my bones, particularly my patellas, needed support and I’d prefer if we didn’t check those, but he insisted. He pushed my kneecaps to the side and then said ‘oops’ as he easily dislocated one.”
“The first day home was heartbreaking. He was so scared he wouldn’t go to the bathroom. He hid in his kennel and refused to eat or drink.”
“In America, I teach my students how to hide under desks. This past 4th of July my first thought was, ‘Let’s choose a spot away from the majority of the crowd, just in case somebody starts shooting.’ Luckily, nobody shot at us. Chicago was not so lucky.”
“I lost the ability to walk; I couldn’t stand more than 10 minutes without passing out. I couldn’t eat without severe pain, and my brain felt like it was constantly trying to come out of my eyes. My body found new levels of fatigue, leaving me bedridden most days. The day I brought Violet home, I had no idea the potential contained in this little ball of energy.”