Touching

Touching

It wasnt bullying because she wasnt picked on. It was almost as crushing she was ignored.: Mother urges school kids to reach out to lonely students, include them in their circle

“I spent many nights with her crying in her bed asking me questions I couldnt answer: Why dont I have any friends? Why dont I get invited anywhere? What is wrong with me? I had no answers as I laid beside her as she sobbed. As important as it is to teach our children to study, to get good grades, it is also important to teach them to be kind.”

Minutes after being born the doctors noticed my skin peeling from just being wrapped in the typical blanket they use with newborns. Woman describes the pain of living with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

“Theres often the misconception my illness is not a big deal and its ‘just a skin condition.’ If my illness was as minor as people tend to believe I wouldn’t have lost the ability to walk over the years, or my hands wouldn’t be webbing from years of scarring and friction.”

‘This is what my house looked like for 3 weeks. This is depression.’: Woman explains why depression ‘isn’t you,’ claims there’s ‘light at the end of the tunnel, even if your brain tells you there’s not’

“I had no motivation to brush my teeth, shower. No motivation to play with my kids. I was anxious my husband was going to leave for someone better who had their stuff together. It was me sitting on the couch responding to messages of How are you doing? and replying ‘really good’ knowing it was a lie. You need a friend that doesnt care if your house is a mess because you need to clean your mind before your house. And you need that friend to be you.”

‘My best friend was supposed to marry her soulmate. Instead, she spoke her vows at his funeral.’: Woman loses fianc矇 to ‘work accident’ before wedding, creates touching hashtag to ‘honor’ their love

“Danny fell in love with Anna before he even knew it. They went through formal schooling together, never especially close. It was later on, after an accidental Facebook message to the wrong Danny that fate would bring them together. 107 days before what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life, her wedding day, she got the most heart-stopping phone call. Her fianc矇 was in an accident. One he wouldn’t make it out alive from.”

‘I’m sorry. Eva won’t make it.’ I sat, waiting for the doctors to stop the bleeding in her brain. The damage was too extensive.’: Mom pens letter to past self 13 months after daughter dies of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

“You need to listen to the doctors. You need to breathe. Right now, you cant see past those hospital walls. One day you will. One day you’ll see the beauty in all they did for your baby girl. One day you’ll be forgive the neurosurgeon who you found so blunt and cold. One day you will be thankful Eva was in your arms, and not on an operating table, when that last breath came.”

‘My boys asked me to build a fort. Seriously, it was amazing. Until they asked me to spend the night with them.’: Mom learns to accept all the things she ‘just can’t do anymore’

“I did it. I obliged. I smiled and pretended to have fun. I slept in that teeny tiny space. But I paid for it the next morning. Boy, did I ever. Yall. I cant do that anymore. Im too old, or too grouchy, or too in-love with sleep. Whichever it may be, I just cant do that anymore. Id give just about anything for my 16-year-old body again.”

‘All four legs collapsed. The second turn to look, I saw him seizing. I was in a state of shock.’: Golden Retriever dies suddenly due to suspected ‘blue algae neurotoxins’ in lake

“He looked at me like but I dont get it, momma, Im okay. Ill just get up.’ He collapsed again. I ran over to him, trying to give him water. Confused. Panicked. I didnt know what was going on. Was he over heated? Dehydrated? Im a nurse. Why didnt I know?! Figure it out. Figure it out I kept telling myself. It took only ONE hour from the time we left the water for Oliver to breathe his last breath.”

‘We were given a pamphlet. Everything said ‘lethal’. My boy had other plans.’: Baby with Osteogenesis Imperfecta ‘makes his own rules,’ defies all medical odds

“I didn’t learn anything was wrong with my son until 2 weeks before I had him. It went from ‘something might be wrong with his foot’ to ‘he is completely incompatible with life’. We waited for the genetic results to come back knowing every hour could be his last. All I could think was, ‘This can’t be his story.’ He’s a warrior.”

Hours after we kissed, he dropped to the floor. He had a heart condition no one knew about.: 26-year-old widow travels the world to show late husband the places he had wanted to see

When the medics came in, they didnt have that okay, we have this under control look on their face. When I reached the hospital, I had no idea how to fill out the paperwork. I couldnt tell you any of the answers. Tell me whats going on, I said to the doctor. He did just that, and it wasnt looking good. I became a widow at 26.

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