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‘Overnight, I went from a happy, active, able-bodied person to paralyzed from the waist down.’: Woman disabled in car accident candidly shares journey to self-acceptance

“I was the wrong passenger, in the wrong car, at the wrong time. After years of hard work to be physically and financially independent, I moved back into my childhood bedroom with my parents at age 24. Friends excused themselves from my life without a word. I stopped being invited places or asked on dates; I began to feel everyone saw me as a burden.”

‘You lift him up, no matter how heavy the world seems. You’re his safe place, his best friend. You became a hero in not just one, but two sets of eyes.’: Mom thanks daughter for being ‘hero’ to sibling with autism

“When he was diagnosed with autism, it changed nothing between you. You loved him for being himself. He doesn’t have to pretend with you. Back then, I didn’t truly know how much your role would mean. I’m so happy he has you to walk through this life together.”

‘Thank you for pointing out my harsh panty lines, listening to my poop stories, and forgiving me when I forget to text back. You are the forever door to my safe place.’: Woman tells friends ‘this life wouldn’t be the same without you’

“Thank you for the Tylenol, the last bite of your pizza, the horrible selfies, the Groupon, the pep talks, the extra tampon, and the birthday text at midnight. Thank you for seeing all of my ugly, and choosing to stick with me anyway. This life wouldn’t be the same without you.”

‘I can’t believe we’re actually doing this!’ We were two unmarried twenty-somethings. We chose foster care, TOGETHER.’: BFFs become foster parents, ‘We were called to love them completely’

“One of us dared say it out loud: ‘I want to pursue foster care.’ ‘What?!? Me too.’ Not someday, then. Together. I saw it from our agency’s placement desk and stepped into the kitchen. ‘Two-day-old baby girl ready to be discharged tomorrow, yes or no?’ Yes. Yes. Yes! We never looked back.”

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