“I saw dozens of smiling infants, cooing and adoring the hospital caregivers they know as ‘mamas.’ I witnessed an orphan, who we found in a diabetic coma, now thriving. The 6-year-old, who was severely emaciated, weighing only 9 pounds, now fully recovered and walking.”
“I remember sitting in the waiting room. I lost all control of myself and burst into tears. What if the MS diagnosis was wrong? It felt wrong! I just wanted to opt-out of this, but there was no way. Still crying, I signed my name. All I felt was a little pinch before I went completely numb.”
“It takes seconds to remove your contacts but a potential lifetime of irreversible damage if you choose to leave them in.”
“I just kept whispering, ‘Show me your face. Just show me your face. Please Dad, I just want to see your face.’”
“Our 12-year-old daughter, Natalie, was diagnosed with a visual impairment at 9-months-old.”
With having a moderate case of progeria and knowing I aged faster, I was terrified I would never find someone to love me for who I was.