I believe the most courageous people aren’t those we always
suspect. We have all seen our favorite superheroes on the big screen: fighting
evil, standing tall, being courageous in the face of danger. But real superheroes
don’t wear capes or masks, they don’t have a special nickname, or defeat
darkness every single time.
every time and even if they don’t defeat it, they rise each day to face it
again. The courage comes from fighting to live a life you love, despite the
things that make it difficult.
Sometimes I feel like the hardships are lined up for her one after the next.
Hurdles she just barely manages to jump over each time. But the point is, each
time, she jumps.
home in Las Vegas a few times a year, and each time I would think to myself “I
have the strongest, most beautiful aunt in the world.” She did the things she
wanted to do and she always took care of those she loved. As I grew older, my
aunt still lives fearlessly. She finds beauty in the messy parts of life, and
loves and cares for others endlessly.
into her bones, making her stronger than anyone I know.
|Me, my sister and my aunt (left to right)|
ago. Her body has done things she cannot control. MS affects the central
nervous system, and disrupts the information the brain tries to send to the
body. No matter the limitations my aunt’s brain and body has, her heart remains
courageous, her love remains steadfast.
stood by both her parents through old age and illness, and she always finds
some way to help others.
after her appendix ruptured and a slew of stomach complications followed, and I
watched as my aunt put on a brave face and stood up for her daughter. Through
tears and shaking hands, she remained fearless.
us. Things that frighten us to our core, and events in our life that make us
question everything. My aunt has taught me the way to face these things it is
to have to courage to live anyway.
nights, she has taught me to seek the light and bask in the good days.
Wow, thanks so much for being here, Katie! Your aunt sounds like a person who inspires everyone she meets.
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