The power of social media is boundless. It not only has the ability to create psycho-social support for individuals with rare diseases and/or cancer, but it should be seen as the primary mechanism to repair the world.
As I prepare to move from floor 29 to a new home built for two, I decided to package up cancer -- and seal her in a tight little box, with no room to breathe. And there she can live amongst a sea of discarded memories, in a landfill somewhere far from here.
Every day, I have the choice to let myself be defined by the disease, or to live in spite of it. And every day I have the choice to retreat into what was, or to accept what is.
As I approach my one-year birthday and I reflect on what it means to be tied up and untied, I am reminded the importance of holding on to hope, of dreaming big, and believing that miracles can and do happen.