For all these reasons and more, we celebrate the courage, humanity and optimism of Louis Rosner. We surround Larraine, his friends and family (including his much-adored Kira), in a cocoon love, admiration and unending appreciation.
A week after returning from a snowboarding trip, Emmy-award-winning talk show host Montel William recalls how, 15 years ago, a doctor not only diagnosed Williams with multiple sclerosis (MS) but also advised Williams that he would be confined to a wheelchair within four years.
Kate Milliken is setting out to build a site where individuals with chronic illness can construct their own "counterpanes" and participate in a revolutionary new social network. Kate believes this unique new way to connect online will be a source of hope for countless patients and caregivers.
You don't have to have an all-encompassing faith. Start small. Even if faith begins as a tiny seed, that is enough to begin with. In time, and with experience, that single seed of faith is sure to grow.
When Dr. Terry Wahls found herself unable to walk or even sit up in a wheelchair, she became determined to improve. Having already seen the best doctors at the renowned Cleveland Clinic and taken the state-of-the-art drugs, she knew she had to do something radical.
Clearly, I was surrounded by obstacles that indeed had the potential for creating a lot of frustration. But the total absurdity of it somehow helped open my eyes to my own humanness and to the kindness of this young woman who really was doing her very best to be helpful.
Because we were working so much (my husband was a service director in the automotive industry), we had this mentality that we deserved to be rewarded. I was constantly spending on clothing and accessories; my husband and I would treat ourselves to dinners out and expensive vacations.
Perhaps Mitt Romney doesn't understand this history, or what is at stake for the future of American medical and scientific research. But when he talks blithely about across the board budget-cutting, I wonder whether he recognizes just how close to home those cuts might come.