To the Chronic Illness and Disabled community…
Having chronic illnesses or disabilities can often lead to loss of friendships, relationships, and isolation. But whilst we may feel alone, we are not. There is an amazing community of people with chronic illness and disability online. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to meet through charity events etc.
This community is the most powerful and supportive place anyone could possibly be. No matter what time of day or night, there is always someone there. Someone who understands your pain, your emotions, the challenges you face. We are not all the same, we have different conditions, different ages, different personalities and come from different walks of life, yet none of that matters when we all need someone. There is always someone there. Despite all the challenges we all face, there is a strength in this community that makes life that tiny bit easier. This community is not only there for support, they raise funds for numerous charities and research projects, they raise awareness, they encourage equality, fight against ableism and discrimination and take to the streets and screens to implore governments to act. And there are people in this community, who despite having never met, hold an important place in my heart and I am so so thankful to have found them. ❤
To the chronic illness and disability community, Thank You.