Friday, April 27, 2012

Avery Can

So, I found myself today, in a weak moment. The end of the day wasn't a great one and I found myself doubting myself and just basically, feeling sorry for myself. I prayed to God and cried.

God quickly reminds me, yet again, that whatever I am upset about, whatever I am feeling sorry about, it can all be changed. It's all in my control. At the very least, how I respond to it.

I read a story on Yahoo about a little girl, named Avery, who is 5 months old. She's been diagnosed with SMA, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. An incurable and rare disease that will lead to her death. They have given her 18 months to live.

Her parents are obviously very concerned with this disease, as it's the #1 killer of infants yet very few people have heard of it. It's a disease that could be tested for in the womb, yet very few doctors offer the test.

They are writing the blog through Avery's perspective, as though they are crossing items off her "bucket list."

See? How many 5 month olds do you know that get to eat a cupcake?

She will eventually lose mobility in her arms and legs. So they make sure they can do as much for her now as they can!

Here she is playing with Play-Dough...

But they make sure to bring awareness to this disease for all moms, so they start asking for this testing when they are pregnant.

Will you share this link with people you know?

I just couldn't imagine. There are so many people out there with so many other things that are so much more important than my dumb problems. I think it's time to snap out of it.

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