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Like the spectrum itself, the stories of families with kids on the spectrum are vast. They range from defining autism, to the day-to-day family struggles, to the wonders of the rare child prodigy.
YOU COULD BE NEXT...
Your story matters. That's why we honor people just like YOU loud & proud at Webe Days! Let us know the real you by signing up to become a #webe & let the good vibes roll!
Inspired by the Never Nola story, Forever Callie is a love story that symbolizes the connection between you, Callie, and your grandfather. It represents your passion for fashion, your undying devotion for Callie, and your families amazing story of eternal love.
Tatiana-Haas Castro has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). For 19 years, this shitty disease has tested, challenged, weakened and stolen from her. But the thing that makes Tatiana quite an amazing human and one of our heroes is...she never allows MS to kill her spirit. While, MS has taken so much from Tatiana, it has also inspired, awakened, strengthened and given to her.
The Rare Bitch Project is a fun way for us to be able to honor some truly awesome women. We make it fun so people will watch it but don't let the quirky concept fool you, we are 100% serious about how much we respect and admire these women. Each woman that we have honored here are amazingly selfless and persistent. They have each persevered... these women are indeed RARE!
Even though there are hundreds of thousands of people in the US and millions world-wide with MS, as a community, MS doesn't have that one unifying symbol for those outside of the community to recognize. Not taking anything away from the Breast Cancer Community whatsoever, but we don't see the designated MS orange as a symbol for this amazing group of people like we do with the iconic pink for breast cancer awareness. The MS community doesn't have its Susan-G.-Komen. But it does have Andrea Jackson, a woman who is doing amazing things to help support and honor the orange family!
Yes, I am writing this letter and it is addressed to you but it's purpose and desired impact are much bigger. This letter is on behalf of the people who aren't getting what they need from healthcare. It is for all of the people who are uninformed or unaware with regards to their health. But more specifically, I am writing to you because we want to join forces. Together we can help individuals who have MS become more educated and aware of HSCT and fight to bring greater access to HSCT as a attainable treatment option for all. Basically Randi, we want to make you The Face of HSCT.
Randi Juarez hasn’t won six NBA Finals MVPs or created one of the most groundbreaking tech companies the world has ever seen. She hasn’t even uprooted the racial and civil landscape of America either. Yet what Randi has done, makes her a fellow praiseworthy innovator as well as the face of a powerful movement.
Think about a time where someone has acted with total selflessness to do something to help you. Maybe someone helped you through a rough patch with a financial gift or maybe someone dedicated time to help you fulfill a lifelong dream. It's an amazing feeling just to know that someone cares about you that much.
What if you were told as a kid that you probably wouldn't live to see your 16th birthday? But what if you made it...then you were told that living to 18 yrs old isn't likely? What if you spent the majority of your life in and out of hospitals? What if everything you did in life was 10x harder than it is for pretty much everyone else? Would you have an optimistic outlook on life? I can't say for certain that I would.
Sometimes people say "you never know who your reals friends are"...but this could be more FALSE in the case of Yolanda Whitted and Tina Oxendine. Tina and Yolanda are so close they consider each other 'sisters'. The two have been friends since elementary school and Tina has been a huge supporter for Yolanda ever since her MS (Multiple Sclerosis) diagnosis in 2013.