So much sadness in the world, and it just gets worse for some!
I'm not sure what I would do in a case like this, but I have to admit that this lady is showing a lot of intestinal fortitude!
What would you do if you knew that there was no cure for an illness that got worse everyday? Yeah, me too!
Woman, 26, Remains Optimistic as Body Turns to Stone
Published March 22, 2011
A 26-year-old U.K. woman is faced with choosing whether to sit or stand for the rest of her life as her body slowly turns to stone, The Daily Mail reported.
Rachel Winnard suffers from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, a rare condition that causes bone to form in muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue. There are approximately 500 people in the world who suffer from this medical condition, and there is no cure.
The disease has already compromised some parts of her body – she cannot raise her arms above her head and she cannot straighten her feet.
Winnard recently married her longtime boyfriend, Paul, 30, and she said it is her dream to have a child with him.
“It’s always been my dream to get married, and have a family, and I desperately wanted to walk up the aisle,” Winnard said. “Ending up in a wheelchair is my worst nightmare, so it was something I wanted to do while I was still able to do it.”
The couple plans to honeymoon in Australia.
This is a truly optimistic woman, if you ask me! She is definitely making the best of the time she has left, and you have to give her credit for having a very brave and supportive mate!
All you can do when you run across a story like this, is to wish her the best and hope that she and her husband will be happy while they can. Sort of puts things in perspective, don't you think?
Let's get some coffee and sit outside. The fresh air will do me good!