Ashley’s Journey to Wellness – Entry #17 – Let’s Get Real: An Open Letter from Someone with Chronic Illness, To Friends, Family…and Strangers (via Arthritis Foundation WPA)

Amen, and amen.

Life with chronic illness isn’t easy, but it’s made so much harder by people who just aren’t willing to step outside themselves for a moment and imagine what it would be like to live that life.

Ashley's Journey to Wellness - Entry #17 - Let's Get Real: An Open Letter from Someone with Chronic Illness, To Friends, Family...and Strangers - Ashley Boynes, Community Development Director, Arthritis Foundation, WPA Chapter June 10th, 2010 – Entry #17 – This is going to be a slightly different type of an entry. I’ll start out briefly by updating you all on my “status”, but then I’m going to share with you an “open letter” that I wrote. It’s from me, to all of you – friends, family, loved ones, strangers, readers, social media pals, etc – but it’s not JUST from me. It’s on behalf of all “sufferers” (or, better yet – “survivors” and “getting-by-ers”) of chronic illnes … Read More

via Arthritis Foundation WPA

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