My youngest child has now been diagnosed twice by doctors as having hypothyroidism and I've read up on holistic ways to heal while we wait. It may not sound like a big deal to some people but as someone who relies on medications and oxygen to maintain a disease that is still attacking my lungs and other parts of my body (still waiting on treatment for that, hardcore medication) it is because there's a load of side effects that come with it. It's constant pressure enough for me as an adult navigating all of the health care system and at times feeling helpless.
I read in the news recently about Katie and Dalton Prager's love story and battle with Cystic Fibrosis. At a time where I was feeling a little alone and lost for words, their story captured my heart. I read Katie's blog, looked at their Facebook Page, and watched her Youtube Channel. It breaks my heart that I didn't have the chance to find her sooner, because the way she spoke really reached out to me in my time of need as well as thinking back to other times I've felt this way.
Katie and Dalton were fighters and put themselves out there without any regret, and you could just say, "YES, this was God's plan!" no doubt about it when you mention their story. Sorry, I'm fired up about it because of everything happening in my own life right now and talking to other people about this story. This young, beautiful couple left hope, love, kindness, and strength behind for people to hold on to. You don't have to have cystic fibrosis or lung disease to be inspired by their story, but let me say, "Thank you, Katie, for leaving behind these memories for me to not be discouraged. It may have felt like at certain times you didn't have much strength and control of things but the power of your spirit reached so MANY people! " Seeing pictures of Katie and Dalton with their oxygen and in the hospital, every breathe was so precious! I can't say enough, and I know there was much more I wanted to praise God for creating their story!
I struggle to put my true self out there because of fear, but Katie, Dalton, and their family knew how important these memories would be regardless of the outcome and didn't hold back. That's what a true testimony is!
What do you do when you're feeling kinda down? Have any stories inspired you? Have you read about Katie and Dalton?