Check out this video. I’ve not met Kayla, her parents or her coach. But the story shared about her determination in the face of chronic illness speaks volumes. As you watch, notice three things:

  1. She chooses to live and run with determination.
  2. Those around her hold her accountable for her own goals.
  3. Support, of just the right kind and amount, is INVALUABLE.

Whether you’re a patient with chronic illness, a family member or a supportive other, you can learn much from this story! Chronic illness can stop you in your tracks, or it can push you to the extreme. I’d rather choose to live strongly than to cave under the weight of illness.