Today I visited my friend’s son – who is also my friend – in the hospital. He is 14 with cerebral palsy and just had a very big surgery where a pump for medication was placed deep in his abdomen to help make him more comfortable and manage his pain.
Not only is this young man one of the sweetest and smartest kids I know, but he is also one of the bravest, a bona fide trooper.
And as for my friend — not only do I consider her a great confidant and ally, but I am also continually moved by her incredible strength, beauty and grace.
It’s hard to explain, but watching them today, I was inspired. For this, and for my young friend’s healthy start on his road to recovery from his surgery, I am truly grateful.