Eleven years of having lymphoma. Eleven miles to celebrate.
How do you celebrate a disease? Why would you want to do an absurd thing such as that?
From my own experience, I would say you celebrate your disease because it has changed your perspective. Life isn’t all about you anymore – it never was. But now – it has become making others more important. It is stopping to see one thing and seeing another. And another. It is about having your eyes reopened to the things you didn’t know you could no longer see. It is listening to others instead of wanting others to listen to you. It is giving without expecting. It is loving the unloveable.
Celebrating a disease is celebrating life. Giving thanks for the ugly so that you are able to experience the beautiful. Just like Jeri. For eleven years. Eleven beautiful years.
If you care to watch the short movie made of Jeri’s swim by her daughter Alyssa, please click here .
Journeying with you –