Cheryl & Nathan S.

Location:

Sacramento, CA

Member since:

June 14, 2011

What is your favorite quote?

"When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present....we experience heaven on earth." - Sarah Breathnach

What is your philosophy on life and living with chronic disease?

I remember that there are worse situations than what I am dealing with. This helps me put things into perspective.

Who inspires you and why?

People who have a positive attitude dealing with adversity...People like Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Michael J Fox, Christopher Reeve, Dick & Rick Hoyt, Randy Pausch, Viktor Frankl, and Elie Wiesel

What would your advice be to someone just beginning on a chronic disease journey?

There will be good days and there will be bad days. Give yourself "grace" to have a bad day from time to time but do not dwell in the bad stuff. Surround yourself with positive people, positive quotes, books, movies, and anything else that can lift you up.

Introduction

My name is Cheryl. I have a rare condition called CMT (Charcot Marie Tooth disease). CMT is a neurological disorder that causes damage to the peripheral nerves causing muscle weakness and wasting.

What Cheryl & Nathan S. is saying about this Meetup Group

Love this support group and Danea is a wonderful leader!!


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