Spotlight Saturday: An Unlikely Friendship

If you haven’t seen this story yet, you definitely need to! It’s gone viral within the past week of so, and for such a great reason. 

A 330 lb professional power lifter has become best friends with a 12 year old girl with a rare genetic disorder: progeria. 

  
Such an unlikely friendship evolved and a picture showing their special bond went viral. 

  
 He says that she has helped pull him out of rough spots in his life. While it seems that he has helped her stay strong in a body that is only working at making her weaker. 

 People looked at me as strong when everything about her was stronger-David Douglas 💪🏼

If you want a story that warms your heart: read the full thing here: http://aplus.com/a/david-beast-douglas-lindsay-ratcliffe

Spotlight Saturday: Corporate Angel Network

 

Read this article and learned about a great mission set out and accomplished by the Corporate Angel Network. 

They are a charitable organization that helps cancer patients by arranging free travel across the country using empty seats on corporate jets, in order for the patients to have access to the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer ✈️

Eligibility is not based on financial need or how often you need to travel. It is open to ALL cancer patients. How freakin awesome is that?💖

 I feel like there are a large number of CEO’s in America who are solely money hungry💰 (maybe I’m stereotyping) so it is so heartwarming and refreshing to see a group of people use some of their major wealth for a greater cause! 💸✨☄ 

Check out their website! www.corpangelnetwork.org 👼🏼

Spotlight Saturday: A Bill To Financially Assist Families Who Care For People With Disabilities 

  
This is something that family caregivers of people wth disabilities truly need and deserve. 

Even though they’re family, and they care for their loved ones due to their love for them, they too need help along the way. Caring for someone with a disability is hard. Not to say people aren’t happy to do it, but it can be emotionally taxing, hard on relationships and not to mention extremely and ridiculously expensive. 

Hopefully this bill passes because it would really help people deserving of a helping hand. 

Spotlight Saturday: Describing What It Feels Like To Have An Invisible Illness 

  
Again, the mighty site does a superb job at sharing stories that raises awareness along with supporting people with disabilities and illnesses. This piece has people describe what it feels like to have an invisible illness. As a person who has an invisible illness myself, I know how hard it can be to describe to others and how hard it is for some of my friends and family to understand how I feel. This piece does a great job at helping spoonies feel like they’re not alone while also helping others understand a little bit more about how it feels to be someone suffering from invisible illness. 

Click on the link below to give it a full read! 

Describing What It Feels Like To Have An Invisible Illness