This Video features an email I received from a then-19-year old, Jennifer Wheeler, now a talented artist in college who was battling various social aspects of living with Chronic Illness and Crohn’s Disease. Yes, you can be THAT BEAUTIFUL and have Crohn’s Disease. When her Date asked, “Is Crohn’s Disease contagious?” she knew there was something not being communicating to people about the etiquette of inquiring about chronic disease. After listening to her being upset, I thought her insights and perspective were wise, prophetic and truly indicative of what people go through who must battle chronic illnesses of all kinds. So I asked her to write down these thoughts and send them to me in an email as I thought this would be a therapeutic exercise and it would help her get through the experience. However, when I received her email I was impressed with her overall Perspective and how she was able to communicate various issues about Chronic Illness that often go unaddressed. To that end, I told her that I wanted to share it with others because it contained many nuggets of helpful information which I thought they (and many others) could use in coping with their respective chronic illnesses. As a testament to Jen’s strength, courage and genuine interest in helping others, she didn’t hesitate for a second and gave me the permission I needed and the result is this very powerful Video.
(Please note: I will be slowing down a bit with my typical production schedule of One (1) Video per week partially due to my continuing health issues and also because I have started to pen what I hope to be the most helpful Resource about “Managing Chronic Illness” tentatively called “Chronic Illness: Truths, Tales and Tips.” Depending on my Health, I hope to finish it in a few months and have it out as an eBook and hopefully also as an Audio Book by mid- to late- summer.)