The start of the heart is where it’s at.. The other day I quickly, and by quickly I mean in 30 seconds, made a heart graphic for a dear friend online. This friend is battling cancer, Chron’s disease and heart failure as well. NOT only that…BUT she has kicked cancer’s butt before – but wait, she was also in Hospice, for a very, very long time. She has been through Chemo and hospitalizations. She almost died before, YET she is still standing. The doctors tell her that she is dying again…Doctors are human, like you and I’ they can be wrong. right? Yes, they can. She did it before, she can do it again. Let us fill her bucket with so much hope and support that it will never run out.
Needless to say her plate is full. It is only natural to show her how much she is loved and to let her know that we all have her back. But before this, another dear friend of mine, Lori, came up with the hashtag #teamrachele. This is to show everyone, especially our friend Rachele, that we are on her team and that we support her wholeheartedly. We use that hashtag to send her pics, memes, quotes and anything that we can to lift her spirits. We have to let her know that she is special. We met her through the autism community online. Many of us involved in this outpouring of support have children on the autism spectrum. Each and everyday, our friendships evolve and we get to know one another on a deeper, personal level and I am so blessed that our friend Rachele is here and sharing her journey with us all. She really is an amazing person who has unwavering strength. She can teach people a thing or two. She rocks and that is only part of the reason why we love her and she has our full support.
Now, on Facebook, there are at least 30 of us using the heart as our profile, group and cover photo pics. It is amazing and awesome to see the fantastic support that she really needs. To many, it is just another cute graphic; to us, it is the Love, support and coming together of friends. And, yes, this is real life. It is the start of the heart…
Messages of Hope for Rachele:
Love, your community of “sisters” and friends…. xxoo
Rachele, you are a strong woman, keep on fighting. Love you #teamrachele – Shari
Rachele. Wow. Words fail me. You are amazing. The love and care you give to those around you when it seems like your life is falling apart astounds me. You are my friend and I’m pushing AND pulling for you. Always. ((HUGS)) – Jenn
Rachele, I admire your strength and willpower! You are an amazing and beautiful woman, inside and out!- Kimberly
Rachele, You are stronger than you think, I know this fight is hard, but you and your family are worth the fight. You inspire so many and you have cheated death before and I am sure you are strong enough to do it again! Look at all the people who are out here supporting you. We all think you can do this, that you are strong, brilliant, amazing and a true inspiration. You are beautiful inside and out! Fight the fight and when you need us we are here. – Dawn
(To Be Continued…)