Finding People Who “Get” You (Part 1)

We forget that everyone has a story before they have met us. This is a wonderful, intimate, and vulnerable share of the difficult journey one student took.

You Cannot See Smell

Credit: Val W. (Please scroll to the bottom of this post for information regarding her fundraiser for Brainstrust or click here.)

The second most painful (literally) experience of my life happened about 16 months ago on June 28, 2013. Actually, it wasn’t so much painful, as frustrating and irritating and it often times still is today. But through this experience and even months before it, I found myself becoming a part of a community who all shared a common “bond”. And because of our similarities, we were able to help each other, provide advice, and very frequently support or provide a virtual shoulder to lean on.

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