Inspiration is taking the week off. (I think she went skiing at Lake Tahoe with Hope.) Instead, I’ve got two stories of people surviving for unusual reasons. If they’re too quirky for you, come back in a couple of weeks. I’ve got some very inspiring stories in the pipeline.
Reasons to live are not always pretty. It’s not always about “seeing my granddaughter graduate” or “helping save the rainforest.” Some reasons are more like Jan’s, a 60 year old woman with bone cancer I took care of in San Francisco’s Mount Zion Hospital. I remember she wore jewelry and makeup and applied them every day. Even in a hospital bed with dressings on her legs and IVs in her arms, she managed to look good.