|A sign at the Knoxville Marathon support station hosted by my sister and myself.|
And so, a few weeks ago, my friend left her job, her home, her pets, and her loved ones behind to attempt an experimental procedure that had a 50/50 shot of working. Her friends sent messages and cards, made short trips to visit, but we couldn't battle the inevitable loneliness and boredom and we certainly couldn't do anything about those nasty inner demons. Today she completes a six week experiment that she thinks may have changed her life. She is optimistic and she is happy. As someone who has watched her struggle for decades, I am so excited at the possibility that she has found success, but I am not surprised. I have been one of her cheerleaders, but she has always been the one with the power (and the courage) to keep fighting. I am in AWE of her determination and so excited for the future!