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What Does Hope Mean To You?

What Does Hope Mean To You?


This can be a simple question to some but a deep question to many others. As I said in my previous blog it starts and ends with Faith for me. Without faith how can you have hope, and without hope how can you live your life no matter what you are facing.

That kind of brings me to acceptance and denial. For a while I denied what I had and hoped it was something else. Eventually I had to accept this diagnosis to continue to live my life. Some may believe that if you accept something difficult you lose the ability to have hope. Nothing could be more false.  I went from denial and hoping for a different diagnosis to acceptance and hope for a cure or a difference maker in the medical field. Little did I know something would happen this week? For the first time ever a doctor has discovered a cause for all forms of ALS. It is hard to fix something very complex when you don’t know how it broke.  Now the hope has shifted again for the difference makers in the medical field to discover a medicine to attack the problem and slow down or hopefully find a cure for all those suffering with ALS.

As a parent I have many hopes for my kids but health and happiness are at the top of the list. I can’t imagine what it is like to hear that your child has a terminal illness no matter the age. My mom is 83 and I can see the worry in her eyes and feel the heartache she has for me. I also know this has added additional stress to her which isn’t healthy for anyone. This new news brought new hope to her that maybe something could be done to help her son.

I don’t know if they will discover anything soon enough to help me but I hope so. I don’t know what my children will grow up to be but I hope it makes them happy. I have many hopes but most of all I have faith. My hope is that all your hopes and dreams come true and no matter what you are facing. Never lose hope in what may seem impossible there are many difference makers in this world.      

About luzsorany

Work for ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter. Walk to Defeat Events are my passion.

2 responses to “What Does Hope Mean To You?

  1. Alice Wolfe ⋅

    Wow … what amazing news! My hope is that your dreams come true for you and your family. I also hope that as a nation we continue to educate our young people in the right way to keep the dreams they have alive so they can continue to search for answers like the ones they’re finding for ALS but also keep them faith minded human beings as well and they realize how much good they can do for mankind.

  2. Katie Brick ⋅

    Hope is witnessing someone as amazing as you Jim. You have taught us and continue to teach us what it really means to live. Hope is also having a circle of friends who share in your hopes, dreams and prayers every day. I continue to marvel at the bond we all share and continue to make stronger as we are there for each other to live through life’s up and downs, love and of course laugh.

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