Some of you haven’t been able to listen to the podcast yet, so I just wanted to talk about some of my takeaways from our podcast interview with Sarah Spayd.  Sarah is currently a senior in high school. When she was elementary school her dad became ill,  and about six years ago he finally got the diagnosis of Lou Gerhrig’s disease. About that same time when she was in sixth grade, her mom was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of lung cancer and given three to six months to live.

If you were to meet Sarah, you would never know what she has been through by just looking at her.  She is always smiling and has such zest for life, but she has a depth about her that is only possessed by someone who has gone through a difficult struggle and survived. 

We discussed how many people had no idea what her family was going through because she didn’t feel comfortable talking about it.  And how  important it is not to judge other people and to just really be kind because they may be struggling with some really tough circumstances.

We also talked about the preciousness of life and how we should never take for granted the time you have with people because you never know when they could be taken from you.

My last takeaway that I am going to share is the reminder that none of us are perfect.  You just need to do your best, do what you feel you are called to do, and not let other people dictate who you should be.

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Here are some articles/videos about Sarah’s dad: