Since becoming an advocate i have participated in many events. Most where there are other psoriatic patients, however i have participated in advisory board panels and it seems that everytime i do the ones putting on the event share their stories as well. They may not have Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis, like i do, however they either have a family member with it or someone is battling another auto-immune issue or mental health etc. It never fails, everyone shares their stories and that opens the floor before we start sharing our personal experiences. Ive done this many times but this last meeting really made me think. Either everyone in the world is affected by something either through themselves or family, or because of the illnesses in their family they got into the fields they are in, helping patients. This kept going through my head all through the meeting, and after. I keep thinking about it because i believe its the former.
Think about it. Ill bet you know someone with some form of health issues. It could be depression, cancer, alzheimer’s, mobility issues etc. Yes everyone has been touched by something.
So… The next time you meet someone remember they too probably have a story to tell, they too maybe going through something as well.