Raise your hand if you like Adele, the English singer-songwriter!
Well, hopefully, your hand is raised, but if not, that’s okay too. I’d still like you to consider Adele’s actions at her concert in Manchester last year, where the musical star helped one little girl’s dreams come true.
The young girl’s name is Emily, and she lives with autism, ADHD, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) type three, which eventually put her in a wheelchair. Adele invited Emily to join her on stage so they could sing a duet.
If you or someone you love lives with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, then you may already know the signs and symptoms:
- Overly flexible joints. Because the connective tissue that holds joints together is looser, your joints can move far past the normal range of motion.
- Stretchy skin. Weakened connective tissue allows your skin to stretch much more than usual.
- Fragile skin. Damaged skin often doesn’t heal well.
However, none of this stops Emily from pursuing her dreams as a singer.
Do you sometimes wonder how things would have been different? What if you pursued other options than the ones you have?
What if X? What if Y? What if Z? All these “what ifs” create many uncertainties that might deter you from chasing what you want.
Well, if you need some EDS inspiration and want to be empowered by another’s experience, then you need to read this.
And maybe, too, add Adele to your “likes” list.