Learning from Sam Berns

Okay, kidney disease sucks! We all knew that already, but I just wanted to get it out there and say it. Some days are better than others and some days just plain suck! On those really sucky days, the only thing Laura can think of is:

  • “Why did this happen to me?
  • “What if I would have tried a different medication?”
  • “Would I be this sick if I had taken been healthier and eaten healthier?”

Then you realize that things could be much worse. You see that there are people out there who are in worse situations, yet remain strong. For example, Sam Berns was a 17 year old that suffered from a disease that caused him to age prematurely called progeria. Unfortunately, he passed away in January 2014. However, he showed us that we have to focus on what we CAN do not on what we can’t do. We can all learn a great deal from him and how he lived his life.

In October 2013, Sam went on stage and gave a very uplifting Ted Talk called “My Philosophy for a Happy Life”. Here it is…

Thank you Sam for showing us how to be strong!

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