This past week I attended a meet and greet concert with Carly Pearce, a country music artist with great talent. After listening to her play, I immediately knew there was a message that could help spread and share with the disability world. Carly already has impacted many with her music and currently has a top 40 song “Every Little Thing” that will play a role in this blog. Born in Kentucky, Carly’s mind was set on following her dreams as a country music singer. She is already accomplishing that dream with great success. Too many of us, including myself don’t follow our dreams. We were given a challenge so big that it affects the way we go about our daily lives. Why should we let that happen?
It was a typical Sunday morning spent at mass; listening to the readings and congratulating the young kids who were making their first communion. But there was one thing that caught my eye this week, and that was a family friend of ours. Sitting a few pews in front of us, she would be looking back at my brother and I occasionally. This young girl is the biggest fighter I’ve ever seen. I know that I talk about my epilepsy a lot on here, but she surpasses my fight by far. It made be happy seeing how many people behind her praised her by smiling and waving at her. Walking up to receive communion, I hear her ask “who’s that,” and “is that Nick?” I know she asks my sister questions over FaceTime