Chloe has a permanent ostomy because of severe Crohn's. She was such an inspiration to me. We stood in my supply store chatting and comparing our supplies, "You show me your ostomy and I will show you mine". Hers is high up like mine and she asked about
bathing suits for when she gets older. So sweet. I told her she could rock a bikini if she wanted but I wear a tankini. Her mom was just amazing, let her daughter tell her story and when Chloe skipped off to go and look at new samples, I had the opportunity to speak to her mom.
It just amazes me every single day how many people live with these diseases that rob us of so much and yet, they overcome the adversity and skip around a medical supply store like it's the most normal thing in the world. Chloe, you rock, your mom rocks and I can't wait for our visit over tea.
After we all got what we needed, Chloe and I skipped out of the store together, she 10, me 41. It was an amazing, chance meeting and she has forever changed my outlook.