Hoping to Inspire

Care Partner of Adult
Updated March 22, 2022 in IBD

"You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy."

The woman who said this was suffering cancer throughout her body and died on Feb. 19, 2022. She was 31 years old.

I share this because Jane "Nightbirde" Marczewski said this while still dealing with cancer on and off since 2017. And she said it matter-of-factly and authentically with a smile on her face.

Feel free to share your own inspiring words with our community! :-)

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  • Jackie_ZExpert

    I was really touched by Jane's story and was so sad to hear of her passing. The song she sang at her audition felt like it was created for me and that's what made it so powerful, it resonated with SO many of us.

    One of my favorite phrases that I find myself returning to over and over again is one I learned from another IBD friend.

    "Forward is a pace"

    It's always a good reminder no matter what area of life you're thinking about.

    February 24, 2022
  • Wendy_LExpert
    Care Partner of Adult

    @Jackie_Z I like your quote because I need to remind myself of that regarding my son's mental health progress. Thank you.

    March 22, 2022
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