Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -have you ever heard of it? If you click on that link, it will take you to a guest post on Jim's blog, Ocean Breezes. A young woman by the name of Hayley Eszti has this debilitating disease which has no known cause or cure. Please read her story. The more people are aware of this disease, the closer we may be of finding a cure, and in the meantime have better understanding for those suffering from it.
Laura Hillenbrand, the author of "Seabiscuit" and "Unbroken" suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She wrote about her illness in such a moving way in the magazine The New Yorker that it won the 2004 National Magazine Award. You may read that article here. You may find more information about Laura Hillenbrand and her books at her website just here. I was thrilled and honored to have a received a personal note from Louis Zamperini telling me that Laura Hillenbrand was writing a book about him ("Unbroken"). Because of her illness, it took almost nine years for her to finish the book. Louis Zamperini thinks so much of the courage that Ms. Hillenbrand shows in fighting her illness that he gave her one of his Purple Hearts.
Hayley, I received this get-well card from a sweet friend when I was not well, and I loved it so much, I am sharing it here with you...it is a hand-made card from Scotland and it is supposed to represent "a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down." Hope you will like this card and this post! God bless you.