Inspiration from a friend on the mend
I have this girlfriend. She has a gift. Even when faced with the worst, she seems to be able to focus on what’s best. Just recently, around holiday time, she lost her job. Talk about stress!!! A single mom with rent, cobra payments, and other bills, she could have easily have turned into ” Negative Nancy” or ” Carrie the Complainer”, but not my girlfriend.
She has a way of spinning setbacks into opportunities. And, as she assures herself of happy endings, she also assures me. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t support and praise my endeavors. Even during this difficult time, when she could easily be focusing on her own uphill battles.
Then just a few weeks into her unemployment, I receive the news that she broke her leg in a terrible snowmobiling accident. Her injuries, so severe, she had to be airlifted to a local hospital. Her doctor this week shared the x-rays taken right after she arrived in the Emergency Room. Check it out.
Her first day home from the hospital she set up an office right in her armchair. She could barely move but was still able to land a job interview. You go girl.
That little video clip intended to keep her friends up to date about her recovery has already gotten more than twelve hundred hits on YouTube. Hopefully, it’s not all people with foot or toe fetishes as some of the comments might suggest.
We started this video series when Suzanne was still in the hospital and heavily medicated. Somehow, we both thought making a video would be a great way to show her out-of-town family and friends that her spirit hadn’t been broken, only her leg.
Yes, nasty stuff. But she’ll tell you she was lucky. Hopefully, all of the people following her journey on YouTube are intrigued and interested in her story because she is inspirational. Yes, bad things do happen to good people. And yes, it is possible with the right attitude to overcome and conquer.
Oh my god..she is so encouraging…this is the first footage I have seen…I miss her.. thank you Lori for sharing this footage…it made my day…Andrea (your sister)
I am happy to say that Suzanne is my good friend too. Never a day passes that I think of how positive she always is. Glad to see that other people love her gift as much as I do. She has given me pep talks too, and honestly, I feel guilty! I hope to be more like her this year. YOU GO GIRL! (And thats not an energy drink!)
Suzanne is my good friend from college. I know her as “Chica”. She has always been a lot of fun. I’m so happy to see her smiling face through all of this. She hasn’t changed a bit. Thanks for sharing!
Hey Suzanne, Betsy forwarded me this link. Hope that you are doing better now and keeping up the good spirits. Hopefully you have somebody in New Haven willing to send you a litte Pepe’s pizza while you are laid up. 🙂
Yeah BABY! Suzanne, I’m so happy you are on the mend! We miss you at the hockey rink! You’re amazing spirit is truly an inspiration to me! Love ya girl!
Lori – thanks for posting these!