Alum Simona Supekar has an excellent new essay in The Atlantic about dealing with a rare disease…and finding treatment in an unusual place:
Nobody wants to hear about how sick you are. I am so thankful for friends and family who have called to check on me or offer a drive to the doctor when my husband couldn’t. But ultimately, it’s a real downer for the healthy to be reminded of their mortality, to feel helpless when a loved one is in pain. And people are, well, just busy. It was mostly for these reasons that I initially looked online for ways to get through this disease.
Read all of Simona’s essay here.