You never know when you or someone you love will be diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. Below is a recent Facebook post from my daughter, Rachel.
A small life update for everyone….
I’ve been recently diagnosed with something called Dermatographia, which literally means “Skin Writing”. This condition is considered auto-immune in nature, and there is no known cure for it. It’s a rare condition, and is caused by certain kinds of touch/pressure. I’m very very self-conscious about it right now, and I encourage others to take the time to watch this Ted Talk about this condition, in order to raise some more awareness.
I don’t feel beautiful right now, but I will learn to accept my condition and love myself all over again. I will be able to embrace this condition soon.