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What is Your Happiness? Lisa Cypers Kamen

What is Your Happiness? Lisa Cypers Kamen

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, What is Your Happiness?

If you want to find a story of courage, then you should definitely read Chasing Miracles by John F. Crowley. In it, he talks about his family’s journey with their children, two of which have a form of Muscular Dystrophy known as Pompe disease. Megan and Patrick are an inspiration.

The book is divided into three parts: strength, hope and joy.  Chapter two is what helped me come up with the title of this blog, because the family’s motto is “Never, never, never quit.”

Their story focuses on determination, faith, hope, love and a desire to not only help their kids survive their challenges but thrive as well. This family is not unique in their determination to help their kids – they are just your “average” American family. It’s their stories and they way they are told that makes them unique while at the same time making them inspirational to not only those who have children with special challenges but also to those who don’t.

What would you do if your kids were medically fragile and could die? Would you do everything to save them, knowing at the same time that their condition could not be permanently reversed? Some of the effects of Pompe were in fact reversed, namely, Megan and Patrick’s enlarged hearts.

What is most amazing is that the kids have an unstoppable, bright spirit of determination that is infectious. Here is one important thing to remember: Pompe does not affect mental ability in any way, making those who have it intelligent people who can dream anything for themselves as far as a career goes.

Just remember…never give up!

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness.  Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her website at www.whatisyourhappiness.com .


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