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A video of a girl with chronic illness who writes a letter to her future husband.


Dear Future Spouse,

If you’re thinking of me, I bet you never considered marrying a “sick girl.”

You’ll never consider it until you meet me, and when you meet me I hope you’ll be able to look beyond the disease and see the person who is much more than the illness her body houses.

Know it won’t always be easy , You won’t simply be my spouse, but my caretaker, my best friend and the love of my life.

There will be days when I need help doing simple tasks.

There will be days when I scream from being in so much pain.

There will be days when we will want to give up.

I love you, wherever you are.

One day, your path will cross with mine, and our story will begin.

I will always strive to be the best friend, wife, and mother I can be, in spite of the fact that I’m sick.

Together we can get through anything.

Bases on a piece by Claire Dalton

Originally published: February 13, 2017
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