Hope Warriors

Joyfully Rare (Carrie Ann)

Originally Published on October 22, 2014 

This is Carrie’s Updated Blog Link since this post has been published. www.joyfullyrare.com

It’s people like this that remind me of my purpose. It is people like this that give me hope, and that I hope you, my dear reader, will help me give that hope back to those who need it. 
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
I’d like you all to meet Carrie Ann.

Not only does she post beautiful photos on Instagram (@joyfullyrare), she battles 10+ illness every sing day, including muscular dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy is a disorder that involves massive muscle weakness and loss of muscle tissue, and it gets worse over time. Eventually every day tasks that many of us take for granted be taken away from her.
Carrie is a beautiful, optimistic, inspirational, honest and determined hope warrior. She has bounced back from multiple setbacks. Her first attempt at college she worked 2 jobs to make ends meet and ended up having to leave due to health complications in May. But she’s a fighter, and she’s going back. And she continues to put forth the effort to be a source of inspiration for others. And she is one.
My whole purpose for this blog was to give a little bit of hope to other people when they needed it.
Carrie needs it. She doesn’t have any family nearby, and she needs a service dog to help her go back to school and continue to be an unstoppable force. If you have anything to give, please think about donating to help Carrie get a service dog.
You can view her web page and donate here. Not only will the dog be of use for those every day tasks that become more difficult, but she also has a pacemaker and the dog would be trained to alert her if need be.  If you can’t donate, please share the link with someone who can.
Spark Hope. It only takes a little spark to start a fire. www.gofundme.com/carrieann (Update: this link is no longer active, but please let it serve you as a reminder to help someone in need if you can)