These are Hannah’s Beads of Courage:
Each bead stands for a medical event.
Black is a poke with a needle.
Yellow is a night in the hospital.
Purple is an infusion.
Rainbow is for P.T.
Green is for plasmapheresis.
Pink is for respiratory support.
Red hearts are for PICU/ICU/IMU stays.
She stopped counting her beads at 4,000.
She is still collecting her courage beads.
Since the first of this month, she has been poked by over 40 needles.
I was so touched when I found out about Hannah’s courage beads, that I asked her permission to share them here with you.
I admire the way that she has turned her painful experiences with Myasthenia Gravis into a beautiful piece of art, and show of strength.
Hannah is a WWMG member.
She is only 18 years old.
Thank you, Hannah, for sharing your courage with us!
– Debbie Norman
founder and director of Women with MG