ITP does not discrimate when it strikes its next victim. It affects the young and old, rich and poor all over the world. Dealing with this blood disorder is no easy task. The fear and frustration of not knowing where the roller coaster will take us next can be daunting.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

We have a special Thanksgiving message from Meredith Prescott...

Happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all. A year ago today, I was diagnosed with ITP. It seems crazy that a year can go by so quickly but so painfully slow. I remember this date last year. It fell a few days after Thanksgiving and I was enjoying the best days of my life in college. 

While my whole life has changed, I am thankful for my family, friends, my community, my doctors and my ITP fellows. 

I am so fortunate to be here. Almost all of us take our health for granted until something serious happens. We rarely think about how lucky we are to just to live. Until a moment comes where your life is that close to the line. A moment where you don't know what's ahead. A moment of uncertainty. A future of it. That's what many go through who have ITP. 

For those that are healthy count your blessings and be thankful everyday. This year I'm thankful to be here, to have steady counts on nplate and hopeful next year, I will be in remission. 

To the ITP community, we are thankful to not only have each other  but to have continuously made strides for awareness and funding. Never give up and always fight. Be proud to be a fighter and keep making every day count.