Brookelyn Kimball

Here’s a very short video from 7-year-old Brookelyn Kimball, JDM.

“Hi,” the 7-year-old says. “I’m gonna teach you about me.”

She goes on:

I have a rare disease called juvenile dermatomyositis. It’s really painful. You can kinda — you can’t walk. So be strong. Cause it’s hard. And if you’re not strong, then you’ll die. And I know that people don’t want to die, especially when they’re young.I got diagnosed when I was 4 years old. It’s been hard since then. But since then, I’ve been strong and I’ve got through. And that’s all that matters. I’m still alive, I’m still strong and I am happy. That’s all that matters.

She blows a kiss before delivering a devastatingly deadpan signoff: “Let’s hope you’re strong, too.”

This Huffington Post article talks more about Brookelyn’s reason’s for making the video, click here.


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