We are born, we are shaped by imperceptible building blocks. We are also shaped by our environment, this encompass so many factors. Our shape is molded by experiences, events and perception, influenced by knowledge. Self awareness leads to choices, choices have repercussions. Repercussions elicit responses, responses based on what has shaped us.
We wear labels, bestowed upon us by ourselves, others and our culture or society. Do these labels define us? No, we simply wear them like clothes. What if these clothes were stripped away? What then?
That is what ALS does to each person it latches onto. It lays bare what defines you. Your mind, your heart, your soul.
Naked, splendid, raw, you… defined not by three letters but by your humanity. Your glorious pure humanity.