And it comes in a lot of forms.
And it can come on youtube.
And it can be from people like 15 year old Brittany whose mother is diagnosed with Alzheimers
My grandmother had dementia as well. I watched dementia take my grandmother away before she was even gone.
And while I've been too scared to confirm it, I know that the likelihood of this disease can increase through genetics. That is not a possibility I want to be faced with when I look at my own mother.
What Brittany is doing, is something I'm too scared to even find out if I have the strength to handle.
This young woman inspired another. A 13 year old girl in another powerful and touching video on youtube. And the title of her video is dedicated to her inspiration, Stay strong, Brittany.
To be honest, I don't know who actually started this. At first I thought it was just these two gals, then I clicked on another video that looked similar and I felt like I opened the flood gates. God knows how many videos by different individuals, mostly teenagers, some even telling their deepest darkest secrets and most of them ending with a positive note to live on.
In the half hour I watched the videos I tried making my way to the video that started the 'tumblr secrets' videos. Then I remembered I had life and death exams this week and stopped. Watching some felt like a slap to my face, WAKE UP. LOOK AT THE THINGS PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH AROUND YOU.
Just a reminder, what you see isn't always what reality is