Good evening friends,
I would like to start by saying I think the world of this forum and everyone in it. The most common comment we get when new friends join us is how nice, warm and welcoming this forum actually is. And apart from some very rare, unfortunate occasions, I must say I heartily agree.
Although all of us contribute, and go to great lengths to help each other, there is someone I particularly have in mind who I fear we are about to lose. And seriously now people, this would be a huge blow to our community. For few have as much knowledge , experience or understanding of this particular lung disease than this member. She being so very well acquainted with it and it's horrible traits having lived with it since childhood.
So tonight I read through some of the (literally) hundreds of replies contributed by her, and the replies in turn to her written by so many desperately ill people who have benefited from her source of extraordinary knowledge. The sense of relief in each reply was so palpable and recognizable, because each of us was once new here, afraid, alone, looking for answers, help, camaraderie, comfort, acceptance and above all kindness. I won't be naming names (I don't think I need to) nor will I reply to any potential comments (not my place) , but I am hoping you will join me in sending out an appeal to assure her she is very much needed and valued.
One day a while back , a worried individual came here to seek advice, which you duly and kindly gave her. At the end of it you added the quote above. Please forgive my editing, but now I am turning your advice back to you.
With love and respect for you.
Cas xx 🌹