Cushing's patients are zebras in so many ways. My pretty little zebra is a reminder of those who suffer from this zebra disease. More than that, it is a symbol of our commonality, support for each other, and friendship.
Phil, who has Cushing's, and his wife, Rachel, made a very large, loving detour to meet me for dinner while on a trip from New Jersey. They brought me a stuffed zebra. Rachel has fought her own battle with another terrible disease. Phil and I have a bond from our common journey. So do so many of us who suffer from this disease and/or it's after-effects. This zebra symbolizes that bond and the love so many of us have come to share. So, with the bad comes the good. And I sure can appreciate the goodness.