I’ve always looked up to my cousin Melanie Segal. She’s been through a medical grind that would make a lot of people understandably bitter. But that’s not how she operates.
Through kidney and liver problems, she has lived her life with smiles, grace and good humor. Not once have I heard her complain about her medical difficulties. You never see her on Facebook complaining about her lot in life, either. In fact, I’ve seen her on there telling others to work harder at seeing the rainbows through the clouds.
She’s a rock in a family that’s been through a lot. You want to see courage? Look her way. And when you’re having a shitty day and feel like telling the world how much life sucks, think of her and you’ll realize just how petty you can be.
Sunday, she got a new kidney. The transplant procedure was a success, but she has a long road of recovery ahead. I know she’ll meet the challenge with the same grit and grace we all love and admire about her.
Please keep her in your prayers.