Kim is one of the few women in my life who also lives with and battles autoimmune disease.
We share that invisible illness stigma and it's a greater war than most realize.
From day one she has reminded me that I am not alone and has lent strength to my will even when she isn't aware via documenting her journey through her admirable blog.
I love you, Kim, and I solute and uplift you for everything you do for this world despite the overwhelming and debilitating obstacles you face.
I'm made all the more determined by it.
If you or anyone you know suffers from chronic pain and illness, please be gentle and forgiving of the process. It's common to carry a sense of resentment for it; tell that voice to take a back seat. It's not your fault or theirs.
And you are not alone.
You can find Kim at @notabasiclife on instagram
Photographer Sinjin Hilaski @sinjinhilaski (on instagram)