“Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are” – Ernest Hemingway.
Friendship is extremely important in every person’s life because it makes them more complete. The presence of friends is a support and gives you the feeling that you will never be alone. The essence of true friendship is faithfulness and loyalty that stay with you, no matter what the circumstances or life’s turmoil.
Persistent friendships are built for years, so most people meet their best friends while they are still young or in college. Growing up and maturing further reinforces the relationship because the people who make it happen are experiencing similar problems and dilemmas.
Luckily, friends Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck have been building their friendship since their early years. The men met as children because they lived in the same neighborhood, and later as teens went together to middle school and high school.
Currently Patrick and Justin are 41 years old and they joke that this friendship was meant to be because they were born 36 hours apart. For many years, they were invaluable supporters, which fortunately did not change even in the face of serious illness …
Justin felt that something was wrong with him a few years ago. He went to the doctor who ordered a full diagnosis and delivered a diagnosis: multifocal acquired muscular axonopathy. This disease is similar to scleral lateral sclerosis, which affects the nerves and impairs their functions, gradually reducing the motor functions of the patient.
On the next page, you will find the continuation of this story of extraordinary friendship.