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Be inspired by this story of personal strength and determination while eating a delicious and nutritious cup of Well Yes!® Soup.
Well Yes! To A Stronger, Healthier, Happier Life
A Story of Challenge and Personal Determination.
There is something beautiful about a person who is confident, positive, and happy despite any struggles and challenges they may face. This type of person is an inspiration and encouragement to others with their strength and determination.
It is a mindset, one they live by day-by-day. One that starts with making good choices. Good choices such as eating deliciously crafted food, with real nutritious ingredients like Well Yes!® Soup. Good choices that inspire Moments of Yes!
Today, I’d like to share one such Moment of Yes!
My daughter, Rory, was born with a mitochondrial disorder — an energy metabolism disorder. What does that mean? Well, basically, she doesn’t always have the energy to make her body function properly. Because of this, she spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital while growing up, and that meant she missed a lot of schooling.
School Is A Challenge
The lowest point of her illness came when she was in the sixth grade as she spent six months in the hospital. She was at a children’s hospital, so that meant she could get some sort of schooling. But here is the rub, to qualify for schooling, your admission must last for two weeks, then your schooling may begin. Once discharged in the hospital’s computer system, even if immediately readmitted, your two-week waiting period begins all over again. Just think how crazy that is for chronically ill kids.
Well, during this six months in the hospital, they would try to get Rory home and discharge her. Sometimes we didn’t even leave the hospital room before being readmitted, others we’d get part way home before turning around, and a couple of times we made it home for a few hours before returning. That meant her schooling was constantly disrupted, and then you have to take into account the fact that she was gravely ill and not up to school as well.
Once Rory’s health stabilized somewhat, she qualified for medical home teaching through special education at the public school. They promised us that she would be able to achieve her high school diploma, after all, she had until she reached 21 years of age. It was important to me, but more importantly, the high school diploma was important to Rory. She is a smart girl; she could do the work and accomplish her goal.
Fighting To Make Dreams Come True
Of course, receiving only 2-hours of teaching 2-days a week, makes for slow progress, but that is all the California school district allows. As she turned seventeen, the school district suddenly changed their tune about Rory getting her diploma. They wanted her to take the test for her GED and move on her way. Her teacher was appalled, I was upset, and Rory was staunch in her decision that a GED was not acceptable to her. She was determined to earn her high school diploma!
With Rory leading the charge, we persevered. She earned her high school diploma! It was a fantastic and emotional day, a definite Moment of Yes!
Today, Rory attends a local college where she works hard and has attained membership in the Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Can we say, “Proud Mama?” Well Yes!
Rory sips her favorite flavor, Tomato Carrot Bisque, from our vintage Campbell’s Soup mug.
Find Your Moment of Yes!
So, I encourage you to make your own Moments of Yes! Find the courage and the strength to make your dreams a reality. A great way to start is with a real, nutritious bowl of Well Yes! Soup.
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My husband is a big soup lover. He brings it to work for lunch almost every day in the winter time. I am going to get some of this for him.
He will love it! Great flavors, real ingredients. 🙂
These sound great !i bet my husband would love them! This is totally his kind of thing!
There is a lot to love with Well Yes! soup. Great flavor variety and real ingredients. 🙂
Congrats to Rory for persevering through those tough years! And kudos for graduating rather than settling! I may have some Chicken and Wild Rice Well Yes soup for lunch today!
Thanks, Shirley! The Chicken and Wild Rice Well Yes! soup is one of my favorites. 🙂
I am a soup lover. I could eat it all day, every day. Certainly going to give this a try.
Emily, Well Yes has so many incredible flavors to choose from. Definitely a soup in the right direction!
I am all for anything that makes you stronger and happier as well as healthier. Great post and information, I needed to have a little boost for ideas today 🙂
Well Yes! Stronger, happier, healthier is always a good thing. 🙂
This is such an inspiring post. A great mid-week pick-me-up! And way to go Rory!
Oh, I am so glad you were inspired by Rory’s #WellYesMoment ! 🙂
It is important that we make choices that keep us happy and strong. This is such an important reminder that we treat ourselves well.
Yes, taking good care of yourself lasts a lifetime! 🙂
I’m sorry to hear about your daughter’s illness but it’s so great that she’s persevered and accomplished her goals. You must be so proud!
Ah, thanks, Nellwyn. We have learned to live with things, and she is in the best health of her life right now. ANd that strong will can be a blessing and curse for mom sometimes LOL. I am very proud of her!
That is so awesome that your daughter stuck to her guns and pushed through to graduate! What an awesome moment for her – and you!
THe struggle was real, but the diploma was definitely worth it! 🙂
I love having hot soup once cool weather comes around. I love the unique flavors available on the Well Yes line!
Yes, we love to curl up with a mug of soup on cold days. 🙂
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I haven’t tried these yet, but they sound yummy. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Way to go, Rory! Your story is so inspiring. I know your mom is so proud of your achievements! I’ll have to look for these new soups at the store. #HomeMattersParty
Congratulations to Rory for her determination and perseverance! And the soup looks delicious. I love that there is a comfort food that is also healthy!
Rory’s story is so inspiring and she is an impressive young lady. Thanks for sharing her story. I have tried this soup and it is really good. #HomeMattersParty
Thanks, Donna. Rory has definitely been an inspiration to me her whole life. <3 🙂
Really a nice story. Everybody wants to live a healthy life like you. Thanks, take care