Support and Understanding

Support and Understanding, featured in MSU's 3rd Annual A Day of Remembrance, speaks to myositis patients and caregivers both, letting us all know that we are not alone.1 min


Support and Understanding poem by Emily Filmore

Support and Understanding

by Emily Filmore

If ever I feel weak, your love makes me strong
If ever I feel scared, your support makes me fierce
If ever I need to talk, I remember you are only a click or call away.

Love isn’t perfect, it doesn’t have to be unicorns, rainbows, fairytales, and magic;
All I want is a kind word, a shoulder to lean on, a gentle hug, a high five from the heart, the knowledge that you know the path I am on.

We win together, our individual successes become group knowledge and that helps us all.
Sadly, we also lose friends together. We encounter death way too often.
We mourn. We fear. We hurt.
We are bound together by this invisible foe.
Don’t tell me everything will be okay. Tell me I can weather this storm.
…And now we know we can, because we are not alone.

Featured in the MSU 3rd Annual A Day of Remembrance video

A reading of “Support and Understanding” by Emily Filmore was featured in MSU’s 3rd Annual A Day of Remembrance. If you missed the video premiere you can watch it on MSU’s main website.

If you are looking for support . . .

You are NOT alone. If you are living with myositis, or you are a caregiver for someone who is, Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU) provides various support options for you. You never have to go through any of this on your own. See support options.

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Emily Filmore

Founding Director of Myositis Support and Understanding, current Board Advisor.

Author of multiple books about conscious living, including The Marvelous Transformation: Living Well with Autoimmune Disease.