Entirely rational, endlessly hopeful, and my best-teammate for meeting with doctors. She has fought a long and hard battle with me in order to get any kind of proper treatment. Without her, it is likely that I just wouldn't have bothered to fight. She also is a HUGE part in supporting me financially, even though it kills me to not be able to fend for myself.
The rest of my immediate family:
For being supportive and always checking in on me :).
My Boyfriend Jonathan:
Always has the ability to kick me in the ass and get me back into life. He is a great source of strength and love, and never fails to believe we are going to make it through tough times. Jon also helps support me financially (someday, I will prevail!). I find relationships terrifying, but he is worth the risk.
For being my closest friend during my sickest hours, and wanting me in her house even though a plant would have made better company. We feel like outsiders and are constantly paranoid, and yet both preach eternal optimism for each other. It works surprisingly well. She also introduced me to her childhood home, where I have been regaining my sense of earthy spirituality lately.