Here's where it gets awesome. The stars, especially Kristen Johnston, kept coming up to talk to the audience. As she approached one time, I yelled, "Kristen, I love you!" She's awesome. Not only is she a two-time emmy winner and movie star, but she's also a New York Times Best Selling author, writing a book all about how she overcame so much and kept going when people told her she'd never make it. She was so warm and gracious to all of us. Look how much she's accomplished and this beautiful woman was the most natural, down-to-earth and genuinely kind person. She was amazing and I was totally impressed.
She approached and I yelled again, "Kristen, I was paralyzed and now I'm better. You're such an inspiration! You're awesome." She asked me my name, how I become paralyzed. I gave her a brief explanation, saying it's a disease similar to MS, that I had it twice at 10 and 33, but that I'm better now and that she's an inspiration to me. She asked why. I told her that all she had accomplished, her book and how amazing she was to everyone made me want to keep trying, to never give up. She said that I had moved her, that I almost made her cry.
|Her very touching message to me and yes, she kissed it!|
|Donald Faison's signature, a real class act|