Keeping in the ongoing theme of other people’s awesomeness, let’s take a moment to highlight someone who falls into this category without explanation: John Stamos.
To describe this man as handsome would be to describe the ocean as wet. The guys is a Grecian sex bomb. He is even better looking now than he was in 1992 when I first knew him as the Elvis-loving, mullet-wearing, Uncle Jesse of Full House fame. He’s also a sometimes time member of the Beach Boys, and he has one of the best Instagram feeds around. And, when he isn’t rocking out on Jimmy Kimmel or eating Oikos Greek yogurt (it’s delicious, btw), he is visiting one his fans, Kaitlyn Dobrow.
Reluctantly, Stamos posted this picture yesterday. “I’m ONLY doing this cause they asked. I said no press. but this story is a must read- plus me and katie have a date to Disneyland.”
In February 2013, Kaitlyn was diagnosed with a rare an especially aggressive form of meningitis. Over the course of several months and multiple surgeries, all four of her limbs were amputated. Current medical costs are estimated at over $1million (most of which will be covered by insurance, thankfully), however, her family needs to raise funds to cover support and rehabilitation costs after she leaves the hospital.
Now, I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose my arms and legs. I cannot imagine months of debilitating pain and hospitalization. I cannot imagine the challenges this lovely young woman has already faced, and will continue to take on in the days and months ahead. It’s humbling just to think about it for even a minute.
That said, I also cannot imagine what it would be like for John Stamos to come to my bedside and ask for a date to Disneyland, but I sorta imagine it like this (minus the creepy Olsen twins as babies).