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When I heard Lady Gaga cancelled shows because of pain from her chronic condition, I thought, “How unbelievably brave!”

The world loves stories of people overcoming their illness and pushing through their pain. We honor people who don’t let their health condition define them. We are taught in so many ways to never give up and never give in.

No excuses.

No pain, no gain.

Set your mind to it and you can do anything, be anything.

Don’t let anything stand in the way of your dreams.

Always keep fighting.

I admire the strength, determination and grit it takes to push through the pain. I know what it means to hurt so much and to still put on your armor and mask and face the outside…