Strong Woman Collection: Why Lauren?

Written By Ali Powell - April 18 2016

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Brittani Bury
April 19 2016

I’d also like to add how I’ve never seen myself with out my scars. While some hate to show off their scars and hide them… I wear mine with pride. Without them I wouldn’t be typing this. Scars are beautiful. It shows you and the world that you went through a fight, but you won. Scars aren’t weak. They are strength.

Brittani Bury
April 19 2016

Like many people, I 1st heard about Laurens story through E! ews from her now Husband , Jason Kennedy. I’m amazed by her strength and Grace she’s shown since her life altering accident. And how she kept God in her life.

I was born with a rare congenital heart defect, tapvr type 3. I’ve had 4 major open heart surgery (with a possible 5th that’s now being talked about), with my 1st OHS having been done at less than a day old. While I do my best, my defect does imped on my life more than I’d like it too. I have several other health issues that also come into play that hinders my quality of life. Seeing drs, er visits, hospital stays, testing,surgery. That’s my normal. I know nothing else.

I’d be lying to say that at times I wasn’t angry wtih God. How in my whole family amd group of friends, I continued to be “the sick one” … How I’m limited in what I’m able to do because of the way my heart works and I breath. I hated that I could only sit on the sidelines.

That said, this July I’m turning 26. An age that my drs and family didn’t think I’d live long enough to see. It’s been a long tough road to get here, and I have God to thank for that every morning I wake up. Not only for him, but also God giving the talent and smarts in all the drs at children’s memorial hospital and now northwestern in Chicago, that have saved my life time and time again.

I don’t have the perfect relationship with God, but it’s one that continues to grow as time passes. I like to call it our own speical relationship.

While it might sound odd, I’m a tad ok with having been born this way. I’m not sure the type of person I’d be if I wasn’t sick. I fully believe its why I love photography and have since I was 10 years old. Seeing the world in a different light that many don’t see. And because this is all I know, how would I have worked through things if I was born healthy, but years later became ill for 1 reqson or another. God works in mysterious ways.

The last thing I’d like to add is that I’m not a faj of the saying " God doesn’t give you more than you can handle." I’m pretty sure that I’ve had enough to deal with in my 25 years of life than most do in 100 years of life. CHD/hypoplastic left lung syndrome/jra/ra/TMJ/stroke/low immune system/copd/and having had around 29 surgeries. So instead of that saying, i use " God doesn’t give you more than you can handle, but the tools to handle and live with them"
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Brittani Bury
April 19 2016

Like many people, I 1st heard about Laurens story through E! ews from her now Husband , Jason Kennedy. I’m amazed by her strength and Grace she’s shown since her life altering accident. And how she kept God in her life.

I was born with a rare congenital heart defect, tapvr type 3. I’ve had 4 major open heart surgery (with a possible 5th that’s now being talked about), with my 1st OHS having been done at less than a day old. While I do my best, my defect does imped on my life more than I’d like it too. I have several other health issues that also come into play that hinders my quality of life. Seeing drs, er visits, hospital stays, testing,surgery. That’s my normal. I know nothing else.

I’d be lying to say that at times I wasn’t angry wtih God. How in my whole family amd group of friends, I continued to be “the sick one” … How I’m limited in what I’m able to do because of the way my heart works and I breath. I hated that I could only sit on the sidelines.

That said, this July I’m turning 26. An age that my drs and family didn’t think I’d live long enough to see. It’s been a long tough road to get here, and I have God to thank for that every morning I wake up. Not only for him, but also God giving the talent and smarts in all the drs at children’s memorial hospital and now northwestern in Chicago, that have saved my life time and time again.

I don’t have the perfect relationship with God, but it’s one that continues to grow as time passes. I like to call it our own speical relationship.

While it might sound odd, I’m a tad ok with having been born this way. I’m not sure the type of person I’d be if I wasn’t sick. I fully believe its why I love photography and have since I was 10 years old. Seeing the world in a different light that many don’t see. And because this is all I know, how would I have worked through things if I was born healthy, but years later became ill for 1 reqson or another. God works in mysterious ways.

The last thing I’d like to add is that I’m not a faj of the saying " God doesn’t give you more than you can handle." I’m pretty sure that I’ve had enough to deal with in my 25 years of life than most do in 100 years of life. CHD/hypoplastic left lung syndrome/jra/ra/TMJ/stroke/low immune system/copd/and having had around 29 surgeries. So instead of that saying, i use " God doesn’t give you more than you can handle, but the tools to handle and live with them"
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