Today I️ needed to have an explanation bc this picture is very near and dear to my #heart For those of you who think it may be two beans holding hands, what I see is two friends holding hands. I️ dedicate this picture to @cindy_luz bc when I️ first met her for the very first time, all of my at the time “friends” thought I️ was crazy for wanting to try and #donate a kidney to this “stranger” but the pain I saw behind her eyes at this #powerful woman’s group...well, she radiated differently. I️ knew at that moment that there was a reason why our #souls needed to connect on this day. I was supposed to be apart of the huge #kidney walk today at #foleysquare and it meant the world having amazing people to walk by her side and I knew that. Other circumstances that presented themselves to me made made it impossible to attend and it broke my heart bc I️ truly wanted to be there to do that walk next to her. Walking that #brooklynbridge for the first time as a New Yorker (I️ know, shameful) was something I would have loved to do with her for the first time and with her. Today she walked with love in her heart, beautiful functioning kidneys and for what she had to go through in her life and on her #journey was nothing short of pain that I️ can’t talk about bc it wasn’t me but her eyes spoke volumes. I saw it all over her face upon meeting her and my heart and soul just opened to her immediately bc she is so different from anyone of whom I’ve ever met. I was not able to donate bc my kidneys bc they were not strong enough but I️ tried. There is a reason why you meet people in your life. There are reasons why paths cross. There are reasons why people enter then exit your life. Whether it’s to educate, strengthen, provide support, give love, teach love, show love, be a humanitarian, even if it’s not exactly nice people or angry people, stop and think bc you never know someone’s story. With this, Cin, this is for you and while I️ couldn’t be there physically, all day know I️ was there with you in spirit, in love and sending that white light over to you for a beautiful awareness walk. I’ve raised and went past my goal of the $250. I was so scared I️ couldn’t do it.