As I was writing about how brave my son Braedon was in facing his second life-threatening illness in his short 18 years here on earth, I was reminded that he wasn't just brave in how he faced his illness. He was brave in how he lived his life too.
As I stood before the overflowing crowd that spilled out of the room and into the adjacent foyer, my legs felt numb, my voice was cracking and I was fighting back the tears.
I made a promise to Braedon and to myself I made a promise to live my life as bravely as Braedon lived his.
That promise led to the launch of my 100 Brave Things Project which now isn't just a way to keep pushing my self to live #BraveLikeBraedon .
It's how I get to show others that our fear, our traumas and even our grief don't have to hold us back in life.
We are resilient beings, our capacity is limitless. Every single one of us is braver, stronger and more courageous than we've ever imagined.