Happy birthday, Lilly! I hope you have a great day! Today is my birthday also
I watched your video and wanted to say you had an impact on me. You probably don’t remember me but I saw you several years ago for PT on my knee. I had gone to multiple PTs before and was told I would need to go for months, several appointments a week and I still would probably never be able to run again.
I followed their advice and spent a lot of money out of pocket without any results. I was told by other PTs that my body type wasn’t “right” for running and even had PTs shame me when I struggled to do an exercise because of the pain I felt, and pointed out another patient near me that was able to do it. (“She is 80, if she can do it, you should be able to do it”)
I thought my chance to be active was lost at the age of 30 and having a hurt knee was just my new normal. Then a friend referred me to you. I only saw you a few times because that was all that was needed. Your kind, warm and encouraging nature plus your obvious passion for your work helped me tremendously. You helped me with your PT but you also helped me by your kind and huge heart. I felt motivated to lose weight and to become active again, despite the critics.
I have since lost about 80 pounds and run regularly. I even “beat the bridge” this year. Please know that you were instrumental in this. Even though I only saw you for a short time, you had a positive impact on me and my health. Thank you for that and happy birthday!!! I wish you nothing but the best!