In The Shawshank Redemption, Ellis Boy “Red” Redding called hope a dangerous thing. “Hope can drive a man insane,” he said. “It has no place on the inside.”
Andy Dufresne saw it differently. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
When we found out Adriana has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type 2, our world was devoid of hope. For a time, all we knew was despair.
“She’ll most likely never walk.”
These are the things we heard. The words that consumed us.
For a time.