Here I talk to 34 year old TikToker, Brooke Eby who is using humor to navigate life after being diagnosed with a fatal disease.
My chat here is with Brooke Eby of Maryland. Brooke was diagnosed with the terminal illness, ALS, at a young 33. With the support of her family, friends, and co-workers, Brooke's been able to laugh in the face of ALS by using humor on social media. Brooke created a TikTok account @LimpBroozkit to help explain what she was going through without making it a heavy conversation. Not only is creating TikTok videos about ALS a case of "laughter is the best medicine" right now, but Brooke is also educating others and creating new ALS awareness. With millions of views, Brooke's ultimate goal is that her humor continues to boost others through any hard times. Brooke said that after getting a terminal diagnosis, she felt a mix of shock and sadness and was depressed during the first couple of months. Right now, Brooke's TikTok videos are helping her cope. She hopes her videos can help start conversations to drive awareness, support and ultimately cures for ALS. Check out Brooke's TikTok channel here. Thank you for listening in and sharing with a friend.