40-60 Surgeries and Still Loving Life, ‘Because It Could Always Be Worse’

Mar 24, 2015 at 2:37 pm |
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It’s difficult to move through life thinking about what you have, rather than focusing on what you don’t – but if Peter Foster can do it, so can you.

Foster certainly hasn’t had things easy, given the large number of disabilities he lives with on a daily basis. The 20-year-old has undergone between 40 to 60 surgeries to treat the more than 25 diagnoses he’s been dealt. On his YouTube channel, Foster goes into lengthy detail about his health issues, which include: an inability to consume food except through a tube, difficulty breathing, near blindness due to glaucoma and microphthalmia, as well as an inability to taste or smell. Foster also mentions that he gets “weak” and “tired very easily.” Not to mention all the time he’s spent in the hospital for “testing procedures, MRIs, EEGs, CT Scans.”

Foster’s response in light of all of his hardships? “I’m still loving life because it could always be worse.”

Ain’t that the truth.

Foster also focuses on the advents that are making his life better, like his new ventilatory system. He closes out the video by sending messages of positivity. “I just want to say thank you for anybody who does support my channel. You guys are great. God bless you.”

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This isn’t the first time we’ve heard from Peter. Back in 2013, he submitted another video to his channel asking followers to pray for another infant born with severe congenital disorders, showing a Facebook page entitled “Pray for Baby Samuel.”

“I don’t need sympathy,” says Peter. “I have it easy compared to some people. I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family, wonderful parents. So what if I have to have many operations? I have it easy.”


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