Here are some observations Byrd has about folks with chronic illness:
"We are wise. We are funny. We have marvelous insights. We see things in a different light. Because of what we have faced, we value kindness, thoughtfulness and consideration. We value things that make the world a better place without taking away from others. In fact, what we value Adds to others. We are complete."
She is also an artist with work on Flickr.