I want to help others find their voice. There is so much isolation when you’re chronically ill. I don’t want to see others suffer in silence. I don’t want others to feel disconnected from their loved ones. I don’t want them to feel like a burden, the weight of their silent frustration crushing their spirit with each passing day. When you share what you’re going through, you free yourself.
This is the life I’ve been given, and I’m not ashamed. I’m not broken, I will overcome with tenacity and adaptation. This condition literally controls every part of my life, so I am not going to let it silence me as well. I am going to keep talking about my experience. This is what empowers me, it gives me strength when surrounded by obstacles. I hope my voice encourages others to use theirs. To speak up about the things that matter to them, and to better connect with the people around them.