Sharing something only your parents and a handful of people know is hard. Which is what I'm about to do. I love and hate looking at the past; I love being able to look back and see how far I've come and when I give speeches hopefully inspire someone. I don't like looking back because that distracts me from the present and reminds me of a dark time.
I was really sick my senior year in high school. I would lay almost all of the day and I missed most of my senior year. I asked my doctor "Am I dying?" After a month or two of feeling very weak, breathing problems, and contracting multiple viruses and infections I went to the doctor. My mom and my doctor went into the hallway and talked, I had no idea what about then, now I do. My doctor knew I had a history of reoccuring sinus infections and a lot of breathing problems. He referred me to a different hospital in the city and told my mom I needed to be tested for Cystic Fibrosis.
A week later my mom told me I was getting a test done for an infection. My dad came with me and my mom, which was weird since he never takes off work. Walking into the office a nurse asked me how I was feeling and if I knew what the procedure, and then my mom cut her off. I was slightly confused but then I did a test with a contraption on my arm and then quite a number of breathing tests at a different hospital later that day, which was normal for me. A week later my results came back, my parents told me that the doctor had me tested for CF. I started bawling and lost it. Thankfully the results came back negative. Today I'm so much better, we're still not sure what goes on with my body but thankfully it was negative. I couldn't imagine how I would have fought such a hard battle with a strong competitior. I prayed that day so hard to God asking him to help the people that do have it. Why am I telling you this?
One of my best friends has CF and I'm learning about it through her and researching. Tess without a doubt in my mind is the definitions of strong, fearless, and fiesty. When I came across this Facebook page I was amazed by this girl named Caleigh. Caleigh has CF and is ready to recieve a double lung transplant. Just by looking through her blogs and pictures I was truly inspired and amazed by her positivity and smiles! I can't imagine what her and Tess go through on an every day basis but all I can do is pray and help spread awareness about this disease and hopefully raise some money for Caleigh's transplant. If we can all donate just whatever we have, even a dollar! We can all make a difference together and help a strong beautiful woman in the process.
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I had no idea how to start this blog, this cause means so much to me and I wanted to get that across. I hope I did a good job.