I was diagnosed at the early age of 5, and for many years I did not realize what MD really meant, or how it would affect my life. I am now 23 years old and have decided to accept who I am, while helping others, instead of ignoring my disability. I feel like my journey truly begins now, now that I am more aware than ever. It is liberating not feeling oppressed by a disability, and instead using it towards something productive. What do I see myself doing with my self-acceptance? I’m not sure yet where this will lead, but I am truly inspired to help others that also have struggles in their lives. I want to help as much as I can, I want to be there for others, I want to raise awareness, I want to inspire others the way I have been inspired, and I want to do what I love even if it takes twice as long because of MD.
I am one of many with Muscular Dystrophy, and I chose to not give up.