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The teenage years are full of firsts: first day of high school, first date, first kiss, fist dance, etc. The first that stands out most to me is the first time I had to be wheeled to the nurse’s office. 297 more words


Crossing Lines

There’s some kind of invisible line. It’s located differently for everyone, and there really is no warning as to when it’s being crossed. But it exists, and it’s powerful. 1,396 more words

Personal Writings

My grandpa is one of the hardest workers I know and I have the greatest respect for him. One thing he always told me when I was little was that he has never worked a day in his life because he loves what he does and doesn’t consider it to be work. 396 more words

The freedom of winter

I’m a winter kind of girl. I never used to be, but now I have to be. I used to love long summer days and nights–swimming, laying out in the sun, and the HEAT! 1,119 more words

POTS: a strange syndrome with a strange name.

When I was 17 I had my first fit and thought nothing of it. I was a teenage girl who had fainted before and saw no need to really consider what had just happened to me. 572 more words



“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” -Dr. 517 more words

World Rare Disease Day 2015

Today is Rare Disease Day. I was going to record a video, but ironically my rare diseases got the best of me the last couple days. 475 more words

Chronic Illness