So, you have diabetes. Type one no less. You've gone through the tears and sadness, the endless questions that begin with, "Why me?" and the countless answers that say "I could have it much worse."
And thats true. You could have it much worse. Thats why Im trying to be understanding about dealing with this annoying disease. It's taking me 10 years to finally come to an understanding. And even at 17, I still have my doubts.
The only way I realized to get through this, was to find a passion. And I found music. While my brother and sister played tennis, a sport that I have been playing since I was 3 till this day, I took piano and voice lessons. Playing music was a way for me to escape this disability. I found a hidden strength in me because lets face it, diabetes made me feel weak and useless.
Music is therapy. The best kind there is. I'm trying to go to my dream school, NYU or Univ. of Miami. I write songs to express my everyday struggles, not quite like Taylor Swift, but more like Paul Mccartney.
I believe that through every negative, there is a positive. When a door closes, another one opens. And when God took away a part of me, he gave me music. Even writing this is making me emotional. I feel that I have to do everything now. because I need to make a difference now. Diabetes is happening right now.
What will you do to handle this disease? How will you make a difference?
Is where I do my music. My songs are on iTunes and all proceeds are going to JDRF.
We need to make a change now.