My life has not been easy, but whose life has? Getting married off by my mother as a newly turned 14 year-old my life was bound to change. Being a teen mom and living in some of the worst conditions growing up did not give me the best odds for success. But here I am. Through many challenges and struggles I achieved a level of success I never imagined. With back to back challenges I found faith. I also found the courage to fight hard. Fight towards survival of a better life. I survived and I was able to overcome some of the worst things imaginable.
I saw was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and much happiness and peace was found.
But now I am faced with yet another unexpected, life altering challenge. This I consider one of the toughest and hardest difficulties I have had to encounter thus far.
Something I did not ask for, nor something I planed for. I am now facing a deadly disease that now haunts my family, Huntington’s disease. “It has been called the cruelest disease known to man.” I would have to agree. Seeing the day to day struggles of this disease has been heartbreaking. Seeing my mother deteriorate before my eyes is painful. Now seeing my older sister has the same fate has troubled me. But I have HOPE. Hope for a cure. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope that I can be a voice for my mother, my sisters and all those affected by this horrific disease.
I hope to share my life story. The battles I have to face day in and day out with this awful, deadly disease. With hope, I fight in faith, follow my story…