On this day two years ago, something life changing happened to me. Something that I will have to deal with for the rest of my life. I never thought anything so serious would ever happen to me. I was sent to the hospital because something was not right. On that day I was diagnosed with type one diabetes. Right after I graduated from high school and only a couple of days before my 18th birthday I was going through this. When they told me that I was a diabetic I didn’t want to believe them. I didn’t have any feelings from this because I was just so in shock. I didn’t even cry. The moment in the room was just so silent that my mom didn’t even know what to say. So many things were coming up in my head. I just never wanted it to happen to me. Throughout these two years I have figured out who my true friends are. Some I lost and some I gained. My boyfriend even stayed with me through this. He came right to the hospital when he could and was there when I got out. To this day he still is with me and he takes care of me all the time. I am so beyond blessed to have a man like him who is willing to care for me. Now my friends…my truest friends texted me while I was at Children’s. And even to this day they are still my best friends ever. My newest friends I have only known for a year, and they are the most supportive people ever. When I first met them I did tell them about my diabetes. They didn’t care and they didn’t judge. They make sure that I am always feeling alright and I am so beyond blessed to have them. Now my family…They would do anything for me. They have stood by my side since day one and they continue to stay by my side. They are my biggest supporters and I truly do have the best family ever. This disease has made me into a strong person than ever before. It has changed my life for the best. It has made me figure out what I want to do with my life. This bad and terrible disease has actually made my life happy. Things happen for a reason and I really think that this did happen for a reason.