Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What inspires me

So I just wanted to make a blog post about what inspires me. So many things and amazing people in this world inspire me to do what I do. I do have to say that diabetes is a huge thing that inspires me to do what I do. That all started when my sister Nora, was diagnosed. When she was diagnosed, even though I was only 10 years old, I also knew that I wanted to help people in some way. Then when my brother Jackson, was diagnosed with hemophilia, that made me want to help people even more. Seeing both my brother and sister deal with something so huge made me want to change the world in some way. Then I started dating my boyfriend Jacob, (who I am still with) in 2010. Jacob has a kidney disease. So with my siblings plus my boyfriend dealing with all those things really inspired me. Then June 1, 2012 I was diagnosed with diabetes. My whole life changed. With the people that were very close to me plus me having a disease I knew 1000% that I was going to do something with raising some kind of awareness for all of these diseases. I am majoring in Organizational Leadership, I interned at the American Diabetes Association spring semester 2014, and this is my second semester interning at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I am hoping that when I graduate with my bachelors I will work at either of those nonprofits, hemophilia, or the kidney foundation. I really want to work for a nonprofit and find a cure for any disease. I just hate seeing people struggle and not do well. I really want to make a difference in peoples lives. I hope that one day I will.
~Stay Strong~