My heart goes out to you. You are to young to be dealing with this. I have a daughter a little younger than you and I just can't imagine her having to go through what you have. Please know that everyone here cares about you and you can come to us any time. You seem to be a very strong person, well you have to be to have handled all of that, so I think you will be fine. When life gets difficult we need to lean on the people that love us. If you don't have that at home, please know that you can always come here and you will get the support that you need and deserve .
Thank you for sharing your story!!!
I wanted to write and tell you how much your words moved me today. I want you to know that I am sorry someone so young has to go through so much pain. I am sorry any of us do. I grew up really not liking myself very much because I had epilepsy. My mom and dad did not allow me to tel any other person. There were members of my family that did not know. I walked around so afraid that I would have a seizure and then everyone would know! It was horrible. Once I was in college, I began to realize that is just who I am and if I hide that part of me than no one ever really knows me and accepts me as me. Once I started talking, I didn't stop! Of course there were people who didn't want to be friends anymore and that was ok. It was because they were scared. I started my own support group because there was none. I kept on talking when I was a young mother and began a program for all disabilities in my daughters school so children would never have to be ashamed of who they really were. I even had an article on the front of the Chicago Tribune!The word was out then! What I am trying to say you have learned so much about courage and inspiring others and you're 17! Perhaps you have already realized that there is already a bigger plan out there for you and you are not going to sit by and be a victim, you are going to live life. I am touched by you and wish you the best. God bless you and keep in touch.Thanks for making my day!
PS there is a young man on depression. He is 17. He needs to go to counseling but doesn't want to. Any suggestions? Maybe you could talk to him. His name is Emotional Distress. Just a thought.
Post Edited (getting by) : 11/19/2008 4:46:58 PM (GMT-7)
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