Well, I am fifteen and honestly, writing this, I don’t feel very brilliant! I am simultaneously writing this ginormous English paper and still have to do physical therapy (a daily treatment for my cystic fibrosis).
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease I was diagnosed with at the age of nine, and everyday I deal with it. CF affects the lungs and digestive systems and is treated through both oral and IV antibiotics. The hardest thing about this is that CF never takes a Christmas Break or weekend off.
In order to help fight this disease, I started my own foundation, Laps for CF, a few years ago, and we have been so blessed to raise over one million dollars! My foundation, Laps for CF, has received so much support for which we are immensely thankful.
I know that everyone probably has a passion or dream and mine is to do all I can to fight cystic fibrosis. When I first began to attempt to raise money, my goal was only to raise $3,000, and since then, the foundation has just continued to thrive and grow.
It is really important to remember and remind yourself that there is no harm in trying, and as my fortune at a Chinese restaurant said last night, “nothing is impossible to a willing heart.”
As you all know it sure feels easy to get down. For me it happens when I get a bad grade on a Latin test, a Laps for CF event doesn’t go quite as planned, or I get into a fight with my brother. But, we must remember not to get down, because I have learned that when things don’t go right, you just have to remember that life goes on and there always another sunrise and another chance.