As I was growing up I never realized how strong of a person that I was until being strong was my only option. At the age of four I was diagnosed with a condition called Scleroderma. Luckily for me, I have it in my face and although you may assume I must have had a pretty rough time growing up with this, I have had my mother along my side the entire journey. With my mother being my side, it has made me a stronger and the best person I could possibly be.
My mom did not always have an easy childhood and she is no where near perfect. The one thing that my mother does have though is a positive outlook on life. Whether things seem impossible to concur or everything seems to fall apart she always makes the best out of it. I have been put in so many positions growing up where all that I wanted to do was give up, many moments where I could have just broken down and cried, but having a mother like mine has helped me through all those obstacles I faced. My mom is such a strong person and she has taught me to be strong as well.
She is the main reason why I had turned down plastic surgery. I realized that I do not care how others perceive the way I look, because I am who I am. If my mom had not have been there for me every moment of my life then I believe I would have a different outlook on my life and I feel as if I would want to change to please other people. Always saying “if I could trade places with you, I would in a heartbeat” my mother is an amazing lady. But after so many times of hearing that it dawned on me that I would never trade places with anyone in this world because I love the person that I am and what I am soon to become. Having this condition was pure luck, but having the wonderful mom that I have was the best thing that ever happened to me.
So through all of the doctor appointments and moments where I wanted to just break down I am so fortunate to have someone stick by my side to pick me up when I am down. Thanks to my mother, I am a wonderful, strong, smart and independent young woman, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
So let's start from the beginning..