On the day of March 7, 2018 I was diagnosed with systemic sclerosis at the age of 15 years old. I have had symptoms of raynaud’s phenomenon where my skin turns blue and inflammation on my legs about a couple moths before I got this diagnosis. Everyday I struggled to get out of bed and I did not really know what was wrong with me. countless doctors appointments, with many procedures to keep my condition from getting any worse. Those were very hard days and I still struggle with having the load of living with a chronic illness but I know that I can do it.
Going into now 2018, it has been four years science my diagnosis. I do not believe that things got better, everything just stayed the same with new challenges ahead for me in the future. But I believe if I stay positive then I will be able to stay strong, enjoy life and be an inspiration to others.