My inspiration does not come from a single person, but a single unit: my family. In my unpredictable life with CF, my family remains a firm foundation. I need the determination of my mother, the optimism of my dad, and the silliness of my brothers. Without one of them the foundation is broken. When CF is tough, they cheer me on. My drive to fight stems from their faith in my strength. They know I can beat this disease and so I know I can as well.
This may sound like an average family, but to me their support is exceptional. When the doctors tried to dismiss my sickness, my mom stood up for me. When I wanted to apply to 11 colleges, my dad took me seriously. When people did not care, my brothers built me up. While I am scared about going far away for college, I know this is the right choice for me. I am confident in my character and determined to beat this disease. Deep down I know this determination and confidence is not just my own, but a compilation of the feelings radiating off my family as they send me on my own adventure.
My family and I work hard everyday to battle CF. My creative submission is a video of me playing the Vitali Chaconne. Just like CF, this piece gets harder as it progresses, but I do not give up. I keep going until it becomes an accomplishment instead of an obstacle.
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