My grandfather is the best man I ever had the pleasure of knowing. His positivity radiated through any room and turned every frown into a smile. The lessons I gathered from his modeling in my childhood molded my mindset into what it is today. I was taught to never view the obstacles given to me to me as setbacks, but instead as challenges that I will overcome. As I watched my grandfather go through cancer I never noticed a glimmer of sadness and even a minor complaint was unheard of. His mission was to teach me to be brave because he knew I had a life ahead of me in which I would continue to battle Cystic Fibrosis. My grandfather refused to let me see a despondent attitude from him. To strengthen his spine he would walk laps around his neighborhood in a heavy army helmet which forced him to stand upright regardless of the pain he experienced. My grandfather is the definition of both a fighter and courage. I aspire to be as tremendous as this man was. I will never allow myself to feel sorry for my circumstances and pity the struggles I face. Instead, I shall rejoice the opportunities I have been given and work daily to bolster myself. My creative presentation represents that I am just like everyone else, yet different. I’m capable but at the same time my CF sets me apart as a fighter. I will never permit it to hold me back.
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