A year from now, if I could give my former self any advice on how to deal with the first year of college better, I would remind myself to not lose sight of my goals. I would tell myself to keep coming back to things I am passionate about and that help me deal with the challenges of Cystic Fibrosis. When I began my first year of college, I quickly became overwhelmed by the increased work load typical of a student studying nursing. I forgot how to step away from the stress for a moment and immerse myself in something that brings me joy and fulfillment. I forgot that, sometimes, I need to take the time for things that truly make me feel better. I would tell myself to make time for those things that bring me real happiness. My education is important to me but I need to remember that my health and happiness are even more important. This is why I chose to crochet a pair of lungs. This project means a lot to me because it has given me the opportunity to get back into an activity that has helped me thrive with CF. Crochet has been very therapeutic for me in times when I have struggled with this disease, and that is why I chose this particular project. It represents the obstacles I have overcome, both medically and psychologically, and it is my inspiration for a healthy and fulfilling future.
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