My source of inspiration is someone who has CF and who also underwent a double lung transplant. She taught me that the word “can’t” is never to be a part of my vocabulary. She demonstrated, through example, what it means to be courageous and to persevere under the direst of circumstances. I watched her fight for every breath she took while spending weeks on a ventilator. We celebrated together the day she took a deep breath with her new lungs. My encouragement, motivation, and the inspirational source that never lets me forget that “I can and I will” is my mom. I learned from her how to achieve all of my dreams, from the most miniscule to the greatest of accomplishments. For as long as I can remember, my mom never allowed me to use CF as an excuse to not succeed. I was taught that I needed to work harder and be stronger while never losing sight of my goals. I cannot imagine my life without her constant reminder that anything is possible. I am proud to say that my mom is still by my side as I continue to successfully balance CF and my personal aspirations. I demonstrated the balance in my life through my artistic presentation by using the scales of justice. I stand strong and poised in the middle of the scale with CF on one side and law school on the other. Both of them are in perfect balance. No excuses.
Kiersten C.'s Artwork
Kiersten C.'s Achievements