I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when I was six months old, consequently affecting my whole life. Those I love have also been affected by it, especially my father. Prior to my diagnosis neither of my parents knew much about the disease, but with his determination, my dad set out to learn as much as possible about CF. Over the course of my life, he has studied and researched everything available. My dad’s love motivated him to work tirelessly to help me in my ailments, and in doing so, has motivated me as well. Each day, I am inspired by his continuous efforts to improve my health and better my life. Even through my times of hospitalization and sickness he has been there for me, never giving up his hope for a brighter future, and in turn influencing me to view life in the same manner.
My father has taught me to never let the obstacles I face hinder my happiness or my efforts to reach my goals. That is why I can always be found putting forth my best efforts, all with a smile on my face; I even won the senior superlative for best smile. My journey with CF, albeit challenging, has been one of learning and growth. In my creative presentation, I illustrated myself in my truest form- with a bright smile and happy heart- to show how I never let my CF hold me back from living fully and enjoying every moment.
Tabitha C.'s Artwork
Tabitha C.'s Achievements