You can be bitter, or you can be better… You can easily be bitter about the cards life has dealt you, but that doesn't change the fact that you still have to play out your hand. You will always have CF, so value the lessons it teaches you. CF has forced you to learn effective time management, perseverance, and mental strength. This will help you face the obstacles ahead of you, such as stressful college courses and maintaining healthy routines on your own. Use the adversity of Cystic Fibrosis to improve yourself. CF will not make you physically stronger, smarter, or more talented; but it has conditioned you to appreciate even the littlest gifts of life. Use the lessons CF teaches you to live life to the fullest. Just because you have less life to spend than others, doesn't mean that you can't experience as much or more. Lastly, Cystic Fibrosis cannot hold you back unless you let it; so be better, not bitter. My artwork represents the dragon that resides within me, my inner strength. It is the reason I am able to surge past the boundaries of CF, and do the things I love. I am proud of all that I have accomplished, and attribute it to my fierce determination and refusal to back down from a challenge. The Yin Yang element symbolizes perfect harmony of my iron will against the shackles of Cystic Fibrosis, and the untainted euphoria from living my life to the absolute max.
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