Genetic Disorders: A Personal Narrative Of My Life

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I have never felt so vulnerable. I could feel the pain shoot through my leg! My heart sank. I have this feeling once every other week and I can’t do anything to prevent it. My life has been a rollercoaster ride and I haven't been able to get off. As a young boy I was diagnosed with juvenile spondyloarthritis, a genetic disorder that involves joints along the spine as well as hips, shoulders, knees, ankles, and in my case, eyes. Never in a million years would I have known how beneficial my disorder could be to shaping me into the respected man that I am today. I always try to look at things with optimism but deep down I truly was nervous and fearful for my future. My experience with iritis has truly assured me that nothing will hold me back from achieving my goals. Part of my …show more content…

I never thought my disorder would have showed me how much I need my family and that they genuinely care for my well being. Through all the struggles they have been there by my side. I couldn't have asked for better people to be such a huge part of my life, and I thank God everyday that I have them in my life. My family has raised me on good morals and I can’t thank them enough for giving me opportunities to succeed. They truly contribute to my success. Being at the hospital often as a boy, has taught me an important lesson that people still don’t understand today, which was that we should all be fortunate for what we have because there is always someone who has it tougher. From this lesson, I was able to accept what I have and learn to find happiness is my life. It’s crazy to think how living in a sad environment such as a hospital brought me sheer joy. My disorder has taught valuable lessons and while I was living life i was able to take the negatives and turn them positives. I pride myself in the work I do and take great responsibility for things that I sign my name

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