I have battled more at the age of 25 than most humans do in a lifetime. Take a moment to think of the most dreadfully painful experience you have had – I can empathize with you. In my life, I have overcome two near death experiences. One at the age of 11 which left me in a coma, the other at 21 where I was fighting against a collapsed lung and losing a lot of blood. My suffering has not only been painful physically but mentally.
Here is my story:
At 11 years old I was active, energetic, and loving life. At 11 I was also struck with a falling basketball backboard, becoming immediately unconscious and put into a medically induced coma. Beating the odds, I was able to come out of the coma. Although, the rest of my childhood would never be the same. Following this event, I was constantly in speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy and tutoring year around. I recognized that I was different from… [Read Full Feature Here]
*Article originally published on www.adaa.org by Kayleigh Ballantyne