About a year ago, my little sister was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. CF is a rare genetic disorder that attacks the lungs, liver, pancreas, growth, kidneys, and lungs. The life expectancy of someone with CF is 42-50 years of age and is incurable. My little sister has been fighting so her sickness does not try to ruin her day because she has her bad days and her good days.
My sister’s sickness has been really hard on everyone in our family because we have had to adapt to her lifestyle changes. My mother has been trying her hardest to go to everything of mine because we don’t get to see each other as often as we used to. My dad goes to San Antonio when my sister has surgery and he has to change his work schedule just so his can match hers.
Both of my parents have worked their hardest to make our lives better even though it is super hard for the both of them. They have wasted a lot of time and money just to help my sister and me. I thank them all the time for trying their hardest and for always being there for my siblings and me.
My little sister believes that if she works harder in school, she can get accepted to Yale or Harvard. She would like to be a doctor and be the one who cures CF and that’s all she talks to her doctors about. My little sister is a fighter and I will always believe in her as much as she believes in me.
Submitted by Wade Halterman