I was seven years old when it happened
Wondering what I did to deserve this?
How could a kid like me live with this disease?
Walking into the clinic ready to give up,
All they wanted was for me to give them blood.
I would never live the same.
All I would ever do is blame.
Until one day, I heard someone say
“Nina, you’re an inspiration”
And that’s when right away, I changed.
Now every morning when I wake,
I thank god for making me unique.
I no longer think I am a freak because,
I have accepted myself for who I am.
It has given me opportunities,
That some kids will never get.
This is a blessing in disguise.
I believe I have become a strong person,
Because of the pain I have overcome.
And now I am flawless inside and out.