I Am... Scholarship Slam

I am... a son,

I am... a brother,

I am... a friend,

I am... a college student

I am... a young adult

I am... a patient.

I am... diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis Arthritis.

I am... not afraid of the suddent death that comes with it,

I am... not afraid of the risks of cancer that comes with it,

I am... not afraid of the risks of increased cancer that comes with the medications for it,

I am... afraid of having not lived the fullest life because

I am... afraid of the pain that haunts me every minute awake or asleep,

I am... afraid of the endless fatigueness I constantly feel,

I am... afraid I won't perservere long enough to....
Give my family the life they deserve.

This poem is about: 
Me

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