I don’t sweat the little stuff.
And here’s why..
This is my brother, Coltin.
He has an intense life story.
It might be worth reading.
Ever since I can remember, the hospital was our home.
It all started when my brother was diagnosed with Lukemia at 5 years old.
He beat the odds with the help of kemo and became cancer free.
Until roughly two years later.
But once again, the odds were in his favor and he conquered his Lukemia again.
But things were only gonna get worse.
In the year 2000, we were told he had Epilepsy.
Epilepsy is when an individual suffers from daily seizures.
Some people are lucky enough to be able to feel when they’re about to have a seizure to prevent themselves from harm.
Unfortunantly, my brother is not one of those people.
He could drop at any second of the day.
And he’s capable of having 5, 10, maybe even 15 seizures a day, never knowing when they’re gonna happen.
This is something my brother has been dealing with for 12 years.
We’ve tried almost everything in the book to get rid of his seizures.
He’s had brain surgery.
A VNS put in his chest.
So many meds, I’ve lost count.
He’s been to hell and back. But if there’s one thing I admire about him most…
…that would be that his spirit has not broken once and that smile has not left his face since the day our world got turned upside down.
I will always be there for him. Cause he’s gonna need me.
Almost as much as I’ll need him.<3
This is my mom.
And this is my dad.
And without parents like these, I don’t know where my brother and I would be.
I’m sure this wasn’t the life they pictured when they got married.
Or when they held us in their arms for the first time.
But I thank them with everything I have in me for not giving up and for staying strong throughout it all.
As a family, we did the impossible.
WE FOUND THE GOOD IN THE EVIL.<3
So don’t take any moment for granted.
Dont hold anything back.
Lay it all out on the table.
And do whatever the hell you want.
At least that’s what I’ll be doing.