When I was born, there was a two percent chance of me living. I didn’t know at the time but there was a reason why, and I didn’t know until I was ten years old that I have an illness called Turner Syndrome. There is no cure or anything for it, it’s something that I live with and it can’t go away.
It doesn’t mean I am any less of a person, doesn’t even mean I’m different, it is just something that makes me unique and one of a kind, because I am missing a chromosome in my body and had trouble growing. So I had to give myself hormone treatment injections every day for six years starting when I was ten.
Everyone has something they are dealing with. The reason why I am sharing this is that everyone has a story and people should keep that in mind before they decide to judge. I am proud of who I am as a person, but I can tell you it’s not easy and it hasn’t been easy in the least, but this was meant to be my journey.
— Olivia Gregory, Sonoma
Please find out more at https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/turner-syndrome/