The Teenage Hero Essay

Family comes first. I learned that the hard way after facing health challenges during my teenage years. You see, many people claimed to be there for me, only to go missing at the greatest time of need. If it was not for my brother’s intervention, I am not sure I would be standing before you today. My brother’s bravery and never-ending solidarity will stand through the test of time as I am unable to think of ways to appropriately thank him for his decision. I had been a happy and healthy child until I started developing all sorts of infections. The symptoms got worse, accompanied by routine tremors of my limbs. After numerous tests, I was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, one of the rarest diseases in existence.