Evan Reiter

lynbrook, USA

Young warrior

My story is far from what you would expect. It is full of downward sprials and lots of roadboacks.

I was diagnosed with a life changing disease called tourettes syndrome. It caused me to have involantary movements and even yelling at the top of my lungs. I was called every name in the book. My mom was so paranoid she was worried if anyone would make fun of me. I couldnt go to movie theatres even malls. I was a prisoner in my own body. High school was where i really hit rock bottom. I had no friends whatsoever and i was even thinking about quitting high school. I told my mom if i quit they win. I knew there was more to life than what i was doing. I knew either give up or fight the good fight to have a life better  than i ever imagined. After high school i was a hopeless wreck. I was home for 8 mnonths dealing with severe depression. I asked my sister what do i do?? She is the reason i am today. I was put in the hospital for 4 months and it forced me to grow up. I learned to not let the negativity of others drag me down. I made financial mistakes. I made more mistakes in the last 7 years than other time in my life. I then found a higherpower that has helped me through the darkest nights. I met the most amazing freinds that i call family and now i am in college when people told me i would never finish. I was told i would never drive and i now have a car. My dream one day is to become a motivional speaker to help other youth in my situation find their voice just like i did. There is a quote that i always tell people. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have a sense of appreication, a sensitivity. and an understanding of life that fillls them with compassion gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people dont just happen. I just urge you to keep on fighting and never give up. There is always a light at the end of the dark tunnel

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