Saturday, June 4, 2011
What YA means to me and how it saved me
This post is in response to the Wall Street's article, Darkness To Visible.
I didn't include this in the video, because it is hard for me to type. Being told that I will never be normal again was the hardest day for me. I was 15, and had been in the hospital for over two weeks. My doctor came in and practically told me that I would never be able to be outside without a mask, walk without support, and many other things. Reading inspired me to do very painful treatments, get infusion, and do PT almost daily at first, even though there was little chance that I would be "normal" again. Young Adult fiction gave me courage at my darkest time in my life and I am completely grateful for what it has given me. It has also helped me get over the death of my sister, which has haunted me almost my whole life. There aren't enough words for how much YA has saved me.