You Can Do It!
The Merit Badge Handbook For Grown-Up Girls
In 2013, I began a journey with the help of a little book called “You Can Do It!: A Merit Badge Handbook for Grown-up Girls.” However, life and my health kept getting in the way of completing the challenges. I hate the fact that my experience with sickle cell stops me from accomplishing so many goals that I had for myself. It's frustrating. I have the best of intentions, and I come off as inconsistent and a flake!
My life with a chronic illness has made me reflect on all of my hopes, dreams, and aspirations that were held hostage by my ailments. While in my despair and overwhelming self-pity, I realized that I overlooked so many blessings and accomplishments.
Since January of this year, I have been in and out of the hospital prepping for a stem cell transplant with the intention of eradicating my sickle cell (SS) disease. In approximately 60 days, I will start chemotherapy! During my countdown to healing, I’m going to complete the challenges I have yet to face and highlight my past accomplishments. I am grateful for the life that God gave me. It’s time for me to start acting like it!
Dare To Dream
Dima Hendricks © 2018
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