Personal Stories of Strength & Hope

"Because ALL of us are unique individuals with great potential for health, well-being and fulfillment." - The Advocates Way


By Anonymous

Spirit 17

When I was having a really hard time I would call PES and I then would talk to them and let them know that I was having a really hard time. They would send me to respite. The staff at respite would help me to come up with ideas to help me through the next time I would get anxiety or depressed. Even though I have dealt with my illness for a long time and will for the rest of my life there is always hope. I have gone through many obstacles and I would try different things to help through whatever I was going through at the time. I talked to my counselor, PES, respite. I would find different activities to do to see what would help me. Even at my lowest times I would use my good stumpiness to fight to stay alive. I love nature and the things I love to do. My inner strength is the will to live and because I love the beauty of nature and life I will always keep trying different things because to be alive is worth fighting for. Each one of us is very special and we are all here for a reason so never give up because your life is worth fighting for.