I do not have one story or just one person I can point out as a #GreatGiver. I am now 34-years-old and every year is a gift given to me. Everyone I surround myself with has given me a reason to push forward and not let cystinosis take over my life. My family, friends, professors, and doctors have all been a great gift to me and contribute to my continued learning. Solo, I do struggle with something cystinosis related every day but I push through it because I know I am also a gift to the younger children with hope of growing up and living a life worth fighting for.
Giving Tuesday is a way to provide a better chance for our quality of life in the future.