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'I struggled with depression. It affected every aspect of my life'


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Sep 30, 2012   #1
I struggled with depression. It affected every aspect of my life- my relationship with my parents, siblings, friends, my academic standing in school, and especially with God. It affected me so much that I quit church, made my family almost split up, and made me think of the unthinkable acts. However, through one child, my life was changed.

Because of this child, I was able to overcome my depression and make me a more positive, motivated individual. This child's name was Tiffany and she could barely hear and talk. She attended a program named Milal and I was a volunteer. Every Saturday, I was always partnered up with Tiffany and we did every activities together. Every time I walked into the entrance, she always ran towards me and gave me the biggest hugs and smiles.

I can never forget the words Tiffany tried to say to me one Saturday. She said, "You will be okay" very slowly. She then gave me a hug and I was speechless. Now that I think of this, I knew why Tiffany said this. She understood my problem. These four words that she tried to say clearly gave me confidence and self-esteem. She gave me hope, love, and faith. Because of Tiffany, I was able to start attending my church, start taking leadership roles in school and in this program, and repair my relationships with God and others. My pessimistic attitude changed from negative to positive; I was now looking forward to life with a smile.

Even though Tiffany didn't have what others had which was the ability to speak and hear, she was loving, compassionate, and humble. She gave me the determination to help and encourage others. As I start a new chapter in my life, I will never forget what Tiffany did for me. I will continue to help those who are sick or in need. That is what motivates me every day to do the best I can.

(I don't know if this is touching or good at all.. please comment or fix anything that does not sound grammatically correct. I also want to make my piece a little more elaborate with vocabulary words and different kinds of phrasings... if you guys could please help me on that, that would be SOO great!! thanks!)
EF_Susan - / 2,364 12  
Oct 4, 2012   #2
Because of this child, I was able to overcome my depression and make mebecome a more positive, motivated individual.

This child's name was Tiffany and she could barely hear or talk.

Every Saturday, I was always partnered up with Tiffany and we did every activities together.

Even though Tiffany didn't have what others had, which was the ability to speak and hear, she was loving, compassionate, and humble.

I think this is coming along fine! Good luck with school and have fun!

:)


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