Day 23 of 31
That is Chase Nichols’ story:
Insecurity. Not fairly the phrase that most individuals who have a look at me would affiliate with me. However they’d be improper, at the very least for probably the most half.
Rising up with cystic fibrosis made me really feel a variety of alternative ways about myself. As a lot as I’d wish to suppose not, insecurity nonetheless performs an enormous half in who I’m, nevertheless it’s one of many largest issues I attempt not to consider a lot anymore. As a result of the expansion that I’ve had over my years with CF has correlated quite a bit with what I see within the mirror.
The way in which I’ve made myself look through the years has been a vital a part of who I’m, and the way I view myself — from my ears, my physique, my hair, and particularly my tattoos. My tattoos are the largest expression of myself and have given me absolutely the largest self-confidence. The gradual means of turning into the person I used to be at all times alleged to be, has and at all times will begin within the mirror.
I’m additionally so grateful for the entire folks, artists, writers, and philosophers which have made me who I’m, and they’ll proceed to encourage me on daily basis, to be a greater man than I used to be yesterday. You’re the hope in me that has allowed me to kick CF’s ass for all of those years. I really like you all, and can’t wait to see what the following a number of years have to supply!
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