Reaching your dreams.
A lot of people don't really know how serious CF is. Most CF'ers have a thing that is a blessing and a curse at the same time. We look normal. Thank goodness, what a wonderful thing, to have a disease and look normal!
The curse is that fact that it hides inside and most don't understand how serious it is. I often tell people, "Well, if you could see a picture of my lungs."
I remember when I was young, my dad asked me, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I said, "A streetcop." He said, "Lara, you can't. You'll never keep up."
Every CF'er has been told, (I think), that there is something they cannot do in life, because of this disease. My goals changed, so I don't know if I could have become a street cop or not....I do know this, if I had, I might have a desk job by now at the station instead of being on the street, just because, well...I am a realist. I know my lungs couldn't do the street thing now.
But maybe I could've for a while...
Take a look at this video. Inspirational for anyone. These girls too, were told they couldn't do something so simple in life; they were told they would never sing. Well, I think they, on some level, have beaten CF. And may they continue to do so.
Watch this video. I dare anyone to watch and not start crying.