You Did It!
Graduating from high school took a little longer for me than it should have; this year I buckled down and graduated with a 3.5 GPA from Garfield High School.
My high school years were challenging, it wasn’t that the classes were hard; I wasn’t motivated or didn’t have any interest in classes or grades. I was in foster care and when my brother (Karim) and I were reunited and living together again, I became motivated and had the energy to finish high school. Of course, Sickle Cell got in the way when I went into crisis; starting on hydroxyurea was helpful for my health, lessening my ER visits and hospital stays.
My future: I want to be successful with my pathway as I figure out my next journey in life. I want my job to be one that I enjoy going to everyday and have a passion for; I don’t want to go to work every day and hate it. I don’t know if I will go to college; I am still trying to figure out what I want to do.
I went to camp this year to spend the last night with campers and staff. I saw and felt everyone come together at camp having so much fun and reuniting. I want and hope to become a counselor at Sickle Cell camp next year.