I stand in front of the mirror and count my scars

25 in all, all of which tell a story

They all say something about me

And about my life

25 struggles I've been through

25 times I've seen an operating room

I never asked for this

25 hospital rooms I've stayed in

25 'get well soon' stuffed animals

The hospital was my second home

25 reasons to fight for my life

25 reasons to live my life to the fullest

This is me

I am who I am

And I'm damn proud