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10/19/2016 Latest post:
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Good morning, afternoon, evening or all of the above.... AC here. By the time you are reading this I will be in great hands of amazing surgeons. They will be helping to restore my sight one step at a time. If you know me well, you know attention and help are two things I steer away from. If you also know me well, you know emotions aren't always worn on my sleeve. I try my best to have a positive attitude towards the medical obstacles thrown my way, but somedays are harder than others. As a senior in my last year at Lipscomb University, I have quickly learned I am not just there for my education, but have grown in a community that never ceases to amaze me. If you're reading this I hope you know you're deeply loved by me and how much you care for the well being of my health, but spirit as well. Fibrous dysplasia is a rare bone disease which has controlled a lot of growth throughout my skull and spine for my entire life, but it just a part of my physical brokenness on this earth. I don't let this disease which causes many tumors, migraines, back pains, visual problems to consume or identify me. It is simply the platform and set of pain I was given to be able to share my story with HOPE. I know this is just one more step in the direction of me choosing to seek God's flourishing plans and hand throughout my life. It's one more step in surrendering when you don't want to because you're scared of knowing what comes next. It's step after step of relying and trusting I have no control, but I can obey. So today, I am obeying to my Heavenly Father with open hands and heart at the operating table where my heart wounds need healing just as much as my eyes. A twenty one year olds life was put on hold today, but we're gonna make this trial count y'all. Whatever happens today, tomorrow or the next day, for better or worse, I'm thankful for medical resources and prayerful hearts. Love you all.