I am a Junior in college, who was diagnosed with Neutropenia in 7th grade. Growing up I was always sick more than most kids, but it wasn't until 7th that we were able to pinpoint a reason. After my diagnosis I was put on Neupogen, which greatly improved my quality of life. I was getting sick less frequently, and things were going well. My freshman year of college proved that chronic illness is unpredictable, even when you thought you had it under control. I was admitted to the hospital many times, and although I loved the college I was at, I had to come home to be closer to my doctors. I have learned to appreciate life in a different way living with Neutropenia, and Stay Strong no matter what comes my way.