When I arrived I was a tired young girl coping with the emotional baggage child abuse had left me with. I had been using binge drinking as a way to cope wish depression and anxiety. Only a few months back, I did not want to be here anymore and when I closed my eyes all I could visualise was darkness. With the help of the Doctors, they have helped to get a lot of my emotions out and I have also learned to meditate which really helps when I feel low. My diabetes + RA has drastically improved, I look and feel healthy that the first time I can remember in my 24 years. I am hoping to keep this up at have as I now believe I am a strong resiliant young women who has the power to make the right choises. Now, when I close my eyes, I see colour coming through and I thank you all.