Jasons Life Essay

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3 years ago I was diagnosed with Diabetes. It stabbed a dagger into my heart. The doctor came into where I was and said "Jason, Its time for your first needle". My mum burst into tears, but I had to be strong. Since then I have never let this illness get in the way of my dreams, of the things I want to achieve in my life.In 1999 a month after I was diagnosed I started rehearsals on a musical, Oliver. The diabetes educator and mum said it wasn't a good idea to do it, but I did it anyway. But look where it has taken me, I have met some extraordinary people and witnessed some wonderful events in people's lives. I can now say to myself that I am an actor, I've done plays, musicals and comedy and I know I can say I have played one of the hardest roles today. Being myself, this isn't a character, this isn't a role, this is me, I am who I am and you have to accept it, I have diabetes and you have to know it.But what brings me on is believing in myself, believing I can do anything if I put my mind to it. I've been on TV, I've been on stage, and I've even written plays. My dream is to write the most inspirational piece of writing and to let my story be heard. To let people know about my journey, from where I've come from and to where I am going.Support, friends and needles may keep you alive, but what makes you want to stay alive? That's something everyone has to think about in life, I know why I stay alive, its a cure, I would do anything if it would bring a...

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