9 years old and alone. Such a tender age and, already, you felt alone. You had no one and as you aged through your teen years, it only got harder. But here you are! You defied the odds! You made it. You aren’t a survivor. You’re a fighter. You always were and you always will be. 

To others going struggling, just know that you are the one in charge of your body. You are amazing. You are an individual. I know that it hurts. But the pain will subside if you stay strong and have people who love you, support you. I wasn’t alone. I felt alone but a I wasn’t. Me, like so many others has gone through this and came out a warrior. 

Stay strong!