In the past year since this story was written, I endeavored to conquer Kidney Disease…
I have successfully done that so far through alternative medicine. This has been proven with two quarterly blood tests I have taken. My blood levels are NORMAL. Of course, I will keep testing to be sure, but it’s a nice start!
I have no doubts that I will face more challenges in my life, but what the heck, all challenges have quite a challenge on their hands trying to beat me.
I like to call myself, “adversity’s adversary”, LOL!
Our followup album will be released soon…
PS- As an extension of X: The Human Condition, we’ve created a website where not only have I told my own story, but there is now a community of hundreds of people sharing their stories of overcoming adversity at RiseUpEight.org.
I got the idea from the Japanese proverb, fall down seven times, stand up eight, but I thought standing up was just not enough. We need to rise up above challenges in life to become successful.
It’s a volunteer run website that I founded, and maintain it on a daily basis with several volunteers. It’s art imitating life or life imitating art or both, I’m not sure.
But all of us are in this simply to make this world a better place. And I have to say, I have never felt such a positive energy in my life. Being surrounded by so many positive people is something I would like for you to experience as well, so please check it out and understand that whatever challenges you may have in life, they will eventually lead you to a better place, so you will get past whatever it is that’s holding you back. You will look back on this time as simply a difficult time of learning, where you got the strength to become the success that you will be.