Abigail Fernihough Essay

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“ The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” This quote is by Moliere and it is one of Abigail Fernihough’s favorite quotes. Fernihough is 15 years old; she is on the high school volleyball team. In her free time, she enjoys reading and participating in art. Abigail Fernihough is a freshman at Bryan High School who has diabetes and has a very important story to tell. Diabetes is a disease that 29.1 million people have to live with; so what is it?
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use glucose. Insulin is responsible for delivering the glucose from the bloodstream into muscles, fat, liver, and most cells to produce fuel for the body. Type one Diabetes develops when the cells that create insulin, the pancreatic beta cells, are destroyed by the body’s immune system. 40,000 people are
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Now she realizes that this is a huge scar that she can wear with confidence. When she was little, she wanted to change the world. Now diagnosed with Diabetes, Fernihough still believes the same; it's just become a clearer image and has learned how much she can give to the world. Her favorite part about Diabetes is all the lives she has been able to touch. When living in Arizona her mom was a preschool teacher and one of the students was diagnosed with Diabetes. She was able to help the little girl and her family get through the tough time and be a big role model to her. Fernihough said that Diabetes has allowed her to see everything in a new way. She has a new perspective on life that most people don’t have. Diabetes has changed Fernihough for the better and has allowed her to tell her impactful story. Fernihough wouldn’t be the person she is today is she hadn’t gone through Diabetes which relates to one of her favorite quotes “Star’s wouldn’t be able to shine if there was no

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